Art Contest Gallery
View the entries for the 2016 Atlas Art Contest. Public voting has ended (November 23rd at 12pm ET, 3pm PT). Winners will be announced on December 10th, 2016.
By: Daud Akhriev
oil on linen
A modern steel bridge is the one of the culminations of entrepreneurship in a collective way: the engineers, the steelworkers, architects down to the workmen on the job. This important bridge in Chattanooga, TN, was under reconstruction for the only time in my lifetime, and I received permission to paint onsite with the construction workers and cranes. I had to pass security, wear badges and helmets. The painting represents the investment (which is always a risk) of all parties involved, including myself. Bridges also connect peoples, allowing business and culture to flourish.
A message from the judges: Akhriev’s painting focuses our vision on a clear focal point. This all speaks about staying on track towards one's goals.