Atlanta artists Micah and Whitney Stansell won $100,000 this week in a contest in which artists turned a Tequila Herradura oak barrel into a work of art.
For their piece, titled “Look Inside, 2013,” they created a zoetrope inside the tequila barrel that features a running horse. It’s a tribute to Eadweard Muybridge, the English photographer who was a pioneer in the study of motion.
Red marquee capital letters encircling the outside of the barrel tempt viewers to “LOOK INSIDE.”
The Stansells’ work won $10,000 in a regional Herradura Barrel Art Collection competition in October held at Atlanta’s Mason Murer Fine Art, placing them into the finals held this week in Miami against winners from seven other cities.
The married couple is highly regarded on the Atlanta visual arts scene. Micah was a Museum of the