Filipino digital artist makes it to the finals of COP 26 art competition

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(Source: Bricx Hammer Dumas/Facebook)
(Source: Bricx Hammer Dumas/Facebook)

A Filipino digital artist brought honor to the country for making it to the finals of the COP26 Summit’s art competition, DigitalArt4Climate with his piece titled “Nexus.”

The artwork of Bricx Martillo Dumas depicts a hand holding a blue-colored drink in a plastic bag with a straw, and a cigarette whose smoke evaporates into tiny leaves. Out of over two hundred who submitted from 58 countries, Dumas is the only finalist from Southeast Asia.

His artwork is on display in Glasgow, United Kingdom as part of the United Nations Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP26). DigitalArt4Climate, an initiative in partnership with UN-Habitat, aims “to recognize the value of creativity as a powerful resource for sustainable development and climate action.”

According to their website, “The DigitalArt4Climate Art Competition... wants to inspire and promote climate action through the power of culture and technology and empower the uptake of digital innovation by the creative community in an accessible and meaningful way.”

The winners will be announced on November 19. Voting is now open to the general public. Visit the DigitalArt4Climate gallery for more information on how to vote.

The public voting winners will take home a total of €3000 (P174,000) in prizes – the overall winner will win €1500, while three sub-theme winners will take home €500 each.

The COP26 Summit will bring together over 120 international leaders to discuss climate action.

Ana Catalina Paje is a development journalist passionate about grassroots communication geared towards genuine social change. She also writes about showbiz, lifestyle, and all things Pinoy pride. The views expressed are her own.

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