78.5: Artsy Tree No. Three – Winners Announced
1st Place: “Lothlórien Apple Tree” by YoyoBandalore
A construction hybrid, YoyoBandalore’s tree features a molded trunk while the leaves and fruit are composed of hexagons. Nice, vibrant photograph with sharp focus and a hint of Tolkien. 1st place awards YoyoBandalore with $70.
2nd Place: “Triple Ball Shaped Topiary Tree” by tend2it
Some meticulous trimming went into this ornamental topiary submission from tend2it. The 3 balls are made of C60 balls, but with extra leaves layered on the outside. Certainly fit for a fancy garden party or hedge maze. We have a 3-way tie for 2nd place. 2nd Place awards tend2it with $50.
2nd Place: “The Tree” by Luisin
The strong hexagonal trunk was a favorite in the submissions. Luisin topped his with varying layers of leaves achieved with green and glow-in-the-dark Neoballs. The lack of symmetry and disbursement of the leaves feels very natural and organic. 2nd place awards Luisin with $50.
2nd Place: “Pentagon Tree” by Mathnetism
By far the tallest submission we had. Mathnetism utilized varying sizes of pentagons and nearly 15,000 magnets! Very clean, very precise, very calculated. I’m still unsure how that trunk is constructed. The stark contrast of cold, geometric, metal shapes and the natural green backdrop is quite clever. 2nd place awards Mathnetism with $32.
5th Place: “Relax Palm Tree” by DBOI
Easily the most impressive palm fronds made of magnets that I’ve seen. DBOI said the hardest part was keeping it balanced and keeping the leaves from sticking together. Quite a challenge indeed, but it seems it paid off. 5th place awards DBOI with $35.
6th Place: “Family Tree of (magnetic) Bonds” by Brandon
The figurative family tree turned literal. Brandon would like to note that his great grandmothers’ branches are connected purely for stability, they’re not actually related. 😛 Clean execution and photography. 6th place awards Brandon with $20
7th Place: “Christmas magnets” by Ra Tascon
Who knew that all you need to make a Christmas tree is a bunch of hexagons? Adorn it with some gold and blue balls and it is ready for presents. Very festive. 7th place awards Ra Tascon with $15.
8th Place: “Pianta Tree” by Daniel Notary
This may be the thickest trunk of all the submissions, and the canopy created with the double layered 6 rings is pretty ingenious. Nice three way symmetry going on, shiny magnets, clear focus, and a vibrant background. 8th place awards Daniel with $10.
Thanks to all our participants and judges. 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 gallery.zenmagnets.com 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.
We had a total of 16 submissions for the 3rd installment of the tree contest. Which means its time to open up voting so we can see how $300 in prizes will be distributed among the winners. Check out all the entries below, when you’re ready to vote for your top 3 follow the button at the bottom of the page.
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