Tuesday, April 27, 2010

EcoSculpt winners announced

The Fountain Square Management Group and Duke Energy have announced the winners of EcoSculpt, a sculpture exhibit and competition to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day.

Eleven artists were selected to create original works made of recyclable and/or recycled materials.

This year's winners, selected during an Earth Day event on Fountain Square, are:

  • First place ($500): Isabella King for "Aluminum Anomaly", a spring fantasy of grass, flowers, trees and birds made entirely of pop cans.
  • Second place ($250): Christopher Daniel and Sandra Gross for "Vitro House", a card house made of reclaimed glass windows.
  • Third place ($150): Rachel E. Argo for "The Eye of Providence", composed of hangers arranged in triangles, then arranged together as equilateral pyramids.
Argo also received a $100 People's Choice Award for receiving the most public votes.

The sculptures will remain on display on Fountain Square through April 29.

This video was uploaded to YouTube by user GeniusOfWater:

Photo courtesy of 5chw4r7z, the ethos of downtown Cincinnati.

Previous reading on BC:
Earth-conscious EcoSculpt exhibit begins on Fountain Square (4/12/10)