(In photo from left, Elaine Antonio Bordeaux, the celebrated Filipina sculptor and immigration lawyer with Philippine Ambassador to Spain Philippe J. Lhuillier proudly unveiled her latest exhibition, “Courage,” at the Philippine Embassy in Madrid, Spain held on November 10, 2023(
Elaine Antonio Bordeaux, the celebrated sculptor and immigration lawyer, proudly unveiled her latest exhibition, “Courage,” at the Philippine Embassy in Madrid, Spain.
The event marked a significant milestone after her recent recognition as the 2023 Most Influential Filipina in the World by the Filipina Women’s Network (FWN).
Her collection of sculptures, a fusion of Filipino cultural elements and a deep exploration of courage, adorned the embassy’s halls. Drawing inspiration from her Filipino heritage and her dedication to supporting refugees, Bordeaux’s artworks conveyed a powerful message of resilience and bravery.
With meticulous craftsmanship, she intricately crafted sculptures that echoed the spirit of courageous individuals, leaving an indelible mark on history and society. Some pieces were influenced by the enchanting wildlife of Colorado, adding a unique perspective to her portrayal of courage.
Accompanied by Philippine Ambassador to Spain Philippe J. Lhuillier, Bordeaux ceremoniously inaugurated the exhibition. He praised her for initiating conversations about courage amid challenging times, emphasizing the importance of perseverance and hope in a world fraught with uncertainties.
The exhibition, an integral part of the Philippine Embassy’s Museums and Galleries month, welcomed visitors to experience Bordeaux’s evocative sculptures until its conclusion on Friday, 10th November 2023. Each sculpture stood not just as a work of art but as a testament to the human spirit’s enduring ability to overcome adversity with courage.