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Sculptor Jack Hill of DeLand took home the Best of Show Award at this year's 42nd Annual Mount Dora Arts Festival and took home a $5,000 prize for his overall work. His prized piece, “Abacus Aleppo,” features tiny skulls that serve as beads on a black and red abacus.
“I am getting into found objects and I found this old abacus at a flea market,” he said. “I had a little skull and the idea combined in my head. I made 77 more little skulls. What had been going to be called ‘Devil’s Abacus’ changed into ‘Abacus Aleppo.’ I like art that stimulates people’s thinking.”