Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Some better photos of the competition

These photos were taken of the sculpture competition by professional photographer Brian Houlihan

Joshua Koffman working on his winning sculpture

The eager crowds line up to view the finished sculptures!

Joshua Koffman's sculpture


Christopher Smith said...

I've reviewed the photos of the sculptures in the competition and I think the judges got it dead wrong. The 3rd place sculpture deserved to be first and the 1st place 3rd. Jwoong Cheh's work was concise, balanced, and masterfully finished. The portrait was compelling and all the components of the body were fully realized, the balance of the stance convincing, and the flow of movement was calm and contemplative. The 1st place piece achieved none of these qualities. The form was choppy, the finish uneven, the balance timid, and there was no convincing flow to the composition. The judges need to take another look.

Anonymous said...

Christopher I have to totally disagree. I have never been a big fan of Jwoong Cheh's work, although it is well balanced and finished well I believe that it was placed to high. After seeing all of the work Joshua Koffman was the clear favorite, he was able to get a true likeness (which Jwoong Cheh was unable get in the face) and his work is more well balanced with a more developed S-curve and a dynamic pose with the arm going out. Koffman's work has a life like texture. Cheh's work feels stagnant not life like. Nevertheless all very well.