Thank you to The MIFA 2015 (Moscow International Foto Awards http://moscowfotoawards.com/) and Jurors (http://moscowfotoawards.com/en/jury-mifa.html) for honoring my work with four Honorable Mentions in the following categories; People-Culture, Fine Art-Collage, Nature-Flowers, Architecture-Interiors. MIFA received thousands of great images from 84 different countries. Entries were judged in Architecture, Advertising, Book, Editorial, Fine Art, Moving Images, Nature, People and Portfolio categories.
MIFA asked the Jury Panel to review each submission based on the following criteria: originality, creativity, composition and most importantly overall impact. The 29 Main Category Winners will be exhibited on 3-10 November in FotoLoft Gallery in Moscow. All other winners will be projected on screen.
Congratulations to ALL of the MIFA 2015 award winners!!
Taking my art to a new level…combining my paintings, poetry and photography to tell a story-Artpoetography, The Take Over. This photo is one from a project that speaks of the stages of coup that China has experienced.
Finishing a new painting is reason to celebrate! It is similar, but exactly not like, birth. There is much symbolism in this painting representing the Stock Market bull and bear of NYC. Can you see it? Commentary to follow as I must relax after just having finished this! Cheers!!
I had started this painting directly after the Tiananmen Square incident in China but truly never finished. I paired it with my High Coup poem- there, done, so I thought. After writing the Exercise in Perseverence piece, this watercolor on paper spoke to me loud and clear. It is time, you must finish all that you had started. In doing so, I found yet another poem, Rising Coup, from deep with in my subconscious and decided to include it and HighCoup as an actual part of the painting. I hand lettered both poems onto the painting – one would not be complete without the other! This painting is an experiment with words, politics, social injustices and watercolor. The Take Over can mean many things… The coup of government on their own people, a take over of a nation, a coup of economics, etc. The young Chinese fellow wears the red of his country, the blood of his people after Tiananmen Square, a tear drop drips upon his face. And yet, the history of modern China shows another face, one which has gained strength and seems to have bonded with it’s people and rising as a power nation.
– c.e.k. Nelson
To read the High Coup poem, please see archives.