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Documenting the Filipino Design Aesthetic – Handcarved Motif

I’ve been trying to document objects commonly found in Filipino households with the aim of defining motifs that contribute to the aesthetic of “Filipino Design.” One recurring theme I’ve found is a variety of handcarved design patterns on furniture, doors, and sometimes architectural pieces, like churches or sign posts.

I’m documenting these carvings to match them with the plants and flowers that inspired them. The following images were taken from the 3 regions of the Philippines – Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.


Shayna Leib

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Shayna Leib – Two Seas

This is the perfect piece to greet patrons entering the main gallery of the Museum of Glass.

Please visit her website for more detailed photographs and to discover more of her work.



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Sacred Geometry

This is a literal transformation of the contents of the Sacred Geometry book into a 3d sculpture. The tree grew from elements cut in consideration of the golden ratio and the fibonacci sequence.