"With so much terrific work, the most difficult decision was Best of Show. I can honestly say that I was about to begin a round of iny-mini-miny-mo to select the best of my eight or so pieces - I could have made an argument for any one of them being the best. But in the end I decided on the illustration that I woke up thinking about that morning: "The Boxer" by Mark Brendel. This piece uses a single slice of an image of a man in boxing gloves to create a kind of kaleidoscope effect. But it also made me think of cut-out paper dolls or even a Rorschach test or a Tibetan mandala. It's a playful, Warholian piece, but it is meticulously constructed to create mesmerizing pattern that pulls the viewer in to its intricate design. I really liked this one and I'd like to have it hanging in my living room."Thanks Patrick for your consideration and kind words!
- Patrick O' Conner, Nov 2, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
The Juror's Reaction to "The Boxer"
Here is an excerpt from the juror's statement at the recent "Digitized" exhibition.