By Gary Berg-Cross
I’m not sure I agreed with the judges on the best, but then that’s part of the charm. You can walk through the rooms and be your own judge. You may stroll by an iconic women’s figure made from 100 pounds of rice. I wonder what artists of the early Renaissance would say as they strove to portray lifelike human forms with correct proportions. Much of that is here, but in forms that astound and challenge new thinking for idea of humanism.
Life raft was another favorite of mine with a human, telic back story. It was painted by Katie O’Hagan in 2011, and she explains it's theme and purpose: