The Layers Series is finished. A small but potent series to me.
An expression of my feelings on the serious struggle of living things on this planet.
A before and after, then and now, thriving now fading snapshot. A slow decay of all those precious things that sustain life. That make life natural and wonderful.
Dark horizons. Which I plan on avoiding with every tiny bit of recycling, each moment of green energy, each drop of saved water and each act of true kindness, acceptance and forgiveness.
We are an intelligent enough species to survive after a lot of delicate systems are lost. But do we want that life?
Happy Friday Everyone!!
Today I got word that I was a finalist in a competition that I entered.
I submitted a few pieces from the Under the Microscope Series into a competition themed 'Color' put on by Fusion Art in Palm Springs California.
'Under the Microscope 3' from the series was the finalist image chosen.
From my point of view, the Under the Microscope Series is sooo full of color. And I think I see it that way because of years of doing, and I still do, darker and less colorful artwork.
But when I look at the winners of this competition today, I realize that colorful is definitely subjective.
Of course we all want to be best in show, or at least place in the top 5 for this competition, but not this time.
I was among many finalists from all over the world. So I'm very happy to be at least a finalist!
And my thoughts on not winning is this: Every mention IS a win!!
And the benefit of entering as many competitions as you can is that you are truly receiving a portfolio review and a new perspective on how you interpret varying themes.
When I look at the winners of this 'Colors' competition, I get an insight on the gallery owners taste and how literal they were with their theme choice.
Please take a look at the great winners in the show!!
Fusion Art 3rd Colors Art Exhibition
Not even getting a mention is just what an artists has to deal win.
But today is a great day!!
Thanks for your interest in Shannon Sadulsky Art!!
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