The IPCA International Awards have been announced and can all be admired at this link.
The Grand Prize Winner is Australia’s Wendy Jorre de St Jorre who explains her sculpture this way, “I love horses, particularly the graceful way they move. So much energy, yet it can appear effortless. I own a Quarter Horse mare, Flame, and even at 23 she can still put on a show when she’s in the mood. The IPCA theme of in the round got me thinking of movement, circular movement, prancing in a circle, energy, grace. The idea began there.” See more of Wendy on Flickr and Pinterest.
Click on the image from Georg Dinkel to understand the impact and the complexity of his latest polymer artwork which won the Member’s Choice Grand Prize. Yes, the arches and spires and fretwork are all polymer attached to a wooden sub-structure that houses his tv, DVR, hard drive and speakers. For months Georg revealed glimpses of his process, showing bits and pieces of this 60″x60″x16″ construction on Facebook and his website.
Over the past several years Georg has created a series of incredibly detailed shrines, elaborate polymer constructions based on gothic architecture. They pay homage to contemporary technology, the religion of today’s cultures. His digital devotional pieces ask what we really worship and why.