Honorable Mention – Painting
Title of Art Piece: Crimson Colossus Part 1 and 2
Category: Painting – 2023
Student/Artist’s Name: Angus Olsen
School: Petersburg High School
Grade: 10th
Artist Statement: I wanted to create an atmosphere full of action and movement, and the best way to do that was to put an octopus with 8 limbs against a heavily armed robot. But, to create the atmosphere of movement, I needed a constant and changing environment: the ocean. To raise the magnitude of the situation, I made them fight over control of a Commercial fishing boat as giants. This allowed me to show the intense atmosphere of the painting without making it crowded, but rather having everything flow together.
Artwork Dimensions: 24 x 18 and 10 x 8

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