Third Prize 5


Juror's Comments
When I first saw this I thought it was pine needles in the snow. I enjoyed the creative arrangement, texture and simple composition.

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      Crane Fly Legs
    • Artist: Chris Sidhall
    • From: Oakland, CA USA
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    Artist Statement

    In 2006, I was curious about working on some still lifes but on a very small scale. Insects seemed a natural choice so I collected dead bugs around the house for a few months. With the crane flies, I was mostly interested in their wings (they have gorgeous wings with black dots on them) but then realized that their legs also had interesting lines. This composition was only a few inches in size so I needed tweezers to arrange the legs. Textured modeling clay was used as background.