Aze Ong: Breathing Life into Crocheted Pieces

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Who says crochet is only limited to garments? Well, this notion was proven wrong by artist Aze Ong. She has been making rounds in the country, touching people with her art.

I was given a chance to witness how beautiful her creations are. I stumbled upon a Facebook sponsored post by Art Portal, calling all people to drop by their place for her exhibit. I had nothing to do at that time (and it’s free) so, I jumped in.

The exhibit was called “SOUND IN MY HEAD 2”

I asked friends to go with me, but I ended up going with my sister. 😀

We were surprised by the number of people who went there because the place was actually small. We just compressed outside during the opening ceremony.

Who is Aze Ong?

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During the opening ceremony, she gave a speech. She said that it was 17 years ago when she volunteered for a year to teach people in the mountains of Bukidnon. Most of her students belonged to the Talaandig Tribe. During the span of her stay, she was inspired by how the tribe preserved their culture. She said that all her creations came from her mind, heart and soul-there’s no limit, no pattern nor sketches. She doesn’t know how they look like until they are finished.

The speech was then proceeded with ribbon-cutting:

The ribbon-cutting was done together with local artist, Dinky Munda (who currently has art pieces exhibited in a local mall) and Aze’s former student, Shela Camarinta, who is now a councilor of Kibangay, Bukidnon.

"Christ" 1964 By: Dinky Munda Linoleum Cut Print

“Christ”
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By: Dinky Munda
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She was also interviewed by people from CNN Philippines.

CNN Philippines covered her exhibit.

CNN Philippines covered her exhibit.

After the ceremony, Aze did a performance with her art pieces. I think the performance was very fluid and full of grace.

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After her dance number, we are then allowed to go inside and take pictures as well as interact with the artist.

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With Aze Ong wearing a white crocheted dress

They also have food and booze waiting outside for visitors.

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As a frustrated artist, there’s really something fulfilling when I go to art exhibits. Maybe deep inside I am hoping that I’ll be able to showcase my works with other people and be appreciated in return too. My sincere congratulations to Aze Ong for holding a successful one! I am looking forward for her future works.

How about you lovely readers? What do you feel whenever you visit an art exhibit? Have you tried creating art in your own ways as well? Please let me know by leaving a comment below! 😉

 

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46 thoughts on “Aze Ong: Breathing Life into Crocheted Pieces

  1. Everything is beautiful and I love how she expresses herself through her art. It would be nice to go to a show as pretty as this. The colors are amazing and very full of life.

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  2. Where in Davao this exhibit happened? I love to visit the place, my mom actually love to crochet, we do have a lot of finished crochet products here in our house, some are displayed in our living room.

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  3. Aze Ong’s crocheted products are unique, colorful and eye-catching. I remember the last crochet work I finished it was a backpack and I gave it to a friend as remembrance. Now I do not know if I can still make one again.

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    • I hope you friend appreciated that backpack. Considering the time and effort you’ve put into making it. If you were able to make it once, I don’t think there will be a reason for you not to be able to do it again. 😉

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  4. Wow! Now I understand that artists, just like in other fields, have different views in seeing their passion towards arts. I find her crochet artwork brilliant! It’s something unique that you would love to have one of those for your home. I remember a friend who is really good at doing such. She even make a business out of crochet! Oh, I really find these kinds of people amazing indeed.

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  5. That’s awesome that she won’t know how it looks in her head even, until it’s finished. Awesome to gain some insight about the making of the art.

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  6. Hello there! This article couldn’t be written much better! Looking at this article reminds me of my previous roommate!
    He always kept talking about this. I am going to forward this post to him.
    Fairly certain he’s going to have a great read. I appreciate you for sharing!

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  7. Crochet is an art I wish I know I could do. If I know how to do this, I would crochet dresses for kids. hahaha. There are a lot of things I want to learn. Lucky for you to be able to attend this!

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