Ramon G. Orlina
Ramon Orlina is a contemporary Filipino glass sculptor. Born on January 27, 1944 in Manila, Philippines, Orlina studied architecture at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila before beginning his art career. “Glass is indeed an endlessly intriguing material,” Orlina has said. “This gives me a greater challenge to explore its possibilities.” Using his own method and homemade tools, Orlina carves his figures from green glass blocks without heat. His monoliths, often very large in scale, have shifted in subject from abstractions to the female body in recent years. The artist lives and works in Manila, Philippines.