October Winning Entry & Honorable Mentions
A Different Kettle of Fish
Baldwin City, KS
"This piece is so intriguing for many reasons. It manages to take an unusual (almost cryptic) combination of subjects and place them in a very formal composition that forces the viewer to look, then look again. While the thematic element here is pushed to the background, our attention is driven to that point by the framing of the subject and the clever use of repetitive elements."
College Station, TX
"This is a very non-traditional approach to the theme, partially because it doesn't rely on photography or even a very obvious human subject at first glance. The form, however, is suggestive of a person cloaked in strong colored pieces, although it could also be interpreted as pure abstraction if the viewer chooses."
"A relatively simple idea of camouflaging the figure in this one, yet it functions as both a "costume" of sorts and a confusion of foreground and background at the same time. An abstract expressionist painting brought to life and documented as a still shot."
"This one is fantastic for the element of humor it brings to the table. Great shot, great composition, and simply a great idea that can be expressed in such a simple, whimsical format."