In a small town in Palawan, a talented artist from Barangay Isugod, Quezon, has been making waves on social media with his stunning sculptures made from scrap materials.
King Hermogenes, a Palaweño metal artist, has been honing his craft for years, perfecting his technique and developing his own unique style and he is starting to gain a number of followers on his Facebook page “Metalikha.”
What sets this Palaweño metal artist apart is his use of social media to showcase his art. He regularly posts photos and videos of his latest creations on his Facebook accounts, allowing his followers to appreciate his work and follow his creative journey.
His social media presence has helped him gain recognition in his hometown and across the province.
Through his art, King aims to promote environmental awareness and the importance of recycling. He believes that art can be a powerful tool for social change, and he hopes to inspire others to see the beauty in everyday objects that are often discarded as trash.
He collects scrap materials from anywhere he could find, salvaging anything from old appliances to discarded motorcycle parts.
He then sorts them into piles based on shape and texture, allowing his creative mind to take over as he works his magic.
His art pieces range from intricate objects to mini-figurines and action figures. The figures are stunning in their intricacy, with every detail carefully crafted to create a lifelike representation of the subject matter.
The use of scrap metal gives the pieces a rustic, industrial feel that adds to their charm.
Aside from promoting sustainability and environmental awareness through his work, King hopes to inspire the next generation of artists to use their creativity for the greater good.
King signifies the Palaweño’s ingenuity and resourcefulness. He is a true eco-artist who uses his creativity to make a difference, one sculpture at a time.