Holland College grad wins art prize with zombie hands, bats
Dylan McQuaid regional winner in national student art contest
A recent graduate of Holland College has been named the regional winner in BMO's Invitational Student Art Competition.
Dylan McQuaid is a young graphic designer from P.E.I. who entered the national competition, which honours visual arts excellence in post-secondary institutions.
His work was singled out by the judges for its eye-catching design.
"It's a digital illustration," said McQuaid. The process is basically I draw it by hand and then scan it into the computer, and do all the finishing touches there. It's called a tessellation, it's kind of like geometric shapes and art mixed together. It's spiraling, repetitive zombie hands, and in the negative space, there's bats. It's kind of like a Halloween theme."
McQuaid wins $5,000 as one of the regional winners, and will go to Toronto in November for the opening of a display of the winning works from across the country.
The 12 winning pieces will be on display at the University of Toronto from Nov. 17 to Dec. 17.
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With files from Mainstreet P.E.I.