I was invited to participate again at the 5th Street Art Festival in Wilhelmshaven, Germany on August 1 & 2, 2015. I traveled with another South Florida artist, Carrie Bennett. There were two other artists from the US, and a total of 40 artists from Mexico, Italy, Urkraine, Russia, Germany and France.
I decided to create a piece of original 3D anamorphic street art featuring the mythical Jackalope. I added a vintage style American cowboy for this fun piece. The Germans have a similar mythical creature, called a Wolpedinger, that is a rabbit with wings, fangs and antlers, so I figured the Jackalope was the American version of this creature. I made sure I printed up an explanation in both English and German for viewers, since I wasn't sure if it would be understood, and I speak very little German.
Art Wins Award!
I was very happy and surprised to win third place in the 3D catergory! Alex Maksiov from Russia won first and Ruben Poncia from the Nederlands won second, both artists are amazing, and I was honored to share the stage with them.
Thank you to my space sponsors: Speed & Cotton and the Hotel Keil. The event was very well run by Michael Diers and his group. Attendance was estimated at 60,000 for the weekend, a new record. I hope to return again next year to this great event.
Award Winning Street Painter & Chalk Artist