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June 07 Contest Votes

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Old 06-29-2007, 09:56 PM
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Re: June 07 Contest Votes

When I look at Dali's painting I see a handful of simple symbols of time depicted in a surprising way on a barren, 'realistic' natural landscape. The only truly wierd thing is the human figure (which I think is the rememberer distilled to his senses). To me surrealism is the contrast of real things in an unexpected (but real) setting - a collection of things in an unreal setting doesn't provide that contrast and tends to look chaotic/fantastic rather than surreal. So I was looking for 'similar scenes' but I only found one that came close.

1. ScubaMargie - Got that surreal feel and the similar scene. I like the keyboard/printer/memory allusion, and telephone pole/tree update.
2. Lonk - Not much relation to the contest guidelines, but interesting symbolism and looks great. Although I think Bill (and Steve) belong in artwork like lard belongs in coffee.
3. PhotoMaster - Too many symbols against not enough real world context. Nicely put together and provides lots of interest.
4. CathyH - Wrong theme, but there's a bit of a natural landscape thing going on.
5. Zekeode - Like the time/memory dipiction, just missing the surrealism and the Dali/similar scene angle.
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Old 06-30-2007, 04:59 PM
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First kudos for those that braved this contest and I’m thrilled that everyone voted!!! Everyone, pat yourself on the back for a job well done and some way cool entries!

We had a wonderful prize for this contest so I must admit I was surprised we didn’t get more entries.

The Prize: a copy of Painter X, donated by Corel


Photomaster!!! Excellent entry!

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Photomaster: 29
Doug Colwell: 26
LonK: 25
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