Sculptor Eduardo Castrillo dies at 73
MANILA, Philippines – Sculptor Eduardo Castrillo, the man behind iconic monuments like the People Power Monument in EDSA, died on Wednesday, May 18.
According to the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Castrillo died of cancer at the Asian Hospital in Muntinlupa at 10:45 am.
His relative, Monna Castrillo-Seares, confirmed the news through a post on Facebook.
The post, accompanied by photos of Castrillo and his works, said that he brought their family together: "Apo ni Tiago bonds became really strong because of him and his siblings who are all now together in heaven."
The Yuchengco Museum also confirmed the news, as well as the Bantayog ng mga Bayani Foundation.
Aside from the People Power monument, Castrillo is also the man behind the Inang Bayan sculpture at Bantayog ng mga Bayani, the Andres Bonifacio monument near Manila City Hall, and many more.
His work can be found all over the country, and some are also displayed abroad.
Castrillo was known for his work with metal, as well as non-traditional material like plexiglass, neon lights, ivory, and wood, according to his website.
Although he was famous for sculpting public landmarks, Castrillo also also made functional art, jewelry, gallery pieces, and installations. – Rappler.com