Sculptor Arden Siarot is proud to show off his sculpture to be handed out to delegates of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit meetings in Bohol on April 18 to 22.
The sculpture called "Waiting for Time" is made of silver-plated bronze with a seashell on the back. It depicts the tarsier, an animal endemic to Bohol and is among the province's most popular attractions.
According to Siarot, the tarsier depicts the Filipino trait of being patient. He said the Department of Tourism specifically asked him to create the tokens.
Siarot's workers are now on overtime to finish the sculptures for the event. The artist is proud to have been chosen to make the tokens and hopes that Asean delegates would appreciate the top-caliber artistic value of the Cebuanos.