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Eric L. Zamuco

Eric de Leon Zamuco is a 31 year old mixed media artist from Manila, Philippines. His works are a hybrid of photography in painting and or sculpture. Recently, he was awarded an Honorable Mention Fellowship for spring 2002 by the Vermont Studio Center.

The “1901 Coasters” are 100 laminated reproductions of an old passport photo of the artist’s grandfather, Gregorio Zamuco. Gregorio was born in 1901, 100 years old today, and is the oldest living forester who graduated from Yale University (1929). This is just a personal tribute to him, because by May 9, 2002, coinciding with the simultaneous coaster exhibitions all over the world, God-willing, Gregorio will turn 101.