Over the next few days I'll share some of my favorite art works from Art Prize. Today, I have a somewhat realistic construction from recycled materials, and a more abstract piece.
Here's a closeup of a section of the construction. One thing which made it different from a lot of the other constructions is that it was painted.
That closeup was a section of this:
There were several animals as part of the piece. Most of the pictures aren't very good due to shadows which complicated the already busy images.
The name of the work is "On Thin Ice," by Justin LaDoux of Alma, Michigan. I really liked how he gave the impression of the broken ice, although representing ice with a mirror isn't very original, it worked really well here.
Of course, the environmental message is very obvious. I prefer art to be less blatant with messages (usually, I think...), but I thought the constructions were extremely well done, and appealing.
By contrast, this more abstract piece caught my eye. It's called "Two Moons," by Steven Durow of New Orleans.
In some ways, I was surprised at how much I liked this, because geometrically, I almost always prefer squares and rectangles over circles. And this is nothing but circles!
One of the things I liked best was that it seemed like a reflection of a moon, perhaps in the ocean. Looking through the thick green glass reminded me very much of gazing down through the ocean.
It's made of cast glass, steel, and cast stone.
I'm sure that your choices might not be the same as mine, but with over 1500 exhibits, there certainly is something for everyone.
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