In the wake of the selection of the artist whose work may perhaps one day be painted on some South Portland oil tanks (if private donors cough up another $1.2 million),I heard from another artist who submitted a proposal but was not selected: Jim Watson of Standish. (We've previously posted the designs by three other artists, and if anyone else wants to send us their non-selected proposal, please e-mail them to jinglis@phx.
The artist whose design may one day grace some of the oil
tanks overlooking Portland Harbor
is ... Jaime Gili. (His eye-bending Web site is here.)
He’s a dynamic Venezuelan-born painter living in London, who said at the announcement of his win, “I cannot imagine any bigger project,” and then moved
right on to do just that: “I’d like to see my paintings taking over cities.
It had to happen sometime: the Maine Center
for Creativity plans to announce the winning design in its Art All Around
oil-tank-painting contest tomorrow morning at the new Mercy Hospital
building on the Fore River
The winner will receive $20,000 and will have his or her (or
their) design painted on the tanks just as soon as the MCC raises the rest of