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30: Difficult Human Face

Posted on Jun 8, 2013 by in No Limit

♦♦ This one is HARD ♦♦

To experience the aura of a phenomenon means to invest it with the capability of returning the gaze. —Walter Benjamin

Your challenge, if you accept it, is to attempt to create a 3D human head face of magnets, as accurately as possible. In order to succeed, you will need a lot more than just geometric precision and a steady hand, you’ll also need a fair amount of artistic intuition. It’s not a requirement to create the entire head, just the frontal features of a human face.

No magnet limit. Zen Magnets only. Your sculpture must be made only of magnets. Normally we say “don’t aim to make the most amazing sculpture”, but let’s be real; most of your energies will be probably be dedicated to crafting the face. Just make sure the features are well represented by the lighting. Use not your bright reflective flash, but instead a self-timer and a tripod (or stand.)

As usual, the judges will be your peers. Pay attention to resolution, focus, lighting and framing. There will be at least FOUR winners, possibly more depending on participation. The prize for first place in this difficult contest will be $150 Zen Credits, usable on or Everything you submit goes into the public domain. Have fun!

Submission deadline is the end of  June.

To enter, load your full resolution photo on to, and fill out this submission form:

 Submit Here