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Filipino Construction Worker uses old slippers to sculpt superhero miniatures

A Spotlight on Filipino artistry

Filipino Construction Worker uses old slippers to sculpt superhero miniatures photo by Adrian Soriano Bernabe

This Filipino Construction Worker Creates Superhero Miniatures Using Recycled Flip-Flops

  • Elmer Padilla displays his superhero miniatures made of recycled materials
  • Filipino artistry is widespread in the country

Filipino artistry takes the center stage in every corner of the world – may it be from the art of cooking, photography, painting, drawing, and even sculpting. But have you ever seen such artist who sculpts superhero miniatures using recycled materials such as used rubber slippers? If not, meet Elmer Padilla.

Filipino Construction Worker uses old slippers to sculpt superhero miniatures photo by Adrian Soriano Bernabe
Filipino Construction Worker uses old slippers to sculpt superhero miniatures photo by Adrian Soriano Bernabe

In a viral post with almost 5,000 shares on Facebook by Adrian Soriano Bernabe, he noticed a guy in Imus displaying his recycled masterpiece on the side of the street. He immediately took a picture and posted in a Facebook group called ‘Guhit Pinas’, and went viral.

This Filipino Sidewalk Vendor Creates Superhero Miniatures Using Recycled Flip-Flops photo by Adrian Soriano Bernabe
This Filipino Sidewalk Vendor Creates Superhero Miniatures Using Recycled Flip-Flops photo by Adrian Soriano Bernabe

The guy in the said post is said to be Elmer Padilla. Originally from Catbalogan, Samar, Elmer took the opportunity of traveling to Cavite and earn a living. But through his artistic capabilities, he has now gained popularity with an amazing set of hands. His impeccable articulation can be seen from its finished product itself.

This Pinoy artist can turn your worn out tsinelas into cool superhero miniatures
This Pinoy artist can turn your worn out tsinelas into cool superhero miniatures

Some of the works he has created are: Hellboy, Gundam, Transformers, and Deadpool to name a few. With some of the international sculptors who uses uncommon tools for their craft, it surely does conclude that Elmer’s talent is exceptional and indeed world-class. We also know that necessary materials are required to create these figures – but with Elmer’s resourcefulness – a masterpiece can be done with just 2-3 tools. It isn’t just the talent that is needed to build a miniature action figure – but perseverance and a keen eye for detail to perfect the outcome.

And now that these type of artwork are also marketed to adult toy collectors, who knows one day, Elmer can open his toy shop selling his beautifully-crafted artworks.

Photo Source: https://web.facebook.com/groups/guhitpinascentralgroup

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Written by Markus Castro

A cat person by day and a writer by night. He loves to travel to his favorite destinations in Southeast Asia.

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