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« on: June 09, 2011 11:35:35 AM »

HEY!

I'm usually stalking the art board on here, but am never really confident enough to post anything.  I'm better with fabric usually  Wink  So anyways, I made this tree for an art project inspired by Alexander Calder.  It's made out of copper foil and a laminate block base covered in the silver side of the foil. 



I made it a few months ago, and it took me a few weeks of art classes that I had twice a week.  It was presented in our art show last Tuesday, and my school headmaster said "it was the most beautiful piece of art that has ever come out of our school's art program"  Grin AHH! Cheesy
 So once I had finished it, my art teacher told me that she was entering it into a contest, and I HAD to say yes.  I had kinda brushed it off, and I didn't think it was that big of a contest, but today (our last day of school,) during our awards ceremony I was informed that it was a *semi-finalist* in the National Endowment for the Arts High School Art Competition!!!!!!!!   Grin Grin Out of 12,000 entries, mine is in the top thousand!!! So now I must wait until the beginning of July to see if I am one of 500 finalists, and if I am, I have to send it to Washington D.C. for it to be in an exhibit in the National Museum of Art!!! Cheesy 

Who would have thought that a freshman from a tiny private school in Vermont would have pulled that off??? I'm so psyched!! Cheesy

I'll keep you updated if I hear anything else!!!
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« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2011 11:40:56 AM »

That's fantastic!  And your sculpture deserves the accolade, it's really gorgeous!
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« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2011 12:50:08 PM »

Congratulations! It is beautiful. You should be very proud of yourself!
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« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2011 01:35:17 PM »

Beautiful. Congrats! I hope you made it to the exhibit.
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« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2011 03:00:48 PM »

Congratulations and Good Luck! I have a weird obsession with trees so this caught my attention right away! It's totally gorgeous!
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« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2011 08:08:00 PM »

Thanks guys! :3
When I made it I was like "wow this turned out a lot better than I expected!" but when she told me I was a semi finalist, I was like *twitch twitch* and couldn't believe it!!!  Grin

And I have a strange obsession with trees too, (especially leafless ones) so it's ok Cheesy
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