A Woman won the top prize
A clay sculpture of a woman who has been sculpting for only three years won the top prize in this year's Central Otago Art Society Blossom Festival Art Exhibition.
WINNING ENTRY: Sonia Keogh with her winning sculpture in the Central Otago Art Society Blossom Festival Art Exhibition
While she couldn't remember exactly how she thought of the concept for her sculpture, she didn't take any inspiration from other artists because her work was unique, she said.
Twilight (2003)40 x 30 x 20cm Polymer clay, glass
Each sculpture is hand-moulded from flesh-toned polymer clay. Oven-firing hardens the clay, which is then coloured to enhance the characters’ features. A range of different media is used to complement and display the pieces. She estimated it took her 150 to 170 hours to complete the sculpture.
The awards were judged by Dunedin artist Sheryl McCammon, who said the standard was extremely high with lots of variety.
Detail From Bird (2003) 40 x 40 x 150cm Polymer clay, glass, feathers, accessories
Cromwell artist June Boulton was awarded second prize for her oil painting Through the Trees, while Wanaka's Denis Kent and Richard Parsons, of Alexandra, were awarded merits.
Detail : Gene (2003)
Artist’s WebSite :http://www.skulptor.com/
The Southerland times: http://www.stuff.co.nz/