Wednesday, January 6, 2016

And The Winner Is . . .

The sculpture chosen by the jury to remain was this one:

 

Sunset

Not the one we would have chosen but if you think of it as a palmetto frond instead of a sunset, it does fit into the landscape. Its permanent location hasn't been chosen yet.

Purchase price : $30,000.

 

 

 

 

People's choice, first place went to the sea turtle. My photo doesn't do it justice. It's a sea turtle, which this area is known for, swimming under water with the Carolina moon in the background.

It's gorgeous and I really wanted it to be the one to stay.

 

 

 

 

 

Second went to "Hanging". I think that is hanging as in "hanging out".

Notes from the artist say the purpose is to "provide the community with a place to meet, rest, play, or think."

I'm wondering if the artist has ever sat on a tractor seat. They are not very comfortable and conducive to hanging out!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Third place went to "LoveArch". It would look nice in a courtyard with a door behind it, I think.

 

14 comments:

  1. Maybe sea turtle is nice but not the best. It is my opionion

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  2. Don't like the winner at all, the sea turtle would have been a much better choice. And $30,000, yikes, the Emperor has new clothes.

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  3. I can see the beauty in the sea turtle now. I don't like the love arch.

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  4. Just goes to show that tastes in art vary. Strange the sea turtle wasn't chosen since it suits the area. Fun to see, though.

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  5. Maybe the judges like "spikey" things???
    On second analysis I think the sea turtle should have won.
    I am glad the "contortionists" didn't win - may have been a
    bit too risque for a public park - ha ha.
    Cheers
    Colin

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  6. I wish the budget had allowed the purchase of both the Sunset and the Sea Turtle.

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  7. Oh well, obviously I'm not a good judge of what is exceptional art! lol

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  8. The sunset, figures as its near the sea.

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  9. My favourite is not among the winners, but I can cope with it.:)

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  10. Interesting - I like the turtle. We have many art installations in Breckenridge. Sometimes I wonder why they've been chosen. I think maybe I don't have a clue...

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  11. Beautiful sculptures! I like sculptures in a garden – it really adds to the atmosphere.

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