We’re proud to announce the winner of the 2nd Annual Ebu-Arts Contest, RoByn Thompson of Paterson, NJ!
Artist RoByn Thompson designed and created a mask, a headpiece, wings and an elaborate 8 foot long tail, all composed of hundreds of miniature abstract paintings. Thompson body-painted and costumed a model, whom she then photographed.
The art is inspired by a story from the Native American tradition. The Rainbow Crow had beautiful feathers in every color of the spectrum. She flew back to Earth from the heavens bringing with her the gift of fire, in order to help warm the creatures of the Earth. But in doing so, her rainbow feathers were permanently charred black. She sacrificed her unique beauty for the greater good.
This story can be a powerful parable for artists, who must often sacrifice dearly in their pursuit of truth and beauty.
Medium: acrylics, paper, body paint, collage, construction, photography