4th Annual Lines, Shapes & Objects Best in Show Winners – July 2022

To contact these Best in Show artists directly for purchase inquiries or to see more of their work, please visit the 4th Annual Lines, Shapes & Objects Exhibition page for contact information.

Congratulations again to the winners and thank you for sharing your talent with us.

Best in Show (Traditional) – Lisa Daniels – “TOUCHED BY MIDAS” – heavy body acrylics on gallery wrapped canvas

I consider myself an “Escape Artist” who creates abstracts inspired by architecture and nature. Depending on the subject I am representing my style of art can include structural shapes or can be free-flowing organic. My abstracts tend to be simplistic in order for the audience to be inspired and by the colors and movements within the paintings to stir the imagination and create their own vision in what it represents. I work with interior designers, architects, developers, set decorators, commission work and more.

To learn more about Lisa and to see more of her work, please visit her website.  

Best in Show (Photography & Digital) – John H Diephouse – “WHEELS OF PROGRESS (TURN SLOWLY)” – photograph

I am a primarily self-taught photographer who migrated from film to digital photography about fifteen years ago. After retiring from a professional management career, I have more actively explored the technical and creative sides of this media.

I am attracted to a wide variety of subjects ranging from natural landscapes, botanicals and wildlife to images that provide either abstract expression or social commentary. I am interested in sharing images that evoke a story of some kind. Images may be simply documentary, reflect a sense of time and place, or resonate on a more abstract level of color, shape or form. Others provoke an indefinable question that does not readily yield answers without further study and reflection.

Most often I am drawn back to images created while wandering through the back roads and small towns of the upper Midwest. These images of architecture, commerce and social life often reflect a mixture of nostalgia and a changing set of forces that shape life in the heartlands.

I have exhibited widely and have earned recognition in local, regional, and national exhibitions. My photographs are also included in several corporate and private collections.

To learn more about John and to see more of his work, he can be reached via his Email.  

Best in Show (3 Dimensional) – Robert Obier – “CITADEL – ITERATION #3” – mixed media on wood

Robert Obier’s work as an architect/designer/illustrator has been featured in numerous exhibitions, magazines and web articles. His work has appeared on television and was selected for a location shoot in a major motion picture. His range of eclectic influences include the organic architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, the explorations of geometry in nature by Andy Goldsworthy and the theatrical creations of Industrial light and Magic for a time long ago in a galaxy far, far away.

Robert’s work explores the intersections and obscures the boundaries between architecture, industrial design and art. Each piece is as much a realization of an abstract design concept as it is a unique work of three-dimensional art. From creation through completion the dichotomy of ‘handmade’ and ‘computer generated’ informs the development and execution of the work.

A strict and systematic organization of components define the work and reveal a discipline that is unmistakably architectural. At first glance, the geometric forms seem strangely familiar as if seen somewhere before – but where – when? Upon closer examination – perhaps the designs are remnants of some distant and secrete civilization or even an, as of yet, unknown and mysterious future. The forms are intentionally abstract giving shape to a brief moment of design inspiration. Schematic concepts emerge as built objects without the practical or functional restrictions that necessarily accompany the development of an architectural or industrial product.

To learn more about Robert and to see more of his work, please visit his website.


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