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Steve Salo

When fire tore through Steve Salo’s studio in Torquay he was devastated. Inside the artist’s studio were approximately 70 of his paintings, and 80 drawings and sketchbooks, some of which he had treasured since a child. Every single one was destroyed. All of his art materials and tools were obliterated along with reference books and a cherished drawing case from his childhood. The blaze consumed everything, a lifetime of irreplaceable work reduced to ashes.

“I find it quite hard to talk about it now. The best thing for me is to put it behind me and not ponder over it,” Steve says, clearly still coming to terms with the emotional impact of the disaster that occurred nearly a year ago.

After the fire Steve says it felt like time stood still, “almost like a surreal dream”. He was overcome with confusion, disbelief and grief. For the next couple of months Steve had no desire to paint, unable to motivate himself to even pick up a paintbrush. Eventually, however, the urge to create returned and he began to paint, not with brushes but with his fingers. It was an important step in the healing process.

http://www.saatchiart.com/salo

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The Clay to Bronze Sculpture of Devon Dorrity

In life you have to make choices as to where you spend your time.  Each minute you spend on one activity takes away from another.  Finding a balance that allows you to keep your sanity and create memories and a legacy that you can be proud to pass on is the great challenge we all face.  Our time is short, so choose wisely, prioritize and help others along the way.  For only they will remember you when you are gone.

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Entry Title: " An Observer’s Report 1-14/16/17/18/19"
Name:
Yuichi Ikehata
, Japan
Category: Professional, Portraiture


Entry Description:

We are living in moments during which reality merges with what is considered
reality-fiction. The relationship between reality and fiction is such an intimate one that
it is not possible to distinguish between which is which at times, being that we place our
reliance on one, while acknowledging the existence of the other. I am expressing this
situation in the form of An Observers Report, by placing a fictitious character, an
observer, who wanders in that boundary of reality and fiction

I won 2 bronze medals and received an honorable mention at PX3 in 2014

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