"PUSO" --- New PHC Landmark Unveiled

Dr. William T. Chua, a cardiologist, launched and unveiled an enormous landmark sculpture called "Puso (Heart)" in front of the Medical Arts Building at the Philippine Heart Center, on July 30, 2013. It is now the latest landmark work of art at the hospital.

Dr. Chua's labor of love, three years in the making, measures 11 feet x 18 feet x 18 feet in size and weighs 800 kilos. Black iron pipes of 12-inch diameter, which were given a red urethane finish, were used to give shape to the final design with a black granite base. The symbolical heart sculpture's very first study was realized, using television cables, three years ago. Several versions evolved over time.

Artist Chua's paintings in the past focused on themes like the workings of the human heart . He explored the passageways of a pumping heart, finding heartwarming painting ideas and meanings in the intricate network designed to ease blood flow from and to this most vital body organ. His paintings hang in places like the St. Luke's Medical Center and even at the American College of Cardiology's Heart House in Bethesda, Maryland, USA.

The guests during the unveiling of "Puso" were Health Secretary Enrique Ona, Sen. Grace Poe and her mother, veteran actress Susan Roces.
Last Modified: December 13, 2013