A digital collage of marble, metal, flesh and blood. Let’s fly around my Homo Ethereus model that combines two thousand years of human history and technological progress.
This artwork’s story started in ancient Rome about two millennia ago when a great sculptor created a marble statue of Germanicus. It must have been made to order for a Maecenas, an Art collector, a lover of human form and elegance.
As time passed it got beaten up a bit and before it found a place and protection in a museum it lost its member and a hand. Yet it was still in great enough shape to get a few plaster copies cast to be present in more museums like the Malopolski Museum in Krakow, Poland.
Scanned and restored, it became part of a collage that combined the ancient artwork with parts of a living and breathing being under a metallic skin minted onto the blockchain. To complete the cycle Homo Ethereus Germanicus is in my collection. Nonetheless, Germanicus is looking to change hands and find a reincarnated Maecenas – the digital art aficionado, collector of unique creations.
Today (May 14-16, 2021) it is in an NFT show “Poppy Field” (Поле Маків) in UNIT.kharkiv that aims to popularize crypto art.
Homo Ethereus Germanicus is available on OpenSea: