Fifth Place, Virginia Beach, VA 2008.
Duo contest with Katie Corning
The Title: Cartoonus Interruptus
The story line:
Katie has had the urge to combine cartoon and classical style carving for a while, this piece was to scratch that itch. We both love Rodin, so she came up with "the kiss" combined with a cartoon from Calvin and Hobbs where Calvin was preparing to throw a water balloon at something... thus in this case interrupting the kiss. It was a challenge to carve 2-D subjects in 3-D so that they looked 2-D as in 'just walked off the page' as Katie's son Wiley suggested.