Thursday, April 9, 2009

The Consequence of My Creation: First Place!

Consequence of Creation 22x16 Mixed Media on Illustration Board

On Sunday, April 5th, 2009, the Naperville Art League held their Annual Public Art Competition Exhibition at the Naperville Fine Art Center. This year's theme was "On the Edge." My painting Consequence of Creation took 1st Place in the Adult Category! Here is my 100 word statement on how the painting relates to the "On the Edge" theme:

Dr. Frankenstein’s promise, as is his Creation, lies on the edge literally and metaphorically. While the Monster is only an unfinished sketch of human existence, he is more loosely rendered the further over the edge he is. As his outer appearance is ugly and full of scars, his mind (the head being the most tightly rendered) is more complete as the Monster learns and understands philosophy. However, even with his knowledge of philosophy, he too is on the edge -- forced there by his Maker -- forcing the Monster to be the ultimate “consequence” to the Maker abandoning his “creation.”

Artwork © J. Anthony Kosar.


Dominic Philibert said...

Very nice piece my friend!
Love your rendering!!

bryan said...

Congratulations man! That was always one of my favorite pieces of yours too!