Juror Christoph Heinrich from the Denver Art Museum chose 75 out of 420 entries: “In 2015 art is so rich, so full of opportunities! Artists don’t have to follow rules . . . except the ones they make for themselves. As a juror I looked for consequence, for a clear decision, for a statement! And if, in the age of post-postmodern “anything goes,” you find something that is new, surprising, maybe even radical – even better!
My art addresses global, social concerns. I work in a variety of materials to create art that evokes compassionate interest in a specific issue. Often a tedious process is equally as important as the final aesthetics to communicate what is layered into the piece. Beauty clashes with horror, tension with peace, and conflict and conversation are elements of my oeuvre.