"Floating Vestiges" -Fractured♀Series-

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Located on the Gulf of Finland, the "Fractured Series" is a project by artist David Popa where massive land art murals are created on the melting, fractured pieces of ice by use of natural materials such as charcoal and earth.
By using photogrammetry technology, digital artist Thaddaeus Andreades crafted this 3D … (read more)

Located on the Gulf of Finland, the "Fractured Series" is a project by artist David Popa where massive land art murals are created on the melting, fractured pieces of ice by use of natural materials such as charcoal and earth.
By using photogrammetry technology, digital artist Thaddaeus Andreades crafted this 3D sculpture from the now melted mural.

We witness the portrait fracturing apart as the fragments begin to float away on the deep sea. We are then offered a glimpse at the life underneath, symbolic of the figures deeper psyche and soul, which by the evidence of illuminating jellyfish still seems to remain alive and pulsing.

To View the Short Film and all the details of the project please view the NFT project page here- https://www.davidpopaart.com/fractured-nft-release

EACH NFT IN THE FRACTURED SERIES INCLUDES A PHYSICAL TOKEN.
A LIMITED EDITION AP (ARTIST PROOF) PHYSICAL PRINT AND
A "VIDEO PRINT" MADE POSSIBLE BY INFINITE OBJECTS.
PLEASE CONTACT: [email protected]

“FRACTURED" IS A PROJECT LOCATED ON VARIOUS ICE FLOATS IN SOUTHERN FINLAND. BY USE OF ONLY EARTH, CHARCOAL AND THE SOURCE WATER, A SERIES OF PORTRAITS WERE CREATED ON FRACTURED ICE FLOATS THAT REMAINED FOR ONLY A BRIEF TIME. THE PIECES WERE DOCUMENTED VIA AERIAL DRONE VIDEO, PHOTOGRAPHY AND PHOTOGRAMMETRY THAT NOW EXIST AS 1/1 NFT’S. THE PROJECT EVOLVED AS A RESPONSE TO THE ONGOING CONFLICT IN UKRAINE, WHICH HAS ONLY FURTHER HIGHLIGHTED THE FRACTURED STATE OF THE WORLD UNTO WHICH WE LIVE. DURING THE PROJECT, THE ICE FRACTURED COMPLETELY UNEXPECTEDLY AT UNPREDICTABLE TIMES, LEAVING THE ARTIST AT ODDS WHETHER CONTINUING THE WORK WAS EVEN WORTHWHILE. FROM THE GROUND, ONE WOULD NEVER BE ABLE TO DECIPHER ANY SILVER LINING WITHIN THE CHAOS, HOWEVER FROM ABOVE, THE FRAGMENTS HOLD A HARMONY AND BEAUTY THAT IS IMPERCEPTIBLE FROM ANY OTHER PERSPECTIVE. THE WORK OFFERS A MEANS TO POINT THE VIEWER NOT TO DESPAIR AND CHAOS, BUT RATHER QUESTIONS WHERE WE MUST LOOK TO MEND THE BROKEN FRAGMENTS OF OUR LIVED REALITY AND PERHAPS HOW THE FRAGMENTS CAN BE USED TO CREATE AN ENTIRELY NEW MOSAIC FROM THE SCATTERED VESTIGES.


Additional Details:
  • 1080 x 1920 px, QuickTime (61.9 MB)
  • This is a signed and limited edition digital creation.
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Outstanding visuals, David!

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David Popa
(creator)
2022/05/02

So glad you like it! Credit goes to @Tandreades for this incredible 3D extension of the work!

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GREAT ART!

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Tandreades
2022/04/26

Thanks so much Eugene! I am glad you like it. It was quite a fulfilling collaboration. I really wanted to capture the spirit of the piece, and of the gorgeous location David found, as well as expand the perspective to include things that could not be shown on location, and I hope, furthering the meaning of the artwork.

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