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Thomas Buckowing

Kentwood, MI, United States

I am, without the formal documentation and accreditations to tell me so, a poet, philosopher, photographer, student, humorist, and teacher. I am an active participant in this game of life, and an observer and admirer of beauty. I am also a bit of a cynic. As regards my photography, my goal is to capture a moment, an observation, a thing of beauty I feel that I alone have witnessed, and beguile the pixels into forming as decent (though still paltry) a representation of my experience as possible. Sometimes I come close… One of my current passions is to share the interesting and wonderful structures formed within a block of ice as it freezes. While the science intrigues me, it’s the impression of catching a glimpse into an alien world that latches onto my imagination. I am entering Artprize 2017 with no pretentions nor explanations of what one should experience or interpret from my picture. If a patron only gives my work a passing glance, or a small pause as they move along to other works, then it’s just a nice picture. However, if one is compelled to stop and stare a while, if it evokes something deeper than simply what the eyes are taking in, then it is art, and I will have won. That to me would be a priceless prize. Oh of course I would love to get money too, but it is not what compels me to this endeavor.

Thomas's ArtPrize Entries

These are Thomas's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.

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    Dark Ice Visions

    2017 ArtPrize Entry Thomas Buckowing
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