ArtPrize 2013, in Grand Rapids, Michigan looks like it’s going to have some great art in it. That’s me up there with my entry. After taking a couple of years off from ArtPrize, I decided to join back in this year.
My entry features unique art process I developed which does not use a paintbrush or camera. This spring I was approached by betona tile® about printing large scale installations of my art on their unique tiles made of recycled glass and concrete.
I scan botanical materials and combine them on my computer, sometimes in hundreds of layers. After seeing the potential of combining my art with betona’s capabilities we both decided to use ArtPrize 2013 to debut the above signature piece of my work, “Moonglow 103.” This unique piece is 20’ tall x 8’ wide comprising of 84 custom tiles.
Here’s a little movie short that I did about my ArtPrize piece this year.
ArtPrize runs from September 18, 2013 – October 6, 2013 and was named one of Time Magazine’s “Five Festive Events You Won’t Want to Miss in 2013” out of a worldwide list of contenders. The event uses a spectator voting system where anyone who is registered for ArtPrize can vote for the winner. The top prize, $200,000, is decided entirely by public vote.
“Moonglow 103” is located at 50 Monroe Place in Grand Rapids, MI, with the ArtPrize artist vote code: 55228. In the coming days, I will be adding to my ArtPrize coverage and sharing other works of art that I love. If you can make it to Grand Rapids for this, it is are truly fun, one of a kind event.