New Boston Artist Moe Sandalwood has won a prize at the UWA Art Challenge. In the January 2011 round he was awarded the Workhouse & Art Place d-o-o-b Prize for his piece "Shivering Rock".
This is what the panel had to say about his piece:
"Moeuhane Sandalwood has created a fresh and unique sculpture titled "Shivering Rock." It depicts a large boulder undulating slowly, as if from the cold or from some mysterious interior force. The concept has humor, originality and a certain sense of daring and self-assurance. There is also a tangible uneasiness to it, a sort of unsettling sense of the ominous, like something that just shouldn't be happening. The execution is basic but adequate. It definitely isn't slick or flashy, but it is effective in its ability to captivate and engage the viewer. It is almost monumental in its subtlety, and deceptively simple in appearance. For these reasons, the Art Place and the Workhouse Gallery are please to recommend it for the January UWA 3D Open Art Challenge award."
He received a trophy $ 5000L$
He will have to make some room at his gallery to show it. Presently the piece can only be seen here: Driftwood Gallery, Gariepy (165, 240, 1202)