2022 People’s Choice Award – Asymmetrical Multipolarity Sunset by Glen Clarke
“I am looking for a succinct Art Form without the superfluous imagery and decoys of aestheticism and composition. In Zen Buddhism, an ensō (円相 , “circle” ) is hand-drawn in one uninhibited brushstroke to express a moment when the mind is free to let the body create. The ensō symbolizes absolute enlightenment, strength, elegance, the universe, and mu, the void. A recent tour of the Silk Road across China allowed constant sightings and influences from numerous museum Mandalas along with regular roadside images of military hardware in waiting. I dreamt of a glorious sunset radiating with symbolism of every nation on our planet in harmony. This ethereal musing was quickly grounded, awakened by the reality of mans greed, hunger, and fascination with power.”
In memory of Tammy Kingsley
Tammy Kingsley, an American, came to Alice Springs in 1979 and worked energetically for the Alice Springs Art Foundation, keenly promoting the Alice Prize.
In 1980 Tammy, her eldest son, Donald M. Kingsley VI, and his friend were killed in an horrific road accident.
In the year 2000, the Foundation received word of a very generous bequest from an American, George J Scott (Tammy’s father).
The Tammy Kingsley Award honours a woman who was inspirational in the long history of the Alice Prize and honours also our benefactor who has provided the means of reinvigorating the Prize itself.