One in a series of social media videos shot during ArtPrize8 that features some of the 2016 artists and highlight their work.
Kenn Vidro -
This is my 7th of the 8 years. The first year I didn't know if I had it in me. Then I thought, "I may as well do it." I just like to be a part of it all.
I love to do cartoons and animation. I usually try to have a little purpose behind what I do. So I kinda took Michael Jackson's song "It Doesn't Matter If You're Black or White" and I changed it to "Black AND White" because that's what all these critters are and they all get along. These are 5 pictures of black and white animals.
Even though humans are black and white, we don't always get along but we should. So kinda a soft message - but a message yet - that ties in my art with the ArtPrize.
One in a series of social media videos shot during ArtPrize8 that feature some of the 2016 artists and highlight their work.
Kevin Lockhart -
This is the first time I've ever entered any art contest and I'm really having a blast here at ArtPrize. Met a lot of interesting people and experiencing a lot of new things, finding out a lot about the art world.
The inspiration came from Pink Floyd actually - I'm a huge Pink Floyd fan. So Pink Floyd has this song, "Shine on You Crazy Diamond" which is a tribute to one of the founding members Syd Barrett. So this is "Crazy Diamond."
The art piece is made from a wooden log and a lot of industrial scrap parts I had on a pallet left over from my work.
That's where he came from and that's what it is.