WATCH: This trained sculptor turned the ferry system of Pasig River into art

Leeroy New is originally a trained sculptor however he wants to help branch out his skillful ways into different creative industries.

With his collaborator Julia Nebrija, they both venture into helping redesign Manila using creative strategies to rehabilitate forgotten areas in the Philippines, like the ferry system in Pasig River.

This is part of the Art for Urban Change project between MMDA and the British Council Philippines, with the help of Davies Paints and other partners.

“One way to promote this system of transport and mobility in Manila, we felt that we had to kind of.. cultivate an interest for the river through art and design,” New mentions. “It’s a no-brainer. Start close to home.”

Pasig River, WATCH: This trained sculptor turned the ferry system of Pasig River into art

“For this particular mural we collaborated with Georjanno Abenoja. He’s a painter, an artist.. designer as well.”

Pasig River, WATCH: This trained sculptor turned the ferry system of Pasig River into art“We wanted to inject color and soft alien forms.”

Pasig River, WATCH: This trained sculptor turned the ferry system of Pasig River into artPasig River, WATCH: This trained sculptor turned the ferry system of Pasig River into art

“You have to be interested in this kind of work enough to actually make it work.”

Pasig River, WATCH: This trained sculptor turned the ferry system of Pasig River into art“I long for the day when the streets become the platforms for creative production. There is no end for us I think at this point yet because we haven’t even begun.”

Pasig River, WATCH: This trained sculptor turned the ferry system of Pasig River into art