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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

ArtPrize Top 10

On Tuesday, I told you about visiting ArtPrize. Out of 1524 entries, the public has voted out a top ten. Here they are:


This one is 'Taking Flight'.  It's a 13 foot sculpture made of hand woven wire that revolves and is lit from inside with 1024 lights.


This one is 'Tired Pandas'.  It's 7 feet tall and is made from bike tires and inner tubes.

 

Here's a close up, so you can see the tires.

 

This is 'Sleeping Bear Dunes Lakeshore'.  It's 24 feet long!  I wish I could have gotten a close up, because this isn't a painting - it's a quilt!  The tiny pieces that were quilted into this made it just beautiful.
 

This is 'Myth or Logic'.  It's a 14 foot high, 14 foot wide installation of a Griffin.  It's made of pieces of bamboo, suspended on strings. It has a really unique look because it's not a solid piece.  It looked different from every angle.

 

This is 'Uplifting'.  It's a sculpture of Native American dancers that's made to be part of a water feature or part of a fountain.  The sculptor did an amazing job in showing the movement of the muscles in this piece.



This is 'Botanical Exotica' which is a series of huge, hand blown glass flowers. The flowers were very realistic, except for their size!



This piece is 'Dancing with Mother Nature'.  It's cedar driftwood, with pieces that are carved into different animals, fish, birds and a few people.

 

This is 'Earth Giant'.  It's a sculpture made of grapevines and a natural concrete mix.  He is sitting on the side of the Grand River and the string from his fishing pole is in the river.  You can see how big he is in comparison to the sculptor who is sitting on the left side of the picture.

 

This is one of my favorites.  It's called 'Porcelain Vine'.  It looks like a beautiful quilt - but it's carved wood!  When you see it in person, it's hard to believe that it's wood!
 

Here's a close-up, to show you some of the carved details.

 

This is another of my favorites.  It's a series of 3 paintings named 'Polar Express'.  These paintings are so realistic!  When we were looking at it, there was a man arguing with his wife because he thought they were photos!

And that's the top ten!  The winner will be announced Friday night. 

16 comments:

Terri D. said...

I just love this, Mari! Thank you so much for posting the top 10!! Is there a website that lists the artists' names? Just beautiful!

Jean Stauffer said...

I remember when you went to this art show before. Just fantastic!!! And incredible creativity and talent!

Susan said...

Again, all I can say is,"WOW"!!

Betsy Brock said...

I loved this when you went last year! I'm sure it's even better in person! Lots of talent! I like the ones that take you by surprise...like the quilt...that's really wood. Amazing!

Blackberry Lane said...

Amazing creativity and talent. I love them all.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

My GOODNESS!!!! You wonder if it's possible to have a tie!!

I'm torn between the driftwood Mother Nature tree and the Polar Express.

linda eller said...

Those are just amazing...it is hard to pick a favorite. Let us know which one becomes #1.

:) said...

Amazing demonstration ;) thanks!!! have a nice day

CAROLDEE said...

Thanks for taking us along.. I loved the quilt and ooohed and ahhhed over that hanging Griffin how did they do that? I kept saying. I have never been to art prize and will be in GR this coming week but probably not get to see any of it. Shame really as the artists are just amazing. Must be sooo very hard to choose even the top 10. Wonderful photos!!!

Heart2Heart said...

Wow! These are simply amazing! What talent each of them possess using the gifts God uniquely gave to every single one. I have a hard time picking my favorite.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Jennifer said...

I have no idea how they'll choose because each one of these is spectacular. I really went through this post thinking that nothing could get better after each one I looked at.

Jenny the Pirate said...

Oh my! Those last two made me stare in wonderment. I like Earth Giant too. What a treat.

Sue O said...

Jealous, as usual, am I. Some day...

Cherdecor said...

I would love to see the Myth or Logic. They are all incredible!

LL Cool Joe said...

Oh my my, I missed this post. All the work is amazing. Wow the standard is so high, and how do you pick a winner. What stunning work! I love them all!!

Kimberly Hoyt said...

One of these years I really want to get to ArtPrize! I thought it might work out this time but just couldn't make it happen.

I'd seen a photo of the carved wooden quilt -- stunning! Thanks for sharing photos of the top ten, so I could at least experience a bit of it vicariously :)