Text and photos by Elizabeth Lolarga, VERA Files
In the beginning, so some versions of humankind’s first parents begin, God created man and woman at the same time. Their names were Adam and Lilith. But they spent their days quarreling over small matters. Among their issues was Adam wanted to be in the dominant position during sex while Lilith asserted that she should have her turn on top, too. So she fled the Garden of Eden with angels chasing after her.
She was replaced with the more compliant Eve. Well, Eve went on to disobey as well, and so on.
Award-winning sculptor Leeroy New revisits and re-interprets Biblical and other archetypal stories in “Garden of Earthly Delights” at Greenbelt 5’s The Gallery, Ayala Center Makati. Set amidst ultra-chic and high-end stores, his pieces, made mainly from the contemporary media of fiberglass, automotive paint, stainless steel and acrylic that give them a newly minted sheen, look like they are mocking the twin spirits of greed and consumerism.Read More »from Leeroy New’s garden of sculptural delights