"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 finishing touches on "Fractured ♂" as the … (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 finishing touches on "Fractured ♂" as the stunning winter landscape is revealed.

"Every time I set out to attempt a new piece I can never anticipate what I will find or experience. This specific piece was very special as I had been attempting to create a piece on the ice float you can see just adjacent to the location I ended up choosing and due to the warm weather on that day, the float was melting at a rate that there was no way the charcoal and earth I use as pigment would stay visible. I pondered packing my materials to try another attempt the following day, however I realised the spot I had been standing on had huge potential, the location was attached to an islet that was linked to a larger ice mass that had frozen just the right amount in order to access the spot. With literally only 4 hours left until sunset I began this piece anticipating it would be a failure. I knew access to the islet as well as the current ice formation could be gone within a day so I set out to attempt the piece within this very short window. The beauty of the location was in the many broken fragments separating from the larger mass of ice as if they had just ruptured and broken off from a chaotic event. The somber male portrait ended up fitting absolutely perfectly as the cheek bone matched the curved contour of the ice on the right side. After entering into a deep flow state and not flying my drone at all to see if what I was doing was even successful, I went absolutely nuts when I flew my drone with minutes to spare before sunset, finding the portrait working beautifully in context to the environment and overall composition. I had not fully tied this series to the current events in Ukraine, however after returning home and showing my wife the footage she pointed out that the ice formation around the portrait had an oddly familiar silhouette to that of the shape of Ukraine. Although not a perfect match by any means, these kind of unplanned occurrences are certainly bizarre and as an artist it beckons me to consider what wants to be spoken through the art, rather than orchestrating my own plans and intentions."

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.


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Comments

Cinthia Ponce
2022/08/12

wooowwww

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Such a great piece!

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EsquireNYC
2022/08/04

What an intense piece!

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Made my day to discover this piece! Stunning.

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Glen Allison
2022/08/02

Absolutely amazing.

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Madolf D
2022/08/01

Marvellous!🤩

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wow great!

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Matt Reid
2022/04/26

Incredible

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David Popa
(creator)
2022/05/02

Thanks Matt!

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This is sooo cool. Love it. @nanimalisimo congratulations on collecting this.

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