UP artist’s alcohol dispenser is angel statue

  • By YOU.PH
  • March 27, 2021
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‘Omnipresence’ is title of alcohol exhibit

“Alcohol dispensers are seen everywhere now and have become a vital structure in our environment,” said UP Fine Arts student Wika Nadera who created a video rendering artwork of an angel statue-turned-alcohol dispenser. “I compared this to the angel statues that contain holy water usually seen in our Catholic churches.”

Entitled “Omnipresence,” Nadera created it on the theme of Gravity Art Space’s inaugural exhibit “Alcohol.” The show talks about the different alcohols that occupied our senses during the pandemic.

“I wanted to explore how alcohol permeated through our public and private spaces than just our bodies,” Nadera adds. The omnipresence of alcohol reminds one of the sense of protection and security the idea of the guardian angel and the holy water provide to many Catholic Filipinos.

Ironically Nadera is a born-again Christian but he grew up attending Catholic masses and visiting churches since he studied at Claret School in Quezon City, “The guardian angel figure to me serves as a memory of safety.”

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