VRtotheArt Winners Announcement

WINNERS
ANNOUNCEMENT

Congratulations to the winners of VR to the Art!

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1st prize

KOTONOKI – TREE OF WORD

Mikkabouzu / Japan


“Kotonoki seamlessly integrates a natural and virtual environment, while asking the viewer to re/consider the substance and imagined history of a tree through gestural text and abstraction.”

Nancy Baker Cahill

“Perhaps the most poetic piece, Kotonoki really stands apart from the rest. Behind this work is a real artist expressing honestly. The emotion is palpable and the medium is used delicately.”

Trudy Elmore

“beautifully-crafted, Tiltbrush painting that sets a relaxing and otherwordly context using poetic forms inspired by nature.”

Kent Bye

“Kotonoki demonstrates how different approaches to expression can be brought together in new and meaningful ways via spatalization technology.”

Keram Malicki-Sanchez

“I found this to be a very unique and beautiful use of both light and 3D space.”

Joshua Young


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2nd prize

SHAN HAI JING

Guo Zhong Xuan / Taiwan


“Shan Hai Jing wields color and texture exquisitely — generating an unexpected but rich environment which begs exploration. Meticulous, beautiful work!”

Nancy Baker Cahill

“This experience was a lot of fun for me to explore. I enjoyed the little hidden details and found it to be a playful creation.”

Joshua Young

“There is a real magic and atmopshere happening here. It’s a place I want to inhabit and explore. The sound is well done and nicely paired with the environment.”

Trudy Elmore

“A rich world of exotic creatures, dynamic rolling waterfalls, and a temple that has a secret entrance to explore. I enjoyed walking around and looking at this world from many different perspectives, and imagining the backstories of this fantasy land.”

Kent Bye


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3nd prize
2 WINNERS

LIFE

Mikkabouzu / Japan


“Life immerses us in an intriguing environment rife with mystery, in tone and form, that asks more questions than it answers.”

Nancy Baker Cahill

“I was completely transfixed by looking at the variety of these different mathematical sculptures as they dynamically morph and transform. It feels like stepping into a museum of the future where the art pieces are unfolding in a process rather than fixed as static objects.”

Kent Bye

“Life has a clear vision and execution. There’s a narrative developing and its a space I want to be in… the undulating abstract blob was fantastic. I like this sci-fi space museum and I want to see what will happen next.  It draws the viewer in.”

Trudy Elmore


RAPINS MINIATURE GARDEN

Iromani / Japan


“This work has the most clearly defined style, everything is intentional and cohesive. Strong execution and demonstration of skills, while also imparting a hint of whimsy. Great job”

Trudy Elmore

“A highly-stylized cartoon vibe with unique characters, charming environments, and a soothing color palette. Feels like you’re stepping into a dream.”

Kent Bye

“The artistic style for this experience translated really well into VR.”

Joshua Young


FINALISTS

THE LIGHT AND DUST
Huang Wei-Hsuan / Taiwan

RED DRESS MYSTERY
DN Cherry / United States

MONSTER CONCERT
Jason Waite / United States

CITY
Amal Uppal Anique / Pakistan

ABOVE THE CLOUDS
Iris Yon / United States

ZOO
Tomoaki Seo / Japan