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Award Sponsor: RayMar Art

Fire and Ice
by Stephanie Rew
Oil 102cm x 102cm

Entered in: 8th Annual Competition Month #4 - July 2014

Judge's Comments: I like this one a lot even though the brushwork isnít exactly my taste. But its strengths are formidable. First off, itís big - 40x40. That means it is going to command your attention. Secondly, it reminds me of playing cards - it has an oddly symmetrical asymmetry, like the Queen of Clubs in a kimono. Thirdly, this painting resonates in a way that makes me a bit queasy, and I like that: whatís going on here? And lastly, if it were on my wall, I could turn it a quarter-turn and have something new to be unsettled by whenever I felt like it. - Charlie Hunter