I received a terrific review from the juror at Bauhaus Prairie Art Gallery. It was in response to my submission of the painting titled "Make Lemonade!", which is one of the series of "kinetic" still lifes. As follows:
'The second place painting by Deborah Kommalan is a classical still life rendered with a whimsical twist. Painted with the realism and richness of a Flemish painter, she levitates the lemons by commanding them, "Make Lemonade!" The lemons leap from their once stasis perch to create energy and movement which is the opposite of "Still Life".'
Thank you so much for your kind words!