TIME TO WAKE UP

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It's time to wake up.

The term "TIME TO WAKE UP" is a double entendre. On one hand, you have the literal meaning of being asleep. The flashiness of the clock's screen is a visual for the urgency to wake up, maybe you're late for work or part of your … (read more)

It's time to wake up.

The term "TIME TO WAKE UP" is a double entendre. On one hand, you have the literal meaning of being asleep. The flashiness of the clock's screen is a visual for the urgency to wake up, maybe you're late for work or part of your house is burning and you don't realize it because you're asleep. On the other hand, it means being aware of an absolute reality rather than a relative one. In some of the frames of the clock's screen, I allude to certain concepts that I've talked about in previous artworks and writings about the nature of reality and the ether of consciousness. The light being is standing on the inside of the clock because they're dreaming. The clouds and mountains in the background mixed with the metallic foreground give this a surreal nature. On the right there is Ethereum encapsulated in a glass cube inside the pool and in the animation there is a divergence of a cube, signifying the splitting of wealth between people with the rise of decentralization. Inside the clock the light being's subconscious resides and on the clock's screen there is a shadow being, two polar opposites to consciousness. The shadow is the unknown "dark side" of our personality — dark both because it predominantly consists of depreciated human emotions and impulses, and because, due to its unenlightened nature, it is completely obscured from consciousness. When we accept this shadowed nature of ourselves, seek knowledge without pride, physically keep the divergence of wealth happening through decentralization, and do anything in our power to make the world a better place while standing in truth, we can surely hope to wake up.

One of my inspirations for part of this artwork was the music artist SOPHIE, specifically the design she had implemented in the music video for her song "Faceshopping"; the song touches on concepts of self and whether how artists present themselves make them any less authentic, as well as the consumerism of artists as metaphorical products. If you have the time you should listen to it.

2021
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Additional Details:
  • 2000 x 2000 px, Video (1.0 MB)
  • This is a signed and limited edition digital creation.
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Comments

Offvader
2021/09/14

Nice pick Traveler!! Congrats Kenny!!

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endless_traveler
(owner)
2021/09/14

I tried to make an eth bid. Butsomehow Makersplace does process it;(

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Kenny Flaten
(creator)
2021/09/14

yo 😎 I just sent you a message on Twitter

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hairofmedusa
2021/09/08

❤❤❤

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Madolf D
2021/08/08

👌🤘

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Shivam Kala
2021/07/23

Nice

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Shivansh Rawat
2021/06/16

Excellent job

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Erik Matson
2021/06/16

love it

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Mr Richi
2021/06/08

It's beautiful how the figures are bright in contrast to the dark environment in all works.

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Baku
2021/06/01

Nice !!

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VΞRTIGO
2021/05/31

Well done Kenny! ✨

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Matik
2021/05/30

great work!

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Nullject
2021/05/29

6:08? it's too early. Can I sleep a little more? 🖤🤍

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Nullject
2021/05/30

jeez, is there at least coffee? 😅

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Kenny Flaten
(creator)
2021/05/29

Never 🔪🗣️

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hairofmedusa
2021/05/29

Excellent Kenny!

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Kenny Flaten
(creator)
2021/05/29

Thank you 🗣️

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Patric Ortmann
2021/05/28

Great piece!

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Kenny Flaten
(creator)
2021/05/29

🥺 ty Patric

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Ben
2021/05/27

🔥🔥

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Acid Button
2021/05/27

wow amazing dude!

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Kenny Flaten
(creator)
2021/05/27

Thank you!

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