ArtPrize - what an incredible experience!!!
Some pieces require viewer participation, like this one that can be viewed as is or through hanging prisms:
This one is literally a puzzle:
Some artists have a statement to share, whether regarding the environment, such as this piece constructed of discarded junk:
As, was this field of sunflowers, which represents a mere 4.5 seconds of plastic water bottles usage in the US:
These gigantic birds, formed of tires picked up off the highway, were visually stunning - both in their forms and material.
Many artists chose to work with unusual materials - how about Post-it notes?
Some pieces just make you smile!
Some make you think or wonder:
The most unique part of ArtPrize is the method of choosing the winners - we, the public, decide.
And the top prize is $250, 000!!!
We spent two full days and while we saw close to 1,000 pieces, we missed nearly 600. We saw work that made us think, made us smile, made us laugh out loud - and as a result we definitely plan on attending next year. I hope you do too!