Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Best Picture Award.
Here is my entry for the 'Beingeverywhere' Best Picture Award 25 Countries Participating.
In the post below you can see that I was presenting this in stages.
Step 2 is below, the opening of the box from Berlin, uncovering the white balloon.
I had three pictures in mind and this is the first and the one I decided to stick with.
The other was this; Immediately when I heard of this art project from Berlin and the balloon,
what sprung to mind was the song "99 Red Balloons".
Close by is a place called Carnesore in which a huge anti-nuclear festival took place- over thirty years ago and I was at it, it is on a beach and I was there!
Wouldn't it be fantastic to arrange for a show of red balloons along with my white one over Carnesore to represent the link with the song which was by a German band and about nuclear power, and my white balloon and where I am from. But, I thought that it was too long ago and who would remember all this.
The next idea was simply to let the balloon out in the middle of a St. Patrick's Day Parade, which, I thought, would look great as well.
Later this year I have a direct link with Berlin and my art so it seemed relevant to link this to my picture, so here it is;
The photo entered was taken at Rosslare Harbour Port in Co Wexford, Ireland.
I am based nearby where I work as an artist. The easel an frame represent my art.
Rosslare Harbour is known as the 'Gateway to Europe' which is my link to Berlin, the artist Stefan Riebel, and my art.
The ship represents my journey there and if you look closely you can see the string from the balloon connects with the surf of the ship going over-
Perfect for my piece!
So that's it, all done and I am very proud to take part, here is the link to my entry;