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Challenge: Fine Arts: Exhibit II (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: 2011 Challenge
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC Macro for Canon
Location: home
Date: Mar 26, 2011
Aperture: F/5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/25 sec.
Galleries: Advertisement, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Mar 25, 2011

Back in the 70's I had a teacher at Mass Art that professed to believe that McDonald's wrappers were the most important Art of our time.
In the thread Fine Arts: Exhibit 2 ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Ursula made the comment about Walmart in relation to the subject and immediately that brought back the McDonald's memory.

Jury results

Alternate Jury

Place: 99 out of 167
Avg (all users): 5.2108
Avg (commenters): 7.1250
Avg (participants): 5.5119
Avg (non-participants): 4.9024
Views since voting: 1071
Views during voting: 367
Votes: 166
Comments: 21
Favorites: 2 (view)

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04/22/2011 02:43:27 AM
This was the most audacious of the Fine Art entries. Two juries did some justice to its reach; well done.

The title 'Creation' was a master stroke; so much more telling than the more obvious 'Just for You'.

The point of the whole work is gently echoed, and amplified, by the tiny graphic slyly included at the bottom right corner. A rushing man is admonished to put the wrapper in a trash can (but don't stop rushing to do so). The fact that this cynical appeasement appears on the wrapper only as a sort of graphic 'fine print' of the type not intended to be read nor even noticed by the consumer is a delicious further irony (as is my use of the word 'delicious' in this context).

The work is also signed there, where artists generally sign their work: 'USA'

And we voters have completed the artist's work, a picture that surely must either succeed or fail (there can't be a middle ground reception for this one, can there?) by awarding it 52 votes of '5', demonstrating that no matter what you say, most people will be too lazy or too busy (see the rushing trash-can-man) to listen. The ultimate level of irony of 'Creation'.
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04/22/2011 12:14:27 AM
I don't know why I am so drawn to this image, but I am. To me that means it is well done. Sometimes the things I like the most are things I can't explain, and I don't try, just let it be one of life's beautiful mysteries. Thanks
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04/21/2011 12:44:38 AM
What really gets me for this one is its similarity to caution/police-line/warning/do-not-cross tape(especially via the thumb.) Almost as if it knows it should not be opened. The crumples give it a beat up, possibly like a crime scene, feel to me. But as Twain said, "[T]here is a charm about the forbidden that makes it unspeakably desirable," and warnings be damned, I want that burger. Well done. I gave you an 8.
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04/21/2011 12:26:06 AM
Well done John. Simple can be powerful.
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04/19/2011 04:15:47 PM
An average score of only 5.2? Ridiculous. I loved this during voting, and I am sorry that I did not take the time to comment on it then. I am glad this got recognized by the Jury. This is a great shot. Mass produced just for you. As the wrapper says, "I'm lovin' it."
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04/19/2011 12:08:21 PM
I wondered what sort of inspiration that one word could have brought. Really funny! :)

During discussions in the Jury group, I referred to this one as "Walmart" at least once, so I guess my mind was stuck there, except I never remembered that prior thread.
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04/15/2011 08:09:22 PM
Thrilled (and surprised) to see this is yours. One of my top three. More to come...
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04/15/2011 04:30:55 PM
I found this one so telling and funny of our times. I had given it an 8.
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04/15/2011 11:22:03 AM
Great image. Great title. Never would have guessed it was yours.
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04/15/2011 04:33:38 AM
No 99. Maybe it is a sign. The photograph certainly is one. Good work and well done. This should have scored higher. All it lacked was a little eye candy. This work portraits the inner soul of thinking and it made us all think. Congratulations.
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04/15/2011 12:43:39 AM
I really liked this also because it worked on multiple levels for me. One of the other ways it worked for me is that you titled it creation, and it says created for you. Both were created just for us- the wrapper for you, the photo for us. The manufactured world...
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04/15/2011 12:24:17 AM
What an apt title for an unfortunate subject. And a sad statement on where we are going.
I could definitely see this in a modern gallery somewhere.
Also, congratulations for creating a conceptual image worthy of recognition in the DPC Fine Art Gallery!!

Message edited by author 2011-04-19 01:10:36.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/14/2011 05:32:10 PM
No so appealing as some but definitely very high marks for pushign the boundaries of contemporary art.
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04/10/2011 03:59:29 PM
Now we're getting somewhere! On more that one occasion did photographing discarded McDonald's paper feel like a good idea. A kindred spirit.
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04/10/2011 01:09:39 PM
Art. Food. Food. Art. Nice Warhol effort. Love the light.
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04/09/2011 10:59:50 PM
Who knew that I would find a McDonalds wrapper so interesting to look at. Its all those wrinkles and the light play off of them. Very creative idea, most people would never have thought of it. 6
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04/09/2011 04:44:10 AM
Interesting shot- I like it a lot. There's another shot in this challenge that seemed to be a comment on itself, like this one feels, but I favor your approach far more. Food for thought. (har har).
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04/08/2011 07:16:58 PM
Something from nothing....very cool..
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04/08/2011 09:41:56 AM
Yep - I can see this in a modern art gallery. It speaks to our society doesn't it? McDonalds is as far from art as it gets, yet this is a statement on our social consciousness and skewed importance. Well done.
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04/08/2011 08:55:44 AM
Ha ha ha!!! I'm lovin' this one!!!
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04/08/2011 12:54:59 AM
thanks, may i open it now?
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