Artist Olivia d’Aboville makes the holidays bloom with her eco-friendly masterpiece

Christmas is all about caring. It’s that time of year when people go out of their way to please those who they love the most. For famed textile artist Olivia d’Aboville, there is nothing nobler than caring not just for loved ones, but for the one thing that nurtures us the most, in more ways than you can imagine. Olivia believes that this Christmas, it’s time to care for something most of us often neglect: the environment.

For their holiday launch, SM Aura Premiere partnered with famed French-Filipina textile artist Olivia d’Aboville, as the mall held a light show showcasing the artist’s art installation called Giant Dandelions.

For their holiday launch, SM Aura Premiere partnered with famed French-Filipina textile artist Olivia d’Aboville, as the mall held a light show showcasing the artist’s art installation called Giant Dandelions.

Olivia is a staunch supporter of environmental efforts. A young French-Filipino artist based in Manila, Olivia specializes in tapestry and textile structures, adapting various techniques to create her own woven forms. Even when she was still a design student in Paris, recycling had already been a major component, if not an influence, on her pieces.

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“I do a lot of recycled art and then progressively incorporate different materials to my work. Plastic is really an element that I like working with, and also the fact that I am a textile designer makes everything I do have some sort of textile technique within the piece.” —- Olivia

From plastic spoons to water bottles and cocktail stirrers, she is drawn to mass produced objects, manipulating and recycling materials to create new work. She is very sensitive to light, fluidity and movement and is mostly known for works inspired by the theme of the ocean. The use of LED lighting is systematic in her works.

In partnership with SM Supermalls, Olivia d’Aboville recently found a new home for her spectacular art installation called Giant Dandelions.

Displayed on the SM Aura Skypark lawn, Olivia d’Aboville’s Giant Dandelions features flowers of different heights with dandelion heads made from recycled water bottles. The art installation was in line with SM Supermalls’ efforts in promoting environmental awareness and eco-friendly sustainable development.

Displayed on the SM Aura Skypark lawn, Olivia d’Aboville’s Giant Dandelions features flowers of different heights with dandelion heads made from recycled water bottles. The art installation was in line with SM Supermalls’ efforts in promoting environmental awareness and eco-friendly sustainable development.

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