The selkie is a mythological changeling from Scottish and Nordic folklore. Selkies are those with condemned souls. They are Fallen angels who spend their lives shape-shifting between humans and seals. Stories about selkies involve questions about love, life & death. Legends often feature tales of struggles between good & evil. These stories inspire us to protect the natural world. In this ambiguous sculpture, we are unsure whether the selkie is saving the man from drowning, making love to him, or dragging him to his death. The selkie’s calm, upright appearance represents stoic perseverance, determined strength & natural beauty. The man’s expression could be either passionate ecstasy or painful hopelessness. This interactive 3D sculpture can be downloaded and used in the metaverse or displayed in 3D galleries. It can also be viewed using AR mode – to place it inside your own environment. Inspired by the art of Edward Fuglø: http://www.edwardfuglo.com/2007.html
Morgan le Fay was an ambiguous character from the legend of King Arthur – wrongly perceived by the world as a jealous, power-hungry and cunning woman. In reality she was powerful, kind and intelligent.
Spong Woman is a sculpture that references and pays tribute to the very earliest examples of figurative sculpture in British culture. Based upon ‘Spong Man’ an Anglo Saxon artefact from the 5th century – the original figure had no gender-defining features – yet was named ‘Spong Man’.
This study of angst is dedicated to all the female sculptors and models who remain forgotten or undervalued. This digital sculpture is created in VR and then finessed, painted and textured by hand on iPad. This NFT is a GLB 3D object which can be added to metaverse galleries and can be viewed in AR applications.
Inspired by, and dedicated to 1970’s UK punk band, The Clash. This song is the epitome of punk and rebel rock. The words remind me of the fears I have for Cryptoart – can we avoid falling for the same traps that killed off the Punk and Rebel Rock movements?
Inspired by the painting “Mammon” by G. F. Watts . In 1880 he wrote, ‘Material prosperity has become our real god, but we are surprised to find that the worship of this visible deity does not make us happy.’ The original painting had the following subtitle; “Dedicated to his Worshippers” Watts apparently had plans to create a sculpture in London’s Hyde Park. He sadly never got to make this sculpture – so this digital bronze sculpture is in honour of him. Mammon is a brutish character who represents greed, and the spectre of filthy lucre. Surrounded by symbols of opulent wealth, he treads upon two crushed characters. These represent innocence and beauty – often hidden or bastardised by the drive to attain wealth. This model is also AR ready so can be easily placed into an AR scene.