37.5: Hanging Sculpture – Winners Announced
1st Place: EraZorx
EraZorX, the master magnet sphere impressionist, is back. Combining the disciplines of frame architecture with ring curvature control to create a sculpture of one of the few animals that lives most of it’s life hanging on it’s feet. “One of my breakthroughs in development [of the Hanging Bat] was realizing I didn’t need to fill-in the wings, and could just work with the outline.” Crisp high resolution shot prepared with intentional lighting. Exactly 432 Zen Magnets used. $65 worth of Zen Credits awarded for first place in Contest #37.
2nd Place: KylarF
A fun and nostalgic piece of patio furniture, the “Magnet Swing” is supported by the perfect prop selection. Some thought clearly went into the tone, background and environmental reflections. “The toughest part was to get an idea of what I could build.” Another amazing image at full resolution. 394 Zen Magnets used. $57 worth of Zen Credits won, usable at http://zenmagnets.com or http://neoballs.com.
3rd Place: Dan Condon-Jones
The “Delicate Bell” is a configuration that can only exist as a hanging object. A simple yet intricate hanging sculpture with lines that flow in to each other. There are no sharp angles that exist without a pair of continuing paths. A sharp and crisp photo with a medium contrast background. $49 in Zen Credits earned, also trade-able for $24.5 worth of Bitcoin.
4th Place: Waynehjr1
The “Hangman,” who’s noose is pulled by only a single chain of Zen Magnets. “This is a fairly simplistic design… uses basic sphere & tubular techniques.” Amazing focus on the magnets, apparent at full resolution. The reflections on the magnets themselves appear to imply the usage of a rather intricate lightbox. Two thumbs up for the use of bamboo gift boxes as the load bearing supports. $41 Zen awarded.
5th Place: Acanthaster
A clever capture of motion with a background that invites imagination to scale. This piece, titled “Jungle Travel,” looks like a frame from a stop motion film. “I love the perception of motion from the still… Swinging through the tree tops just formed out of that. However, given the miniature nature, swinging through the poinsettia will have to do!” $33 worth of Zen granted.
6th Place: Tend2it
The “Mini BSG Viper Fighter Ornament” is the smaller brother to the full size fighter found here. Thrusters, canons, and cockpit all miniaturized and distinguishable. “I couldn’t find a good existing hanging platform so I MacGyver’ed this with existing parts including a badminton racket and a couple of Zen Mandala boxes. Expert focus and framing. $25 Zen gladly awarded.
7th Place: Artuo
The “Lantern a la Zen” is an abstract ornament that leaves a fair amount to the viewer’s perception. “After many attempts… I finally found a shape I liked… I came up with this design, an ornament that vaguely resembles a lantern… faithfully lighting the way in these dark times… or you know a saturday night with nothing to do.” Sorta looks like a skull with a spider draping off the jaw. Are those legs on the side? $17 Zen Credits Won!
If you haven’t already, click on the images to check out the original size. And keep in mind that contests held here are independent of the Zen Gallery. Magnet sculptors can always submit photos to gallery.zenmagnets.com to win magnets as well.
Spectators, keep your eyes peeled for the next contest, because you choose the winners.
Contest Winners, we’ll email you your prizes soon.
17 Entries for the January 2014 contest.
Click for original size.
1st Place: $65 Zen Credit, usable on ZenMagnets.com or Neoballs.com
2nd Place: $57 Zen Credit
3rd Place: $49 Zen Credit
4th Place: $41 Zen Credit
5th Place: $33 Zen Credit
6th Place: $25 Zen Credit
7th Place: $17 Zen Credit
Zen Credits are also exchangeable for half their value in Bitcoin.
Judges, remember that this contest is a photography contest just as much as it is a magnet sculpture contest, overall aesthetic does matter. Voting deadline is the end of February.