UWA Centenary 3D Art Challenge: The Winners and My Favourites

As much as the classy entries for the machinima contest has been a joy, I must confess that  I was a bit disappointed with the 3D contest this year. I has been much less entries in total and I got this year even more the impression that a huge part of the artists does not follow the theme and submits whatever they had just created. Sometimes it was just the title which contained the word "Reflections". My first plan was to point out all the works even in the top tem which did not match the theme, but I don't want to be boring. You can see for yourself.

But I really love is the ART EXHIBITION CATALOGE, created by Curator FreeWee Ling:

Excellent work!

And here are the winners:

1st Prize: I THOUGHT I HATED HIM by Glyph Graves, Australia

A couple, dancing after the stock exchange data from New York and Shanghai is a damned smart idea and worth the prize.

Taxi: http://slurl.com/secondlife/UWA/196/198/248


This sculpture is just love, a modern adaption of a calvary or totem. You should really go and see it.

Taxi: http://slurl.com/secondlife/UWA/37/228/248

2nd Prize Joint: LOOKING BACK by Carmsie Melody (Australia) & Struthious (USA)

A well done istallation, with an important message and using the possibilities of a virtual world. It was not in my personal top ten, because for me it is to close in styling and structure to the last years work.

Taxi: http://slurl.com/secondlife/UWA/174/138/248

2nd Prize Joint: SILENT REFLECTIONS by Krystali Rabeni, England

Beautiful and well built, but seriously, can someone explain the meaning of this work to me? I do not get it.

Taxi: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/UWA/92/220/248

5th Prize Joint: QUANTUM by Barry Richez, France

A nice reflection of the layers of time.

Taxi: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/UWA/167/151/248

5th Prize Joint: NEURON SPHERE by Shenn Coleman, France

I don't know what to say about this work. Maybe I have just seen too much similar in Second Life.

Taxi: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/UWA/151/138/248

5th Prize Joint: ECHO'S REFLECTING POOL by Misprint Thursday, USA

 Please go and watch this work. Here you see how creative, smart and funny virtual art can be. Excellent!

Taxi: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/UWA/184/137/248

8th Prize Joint: FRUIT OF TIME by REBECA BASHLY, Serbia

This work to me has more to do with strenght through delicacy , but soooo well done. I really loooove the filigrane work! So poetic.

Taxi: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/UWA/100/118/248

8th Prize Joint: REFLECTIONS OF WAVES by Nino Vichan, USA

Light waves possess all colors
Reflections off objects filter these light waves
These reflections are the colors we see
Sound waves possess all tones
Sound waves reflect off objects
Reflections of sound are the echoes we hear

Taxi: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/UWA/205/76/248

10th Prize Joint: HIDDEN by Rose Borchovski, The Netherlands

This excellent work deserved a better place. It is about the contradiction how we see ourselves, how we are and how others see us.

Taxi: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/UWA/110/99/248

10th Prize Joint: WHO ARE YOU by Blue Tsuki of Seattle, USA

I am a fan of Blue Tsuki's work usually, but this time I get no answer to the question of the title.

Taxi: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/UWA/162/136/248

10th Prize Joint: REFLEXIONS OF REFLECTIONS CAROUSEL by Yepar Saez, Martinique Islands in the French Carribean

The reflection of the carousel is different from what we see. Smart and witty!

Taxi: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/UWA/151/51/248

And here some interesting works more:


Thoth is flooding the visitors with a constant shower of sounds and colors. Amazing!

Taxi: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/UWA/226/128/248

Silene Christen: Path to Self Knowledge

Don't we all know that? The more we are constantly flooded with idealized images of others, the less we are able to have a realistic view on ourselves.

Taxi: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/UWA/200/121/248

Chuckmatrix Clip: The Scent of Her

 About 6 months ago I asked Chuckmatrix Clip if he would like to exhibit at Art India Gallery. Luckily he agreed. Chuck submitted, in the meantime, this work to the UWA Contest. The sculpture shows a man lying in bed crying, with a bear in his arms. The work touched me deeply.  It requires a large amount of courage for a man, with typical male attitudes, to reveal a self portrait like this.

This sculpture is the final piece of the upcoming exhibition. It tells the story of Chuckmatrix's struggle with mental disease and gives the visitor a strong impression of being hospitalized in an asylum.

The exhibtion will open next week, August 14th at 11 AM SLT. Please be on the lookout for further announcements.

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