ed defensor
My World of Art
multi-media visual artist of Iloilo City,
Philippines
Ang Lin-ay Sang Iloilo 
GALLERY 3:

The Journey to Cebu, 
The Herbich International Art & Marketing Corporation
I submitted to Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog the study that I made and after suggesting  a few minor modifications, he finally approved the project in February 2011. 

















And when all the papers had been fixed, after all the contracts between me and the Donor had been drawn, and after meeting with the Engineers of FF Cruz and Company, the Engineering firm building the City Hall and who would install the Lin-ay after its completion we then proceeded to the Foundry Company in Cebu, to the Herbich International Art and Marketing Corporation in Cotcot, Liloan, Cebu. This place was going to be our next studio and our place of residence for the duration of the work on the Lin-ay

I formed a team of one utility man and two major sculptors which would be reinforced by the employed men of the Foundry Company.
Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog announcing to the media of Iloilo his approval of the project.
MY TEAM. Left to Right: Juan Erecre, utility man; Ed Defensor, sculptor and team leader; Harry Mark Gonzales, major sculptor;  Joe Amora, major sculptor.
At the Trans-Asia Boat going to Cebu...
The breaking dawn as we were approaching the island of Cebu...
Telltale signs that we were approaching Cebu City...
But of course the surest sign was when the Badjaos started appearing at the waters beside our boat...fantastic swimmers and divers, they would dive for coins thrown at them by passengers of the boat...and seldom would they miss in retrieving the coins...
Our arrival at the pier of Cebu City...
The entrance to the Herbich International
Art and Manufacturing Corporation...
The front of the Herbich residence. At the far end is the foundry...
Some of the bronze sculptures in front of the Herbich residence...
The main section of the foundry...
Our orientation of the place. Another section where a model for a religious image was being made...At far left is Karl Herbich, a German national, sculptor and proprietor of the foundry. The man in yellow is Franz Herbich, son of Karl, also a sculptor and presently managing the company...
Another section of the foundry where the cleaning and finishing of the bronze sculptures take place...
The bronzing section...
The kiln...
The molding area...