40.5: Abstract Tree Sequel – Winners Announced
1st Place: Mathnetism
Simply titled Tree by Magnetism, and referred to by us as Tree of Reflective Wavy Foliage. “The main subunit for this design is a dodecagon [sheet] wrapped around a core. These wrapped dodecagons form the branches and leaves of the tree and are joined by a 6-ring stack trunk.” The reflections on the inner trunk between the 10 side sheets are especially unique. The 10 second full resolution impression greater than the 1 second thumbnail impression. $65 in Zen Credits awarded.
2nd Place: Tend2it
This sculpture, titled Palm Tree v3 Colored, was created with 654 Green Neoballs and 246 Copper Neoballs. More shots can be found here. The shadow of a sunny beach day. Also one of the best presented as a thumbnail. If you’re wondering where Tend2it got copper neoballs, they were available over a year ago but were discontinued for being such an easily tarnished coating, but we may have them back soon. Tend2it wins $55 in Zen Credits, good at zenmagnets.com or neoballs.com.
3rd Place: VPavlov1953
A magnet sphere Christmas tree, adorned in Gold. A crisp high resolution shot, framed nicely, though slightly dark. $45 in magnets awarded, also redeemable for half of face value in Bitcoin.
4th Place: KylarF
Reminiscent of some of the trees (and mushrooms) in Super Mario World. This tree was made with 216 Green Neoballs, and 1013 Zen Magnets. “The hardest part was the crown but after several tries I ended up with this based on double rings of 6 magnets.” A bright and exciting background, and well chosen plane of focus. $35 won.
5th Place: Dan Condon-Jones
The Bare Tree was once designed to be much bigger, but couldn’t support it’s own weight. A true creation of abstraction. The branches spurt out in a organic directions. Would be very difficult to recreate based on this picture alone. $25 Zen awarded.
6th Place: Jrcpalmetto
The Majestic Mandala Tree is quite a mesmerizing design connected hexagons, connected in a matter that represents branches, yet overall is shaped like a tree. However, arguably not a sculpture. $15 Zen 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.
13 Entries for the June 2014 Tree Sculpture Contest
Click for original size.
1st Place: $65 Zen Credit, usable on ZenMagnets.com or Neoballs.com
2nd Place: $55 Zen Credit
3rd Place: $45 Zen Credit
4th Place: $45 Zen Credit
5th Place: $25 Zen Credit
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 July!