What happens when you offer up $560,000 in cash prizes, build the world’s largest open entry art competition to the middle of middle America and leave judgment to a public, American Idol style vote?
It’s a little bit good. It’s a little bit bad.
But mostly its good way to start an argument over elitism versus populism.
I’m not sure if I just emerged from a three week long carnivalesque subversion of daily social hierarchy or waking up to a sobering morning-after following GR’s annual creative safety valve release. But now that the crowds are gone, I can’t wait to walk home from work without hearing trash can drums.
And if you’re curious, here’s a list of winners: