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Two different nations, one love and passion for art

Maestro Luca Vezzaro and the team of Four Legged Tiles embarked on an arduous journey to the Kalinga province to present a handcrafted, hand-carved, and hand-painted wooden mosaic masterpiece to Apo Whang-Od, a treasured national artist also known as the "Ink Queen". The artwork was created in honor of Apo Whang-Od's contribution to the world of art.



The local government of Kalinga, including Honorable Governor James Edduba, Honorable Congressman Allen Jesse C. Mangaoang, and Ms. Lorraine Ngao-i of the Tourism Office, welcomed Maestro Luca and his team with open arms during a ceremony held on May 8, 2023. The government officials received the artwork on behalf of Apo Whang-Od and honored Maestro Luca with a plaque of recognition and community token.



Vezzaro's masterpiece will be permanently displayed at the Kalinga Art Museum, a testament to the lasting impact of Apo Whang-Od's art on the local community. The journey culminated in an arduous hike to Apo Whang-od's secluded mountain village in Buscalan, Kalinga, where Maestro Luca had the honor of meeting the "Ink Queen" and receiving her signature three-dot traditional tattoo.



Vezzaro expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to create art for a living legend and stated that the pain and long journey were all worth it. This incredible journey exemplifies the unifying power of art, bringing together different nations with a shared love and passion for creativity.


🔎 To learn more about Four Legged Tiles or the Artwork Turnover Ceremony, you may contact Ms. Monica Briones at +639772545186 or email at monica.fourleggedtiles@gmail.com


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