Toym Imao – sculptor and painter pays courtesy call on Consul General Herrera-Lim
Los Angeles, 03 July May 2014 – PHL Sculptor and Painter Toym Imao paid a courtesy call on Consul General Leo Herrera-Lim at the Philippine Consulate General on 02 July 2014.
In 1994, Mr. Imao donated a 1993 mural entitled “Filipinas-Letras Y’ Figuras” to the Philippine Consulate General during the term of former Consul General Victor Garcia. It is a contemporary take on the written history of the Philippines depicting the arrival of the Spanish colonizers first in the Visayas, followed by Luzon and lastly Mindanao.
The mural showcases the various cultural treasures of each region, from its indigenous people, sites and fabrics to its fiestas all woven into a visual collage of the Philippines. Mr. Imao will return to Los Angeles in a few months to perform restoration works on his donated mural. He was in the US and studied Masters in Fine Arts major in Sculpture at the Maryland Institute College of Art on a Fulbright and William M. Philips ’54 Memorial Scholarship. He received his degree with distinction and academic awards last May 2012. Currently, Toym is an artist-in-residence at the Creative Alliance, a nonprofit organization for artists based in Baltimore.
Mr. Toym’s busts and statues of Philippine National Hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal are found in Filipino community-dedicated parks and Philippine embassies/consulates in Europe. His latest bronze Rizal monument was recently unveiled in December 2012 in Carson City, California.
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