This digital image, encapsulated into coated-aluminum metal and framed in black wood, was selected for the juried exhibition, "National Art Encounter Competition, 2015" for display at The von Liebig Art Center in Naples, Florida. The exhibition juror and awards judge is Dr. Carol Damian, Florida International University Professor, Art Scholar and Past Director of the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum. This digital composite of four images tells a linear story using just a single frame. Photographed in Katmai National Park, this Kodiak bear had his eyes set on this fisherman's catch, of which he would soon win his prize. Forced to avoid an encounter with the approaching bear, the fisherman tossed his catch back into the sea. The techniques used in this photo montage enable the viewer to follow an abstract timeline of events, which today are more easily produced using current photography and digital editing technologies. This image seeks to challenge our nomal way of viewing an image as a snapshot of a single moment in time.

The Fish That Almost Got Away

The Fish That Almost Got Away