1) A look at SELF TRANSCENDING, my signature VideoPainting now on auction as part of @Sothebys "Natively Digital: A Curated NFT Sale"

This is a vision of the Self as a Strange Loop – a narrative that reiterates itself into infinity.
2) Every new Self informs the next, and it’s up to us to establish harmony within the chaos.

I see this as an evolution of the themes and motifs I have been working with for the past decade. It conveys broad techno-mystical experience as well as personal ascension.
3) The work is inspired by a personal revelation I had when reading about the “wood wide web."

I was struck by a vision of the Internet as the extension of the human nervous system, and the human nervous system as an extension of the mycelial networks of the natural world.
4) As I see it, we’re living in a very potent time in human history, where we’re redefining our notions of humanity as we merge with our technology. This can often be strange and uncomfortable, and societal growing pains are not uncommon.
5) A more zoomed out perspective allows us to see how we’re extending beyond ourselves, bursting through our borders of separation to connect with each other, like nodes in a network.
6) The natural impulse to weave into an interdependent organism requires us to recalibrate the scale with which we view ourselves.

When we engage with the Internet– our Ancient form of Future technology– we get glimpses of how we fit into this fractal reality.
7) For the past decade, I've been creating art in dialogue with the Internet. I beam my broadcasts into the ether to illuminate this massive step we’re taking as a civilization.

I am putting on a show for you – making shadow puppets on the wall of our collective cave.
8) SELF TRANSCENDING connects directly to the very 1st VideoPainting I minted – ASTRAL ANTENNA. (In the collection of fellow "Natively Digital" artist @MattKaneArtist)

After over 2 years in the crypto art space, it's time to reflect on where we've been to see where we're going.
9) Thank you for coming on this journey with me. I look forward to scaling further holy mountains with you.

The auction of SELF TRANSCENDING at @Sothebys ends June 10 at 10:43AM ET.


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