Odyssey: Best In Competition, YOUR CHOICE – Diana Whiley
Both an artist and writer, I started doing digital artwork a few years ago to accompany my fantasy writing. Inspired by the Old masters with the rich patina of their art, it took time for me to get the affect I wanted. It was a long process of trial and error but hopefully I’ve managed to get the colour and mood right.
In this series of images I was inspired by the days of bards and Traveling shows. They roamed lands with their magic, music and theatre; their performances eagerly awaited from season to season, from place to place. I’ve tried to convey aspects of the mystery and spectacle of that past, and what it was like between times – reflecting on what was seen. To evoke the sense of ritual and ceremony that took place; its transformative power over body and mind.
I am transformed by the creation of art and enjoy opening myself to new experiences. Other pieces of my art range from abstract, to still life but I do love a portrait.
I hope you enjoy these pieces.
Newest competition: The FOUR ELEMENTS, 2015
KALEI DOSCOPIC- (a constantly changing pattern or sequence)
This may bring to mind the optical toy consisting of a cylinder with mirrors and colored shapes inside that create shifting symmetrical patterns when the end is rotated. When I was a child, the kaleidoscope provided me with delight as I looked through it at an ever-changing array of patterns of color and shapes. I feel that the origin of the word “kaleidoscopic” best describes what I intend for the viewer to experience when looking at my work. In Greek “kalos” is “beautiful” and “eidos” is “form;” “scope” comes from the Greek “skopein”, “to look at.” I have chosen the following images for this exhibition because I feel each one presents its own beautiful form” or unique pattern for the viewer to look at. Through the use of bright colors and intricate shapes and patterns, each image invites us to be a child again and use our imagination to enter our own fantasy world where colors and shapes lead to a magical journey.
Christophe Kiciak, for his image submission “Another Brick,” has been selected to receive the BEST IN COMPETITION award for ANYTHING GOES II. Chee Keong Lim and Goran Jovic were selected as 2nd and 3rd Place. All 3 top finalist received cash awards as well as other additional prizes.
This finalist exhibition is now open and will remain open for the next two months. One hundred and nineteen photographers and digital artists made a submission to the competition, ANYTHING GOES II. This resulted in an initial review of 557 images with 26 images of those images being selected to be placed into the final round of judging.
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