The Top Ten artists of ArtPrize were announced this past Thursday. I didn’t even get a chance to vote. It’s a little overwhelming. There is something like 1600+ entries. How could one human being see that much art in a three week period? Now you are only able to vote for the Top Ten. My favorite did not get into the top ten. Wondering if my vote would have made the difference…..
These first two pictures are of two of the top ten. (I did not take these two photos, so you know) I really liked the above entry. It was mesmerizing. The pig was fun, but I kept thinking Mel Gibson was going to climb in its backside with Tina Turner and float away, it was a little Mad Maxish.
This piece is in the Grand Rapids Art Museum. It is composed of salt. Loose salt, on the floor. Very fragile. It is also in top ten. It was amazing. The picture really was ghostlike.
Look at the details.
Look at how large it is…..eight panels, but unless you look really close you would never know it was in panels.
It took up an enormous amount of space.
The colors were amazing and it continued out of the building into the courtyards. This one did not make it into the Top Ten. Boo-hoo.
This wood carving made it into the top ten. It is on the river, sort of like an amazing piece of driftwood landed there on the shore. Do you see all the animals hidden in it? The children loved this one, on our field trip.
Here is an interesting entry. The artist asked people to write down dreams they had, then she interpreted them in these jars and put them on display. They were all tagged with the dreamer and their dream.