The Baling Wire Horse
By: Mason Taylor
This is Mason's first year participating in ArtPrize. Mason was raised on a ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico. He began baling wire as a child with the scraps that he would find around the farm. He would form wire sculptures of the inhabitants of that area; such as, lizards and horses. Since his childhood, Mason has expanded to more exotic animals including lions and rhinos.
"Being completely color blind from birth, I feel my strengths include detail and three-dimensional depth in my art," said Mason.
His piece can be found at Fifth Third Bank/ Warner Norcross & Judd LLP.
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West Michigan Winter
By: David Dodde
David was born and raised right here in Grand Rapids, MI. He specializes in fine art screen printing and works for House Industries. In addition, he works with Bar Fly Ventures as the designer for HopCat and Grand Rapids Brewing Company.
He has been involved in ArtPrize since 2012; however, this year's piece was close to home. His father, Ryan Dodde, passed away in December 2013 after struggling with Parkinson's Disease for over 14 years. This image was screen printed using his ashes and silver ink, in memory of his life.
Ryan was a coin collector and silver was his favorite precious medal, so the first layer was made of silver ink. The second layer was made entirely of his father's ashes. His father had a career in furniture, so David used a canvas made of wood in recognition. His piece can be found at the Women's City Club.
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