m3ta1-11

m3ta1-11

Brenda Maddocks
To commemorate Brenda Maddocks giving this mixed-media sculpture to the Verses team to exclusively mint as NFTs, we are minting 100 with her signature. Each of these is a reminder of the connection between collector, art, and artist. These 100 editions are the only Signature Editions of that m3ta1-11 will ever be made.
 
As the holder of this NFT, you will receive free airdrops of future cards based on the Foundation Edition this piece originates from.
 
You can play with this as a signed full art card in Verses games.
 
Artist Statement:
 
m3ta1-11 was a break through piece for me, as it was the first time I diverged from strictly found objects and used additive sculpting to incorporate an element which was important enough to the concept to bring forth from my imagination (the human skull with horns).
 
While working on this piece I was focusing on how to balance that which makes us human (empathy & compassion) against the need to trudge forward despite the ebbing and flowing of whatever is occurring within us as emotional beings. Emotional connections, while generally considered a good thing, when excessively hyper-focused on can become oppressive. This one reminds me of the need for the pendulum to swing the opposite direction, (those parts of us which function outside of or despite our fundamental connections or emotional wounds), before finding it’s center. I felt with this piece I had achieved an image which may be provocative to the viewer while still maintaining some ambiguity and room for others to fill it with their own stories.
 
Regardless of medium, the art that I love most draws me in with alluring appeal while simultaneously doing something to repel me. It is confusing and contradictory. I’m intrigued by dichotomies which mirror those found in people and our shared human condition. These things are infinitely complex and at the same time base and primal; depending on your perspective and how you need to see things they can be both, or one or neither. That is what this piece is about to me.
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m3ta1-11

m3ta1-11
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To commemorate Brenda Maddocks giving this mixed-media sculpture to the Verses team to exclusively mint as NFTs, we are minting 100 with her signature. Each of these is a reminder of the connection between collector, art, and artist. These 100 editions are the only Signature Editions of that m3ta1-11 will ever be made.
 
As the holder of this NFT, you will receive free airdrops of future cards based on the Foundation Edition this piece originates from.
 
You can play with this as a signed full art card in Verses games.
 
Artist Statement:
 
m3ta1-11 was a break through piece for me, as it was the first time I diverged from strictly found objects and used additive sculpting to incorporate an element which was important enough to the concept to bring forth from my imagination (the human skull with horns).
 
While working on this piece I was focusing on how to balance that which makes us human (empathy & compassion) against the need to trudge forward despite the ebbing and flowing of whatever is occurring within us as emotional beings. Emotional connections, while generally considered a good thing, when excessively hyper-focused on can become oppressive. This one reminds me of the need for the pendulum to swing the opposite direction, (those parts of us which function outside of or despite our fundamental connections or emotional wounds), before finding it’s center. I felt with this piece I had achieved an image which may be provocative to the viewer while still maintaining some ambiguity and room for others to fill it with their own stories.
 
Regardless of medium, the art that I love most draws me in with alluring appeal while simultaneously doing something to repel me. It is confusing and contradictory. I’m intrigued by dichotomies which mirror those found in people and our shared human condition. These things are infinitely complex and at the same time base and primal; depending on your perspective and how you need to see things they can be both, or one or neither. That is what this piece is about to me.
Brenda MaddocksEditions 88/100