From: Southern Oregon
I came THAT close to voting for that piece, but then didn't, not because of the art, but because there was no artist's statement. In fact I thought a statement was required in a show? Used to be, anyway... So... I don't mean to be critical, but I am just saying, a statement really tops it off nicely and a piece feels "empty" to me if there is no statement. Just so's you know.
Congratulations on the win.
I didn't come here and I ain't leavin'. --Willie Nelson