In a former life, David Stricklen was the GR Airport Police Chief with 30 years experience in law enforcement. Now retired, David has written three MG fantasy adventure books in the Blackwater Series: Beneath and Beyond, Through The Eyes of The Beast and The Heart of The Swarm. His books are sought after for their fast-moving and unpredictable style. David’s many school visits are filled with magic and creativity. Blackwaterpond.com. David had a creative idea that better fit on canvas, thus resulting in this first ArtPrize entry in 2017. In 2018 he has taken it to the next level and beyond. The work is twice as big and the entire 6ft moves. The scene perspective is going away from you. The canvas is 3D and is actually coming at you. This creates the illusion of the doors opening and closing as you walk past. The hallways and towers will also move. I have personally not seen a similar design. This picture may be hung on the wall.
David's ArtPrize Entries
These are David's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.