-The Finishing Touches- "The Prometheus Project"

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On September 7th, 2021 the finishing touches are placed on the ephemeral, land art, fresco-mural "Prometheus". Located in Crete, Greece this 100 ft. fresco is painted with materials similar to that which was used in the earliest cave paintings nearly 40,000 years ago. Materials like charcoal from coconuts, calcium carbonate … (read more)

On September 7th, 2021 the finishing touches are placed on the ephemeral, land art, fresco-mural "Prometheus". Located in Crete, Greece this 100 ft. fresco is painted with materials similar to that which was used in the earliest cave paintings nearly 40,000 years ago. Materials like charcoal from coconuts, calcium carbonate from oyster shells and magnetite black/ iron oxides were used in the creation of Prometheus. The result is a work that appears to be a rediscovery of Prometheus from ancient days past that will ultimately fade from the elements. This rediscovery/recollection of Prometheus harkens onto the philosophical concept of "anamnesis" from Plato and Socrates.
Anamnesis, according to Socrates and Plato, is the belief that the most important forms of knowledge do not come from instruction, but by a re-awakening of a dormant or latent knowledge. Within the piece of Prometheus we find the artist almost as an archaeologist, merely uncovering the remaining "dormant" fragments of the Titan. By doing so, the artist hopes to piece together forgotten knowledge of his own origins by reaching for the very being that birthed him from the clay and gifted him with his creative potential.

This footage was taken in beautiful 5k resolution with the DJI Mavic Air 2S a day before a storm swept Crete and washed away a majority of the pigments away.

A 1/1 video print will accompany the sale of this NFT. (Made possible by infinateobjects.com)

For a deeper look into the process, materials, film, photography and more...
Visit the full project page here : davidpopaart.com/prometheus


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Arman Zargham
2021/11/11

cool!

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Arman Zargham
2021/11/11

cool!

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