WORLD RENOWNED THOMASIAN GLASS SCULPTOR, ARCHT. RAMON G. Orlina, signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the University of Santo Tomas for the completion of the Tetraglobal Artwork to be unveiled at the Quadricentennial Square.
The agreement was signed January 19, with the university represented by its Vice Rector, Rev. Fr. Pablo T. Tiong, OP. Witnessing the signing were Rev. Fr. Manuel F. Roux, OP, Vice Rector for Finance; and Assoc. Prof. Pilar I. Romero, Ph.D., Assistant to the Rector for Administration.
The much-awaited artwork of several 9-feet-tall figures, is made of cast bronze and solid glass, altogether towering 18 feet from a pedestal. The artwork will be unveiled in time for the university’s quadricentennial celebration in 2011.
Architect Orlina is a Thomasian, having earning his BS degree in Architecture from UST in 1965. He practiced architecture until 1974. Thereafter, he began a career in art, starting first in painting, then eventually shifting to sculpture.
Transfiguring glass into art became an obsession as he felt it gave him the most potential for expressing his visual imagery. Orlina’s artwork include glass works and installations, glass sculptures, glass and stainless steel pieces, and jewelry.