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40.5: Abstract Tree Sequel – Winners Announced

Posted on Jul 2, 2014 by in 1728, Results Posted

1st Place: Mathnetism

Simply titled Tree by Magnetism, and referred to by us as Tree of Reflective Wavy Foliage. “The main subunit for this design is a dodecagon [sheet] wrapped around a core. These wrapped dodecagons form the branches and leaves of the tree and are joined by a 6-ring stack trunk.”  The reflections on the inner trunk between the 10 side sheets are especially unique. The 10 second full resolution impression greater than the 1 second thumbnail impression. $65 in Zen Credits awarded.

2nd Place: Tend2it

Palm Tree v3 Colored

This sculpture, titled Palm Tree v3 Colored, was created with 654 Green Neoballs and 246 Copper Neoballs. More shots can be found here. The shadow of a sunny beach day. Also one of the best presented as a thumbnail. If you’re wondering where Tend2it got copper neoballs, they were available over a year ago but were discontinued for being such an easily tarnished coating, but we may have them back soon. Tend2it wins $55 in Zen Credits, good at or

3rd Place: VPavlov1953

Magnet Christmas Tree

A magnet sphere Christmas tree, adorned in Gold. A crisp high resolution shot, framed nicely, though slightly dark. $45 in magnets awarded, also redeemable for half of face value in Bitcoin.

4th Place: KylarF

KylarF Magnet Tree

Reminiscent of some of the trees (and mushrooms) in Super Mario World. This tree was made with 216 Green Neoballs, and 1013 Zen Magnets. “The hardest part was the crown but  after several tries I ended up with this based on double rings of 6 magnets.” A bright and exciting background, and well chosen plane of focus. $35 won.

5th Place: Dan Condon-Jones

Magnet Bare Tree

The Bare Tree was once designed to be much bigger, but couldn’t support it’s own weight. A true creation of abstraction. The branches spurt out in a organic directions. Would be very difficult to recreate based on this picture alone. $25 Zen awarded.

6th Place: Jrcpalmetto

The Majestic Mandala Tree

The Majestic Mandala Tree is quite a mesmerizing design connected hexagons, connected in a matter that represents branches, yet overall is shaped like a tree. However, arguably not a sculpture. $15 Zen won.

If you haven’t already, click on the images to check out the original size. And keep in mind that contests held here are independent of the Zen Gallery. Magnet sculptors can always submit photos to to win magnets as well.

Spectators, keep your eyes peeled for the next contest, because you choose the winners.

Contest Winners, we’ll email you your prizes soon.

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13 Entries for the June 2014 Tree Sculpture Contest

Click for original size.


1st Place: $65 Zen Credit, usable on or

2nd Place: $55 Zen Credit

3rd Place: $45 Zen Credit

4th Place: $45 Zen Credit

5th Place: $25 Zen Credit

Judges, remember that this contest is a photography contest just as much as it is a magnet sculpture contest, overall aesthetic does matter. Voting deadline is the end of July!

Decide your favorite 4 entries, and

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