"The Finishing Touches" -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. Here we witness the artist placing the finishing touches on … (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. Here we witness the artist placing the finishing touches on "Fractured♀" as the stunning winter landscape is revealed.

"At the inception of this project I wanted to be able to create a fragmented portrait that still maintained its proportions. I soon realised this is extraordinarily difficult to do as the ice floats can alter their positions dramatically in only a few minutes. On this specific day however, a day before a forecasted snowstorm, the water in between this stunning collection of ice had frozen over just enough so that the fragments maintained their position. Furthermore, the dynamic spear-head shape of the white ice in contrast with the deep newly frozen water made for an absolutely beautiful arrangement. This piece was also one of the most "painful" works as getting to the location required me to wade through freezing waters and my dry suit had developed a few holes near my feet, leaving me to work the whole day with soaked, freezing feet. The reality though was I was in pure bliss, knowing just how rare these conditions were and how blessed I was to be at the right place at the right time to have this work come to life."

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 (71.1 MB)
  • This is a signed and limited edition digital creation.
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anJoani
2022/09/06

incredible!!!

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