Just recently, GMA News has featured Robert delos Reyes Abilong, a Grade 12 working student in Pagsanjan, Laguna who recreate the image of the Last Supper just by using wood, sunlight and a magnifying glass. In a said YouScoop post, it can be seen how this young boy exerted time and effort in making this great art.
Working student, gumuhit ng Last Supper gamit ang magnifying glass at sikat ng araw! ☀️
Isang Grade 12 student mula Pagsanjan, Laguna, sinimulan ni YouScooper Robert ang pagguhit sa imahen ng Last Supper sa kahoy noong May 15. Gamit ang magnifying glass, tinututok niya ang pinalakas na sikat ng araw sa kahoy upang bahagyang maabo ito. Tumagal ng isang linggo ang proseso dahil daw sa pabago-bago ng panahon.
Ang imahen ng Last Supper na ito ay pangatlong guhit ni YouScooper Robert gamit ang sikat ng araw; nauna rito ang portrait ni Birheng Maria at Whang-Od.
Mensahe niya sa mga mag-aaral at artists na nagsisimula pa lang na kagaya niya ay kahit nasa bahay lang dahil sa quarantine, ay maghanap ng oras para maging creative din.
Last Supper image on wood
According to Robert delos Reyes Abilong, he started creating the wooden artwork last May 15 amid the enhanced community quarantine. While at home, he would patiently hover the magnifying glass over the wood until the intensified heat of the sun would darken certain portions.
The said image took Robert a week to finish due to the change in weather. Aside from the Last Supper, he was also able to create portraits of Birheng Maria and Whang Od, the Filipino tattoo artist, just by using the sun.
While the country goes under quarantine due to coronavirus pandemic, Robert said it is important to artists like him to find time to be creative.