And the winner is …. !!! Sarah Falk !!!
Those of you who follow the London Stereoscopic Company will understand how this came about – the brief of the competition was to “recreate a Queen scene in 3-D”. Delightfully unspecific, it was open to lots of interpretations, and the entries were very creative !! As always, it was hard not to give everyone a prize ! But this one stood out for us. At first sight it looks like a simple conversion from the album cover – but in fact 3-D diva Sarah went to endless trouble to remove the figures from the skilfully converted background and replace them with real people posed perfectly and in relevant costume for each Queen member. A worthy win ! Prize on its way !!! And we will be rewarding an honourable mention … tba ! Happy Tuesday folks.
In other news ! We selected FOUR runners up. All great – and giving you some idea of the breadth of invention we found. The talented authors of these works are – in order – Pola Mielewczyk, John Skillington, Flory Garcia, and Italia Simone. Congratulations ! Prizes on the way !
You know, this has been great fun, and I love stimulating creativity. But in my heart of hearts, I always wonder whether it’s a good idea to treat art as a competitive sport. It can be hurtful, and discouraging, and it seems to foster jealousies and resentments. In a community where I’m aware some of these already exist – which makes me very sad – I’d rather try to find ways of encouraging us all to be supportive of each other’s work and mindful and protective of personal sensitivities. So we’ll have to have a think !
Please note the first two of these are for parallel viewing, and the second two are for cross-eyed viewing. I enjoy both ! I recommend trying both ! For me there is no doubt which is the more satisfying experience !! But both are useful. And it’s fun to challenge our eye mechanisms. What we’re doing is taking conscious control over muscle groups which normally operate unconsciously and instinctively – a bit like deciding to breathe faster or slower for a while !