Saturday, August 21, 2010

Best of Show - Two Years in a Row! YAY!

The OMOT Show this year was amazing.  There were so many GREAT entries from co-workers and their family members.  There was a lot of photography in this year's show.  All the First Place, People's Choice, and Best of Show will be displayed at North Park Mall in Dallas beginning September 19.  I believe the show runs for two weeks.  Winners from businesses all over North Texas will be displayed.  If you get a chance please come out and take a look at what great artists there are that have real daytime jobs.

I first want to show off Zach's project that we entered in the Sculpture category.  We thought is was very worthy of being in an art show and it really should have won a ribbon, but sadly did not.
This is a Tennis Shoe, make entirely of masking tape.  Yes, the whole shoe is nothing but tape.  It is the exact size of his actual shoe that he used as a model.  When Zach was younger he use to make wallets out of duct tape, so he had lots of practice with the sticky substance.

Just look at the detail he put into this!
Even the stitching...Amazing!

My one photography entry this year is titled "Southern Relics".  While driving on the back roads of Louisiana this past Spring, my eye caught a glimpse of something under the trees.  I made Russell turn the car around...which wasn't as easy as it sounds, being that we were in the middle of swamp land.  There sitting under a huge oak tree was this old truck.  The way the sun was shining through the trees onto the truck gave me the sense that the Lord was putting His spotlight on an old relic that was still a thing of beauty.

Now for the ribbon winners.  On the last post I showed you two of the pieces I placed in the Sculpture category of the show..."Big Cheese" and "Lunchbox Kitty".  
"Big Cheese" won Second place and "Lunchbox Kitty" won Honorable Mention.  The third Found Object Assemblage I entered won First Place and BEST OF SHOW!!!
"Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil"...I really should rename this to "Bird Girl" much shorter.
After seeing the movie and reading the book, "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil", Russell and I took a trip to Savannah, Georgia.  We fell in love with the great Southern atmosphere and the hospitality of the people who live there.  I wanted to create a piece of art that represented the historical charm of that part of the country and the 'bird girl' statue truly does that.

Cookie tin body; clock head; jello mold skirt.

Bird... head: electronic's knob; body: whistle;
tail: violin tail piece; feet: curtain clip

Base is an antique telephone box
with metal furniture feet.

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Thursday, August 5, 2010

It's Time Again for the On My Own Time Art Show

The art is going up and it looks like it is going to be a great show this year.  The OMOT show is organized and produced by the Business Council for the Arts.  As you might remember my digital illustration "Horse Feathers" won Best of Show last year.  You can view the 2009 catalogue here.

I am very excited about the pieces I entered this year.  Two pieces have already been revealed here on our blog.  They were Christmas gifts made for family members..."Big Cheese" and "Lunchbox Kitty".  Since I hadn't been in the studio almost all year, I had to borrow back these pieces to put in the show.

I was able to get in the studio for a few weeks to put together one large Found Object Assemblage project to place in the show.  I have also entered an enhanced photograph.  These will be revealed after the judging of the show...about two weeks from now.

And even greater news, Rabbit's son, Zach, decided to enter an art piece he did for school.  Zach is an undergrad at the University of North Texas working towards an Art degree.  His project is so awesome!  He is actually competing against me in the Sculpture category!  I'm pretty competitive, but it would be great if he won.