Monday, November 10, 2008

Digital History: "Digitized" Update

Now that all is public in the Digitized Exhibition, I can now tell you that one of the two pieces entered won best of show! I also found out I made the Sunday Newspaper, being named in an article about the show. Check out the article on the Evansville Courier & Press website.

The piece is called "The Boxer" and is based on a photo of my great grandfather and great uncle, I believe. Those facts are yet to be verified by my grandmother. The piece was one in a series of images created in an effort to resurrect interest in these old family photos, long dormant in drawers, albums, and other dark places long forgotten. The Boxer is about 34" x 36" framed and is stunning due to its scale, bringing even the smallest details of the original photo out into view.

The second piece accepted is titled "World War Heritage" or "WWII Heritage" and is a collage of items from both sides of my immediate family chronicling my family's involvement in the second world war. It was originally created as a gift for my mother and father's anniversary.

Both pieces have previously been shown in the Evansville Museum of Art and Science.

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