This Side Up

Un­der­pass art that will make you look for­ward to your next com­mute

Makati Leads - - Contents -

Next time you find your­self pass­ing through the un­der­passes of Ayala-Makati Av­enues and Ayala Av­enue-Le­gaspi Street, don't for­get to look up.

You won't see sun­shine, but you'll see ceil­ings bright­ened by col­ors, faces, and quirky de­signs. The mu­rals, part of a de­sign pro­ject that aims to de­velop these spa­ces into a com­mer­cial area, are a col­lab­o­ra­tion among artists Rai Cruz, KooKoo, Geloy Con­cep­cion, Blic, Nemo, Qua­tro, Triskaideka, Rest, Jood, Dan Puz­zle, Gara­p­ata, Cozy, Karayom, and Mojo.

Nat­u­rally, the art­works serve more than a dec­o­ra­tive pur­pose. For Makati's har­ried work force, they pro­vide re­lief and even hope af­ter a tough day in the of­fice. “[Our art] is telling them that some­times, even if they feel they are locked in this [life], there are good things that come out of that,” says Cruz.

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