The challenge was to create an art installation on the theme "Protest". Many artists answered the call and the The Art of Protest Contest was set up.
This is a very interesting event curated by Quan Lavender and held in Second Life in the Art India Gallery where the pieces are carefully displayed. Great job.
Some of the participants are Betty Tureaud, CaraMia Quan, Corcosman Voom, Eupalinos Ugajin, Hugo Krell, Noni Abeyante, Pol Jarvinen, Queen Bish, Riali Sandalwood, Secret Rage, Silene Christen and Sisi Biedermann and London Junkers.
London created the piece "Paper against Peace" (see above; detail below). In the description of his work, he writes a powerful message:
"In today's world, where money is everything for everyone, we cannot forget that even with our pockets full without peace, we are lost. LnL protests against the system for not understanding that . Millions of dollars are spent in armament when they should be put into the development of Peace, against hunger, against illness, against hate, against ignorance. We protest for love, for freedom, for beauty, for education, for humanity....for dreams, and for a better future."
The contest prices will be attributed in 3 categories, 3D art scripted, 3D art non scripted and 2D art. The winners will be voted by public votings and by a jury, consisting of art historian and blogger Rowan Derryth, artist and curator Ux Hax and art blogger and curator Quan Lavender.
The votings close November 18 and the nomination of the winners will be November 23. The exhibition is open till November 25. So, drop by the Art India Gallery for a visit and do vote for your favourite art work!