A total work of art, a sumptuous aesthetic journey, a complete artistic creation which, through prodigious efforts, embraces visuals, experience and performance. 

These are the ideals at the heart of the Gesamtkunstwerk. 

Naomi Martin
 

Self-Soverign
 "Self Sovereign", from my genesis collection on KnownOrigin, tells the story of how I became a cryptoartist from being on Clubhouse. If you have ever seen my IRL work, you might wonder how my post-NFT work relates to it, because it is so different. 
 
Photo by Amruta Patil 

This image by Amruta Patil is from "The Broken Heart Repair Shop". I had one + wondered why there wasn't a place to get help. There is a shop for everything eles but!, including a car repair shop, which this is based on. As Nurse Candy I sat down with everyone who wanted to share their story. They shared their deepest woes + at the end I wrote a prescription of how to recover.

Photo by Mido Lee Productions
"Self-Voyeur" is a behind the scenes perspective on an Instagram influencer. This body of work explores the monetization + promotion of the image of self-an individual’s obsession with her own image, responding to the societal obsession with the image of other.
Photo by Mido Lee Productions
My installations are immersive. The intention is that the audience is within the space, like being behind the scenes, IN the scene of a film set.
It All Started Here
In Clubhouse, I listened to @CryptoSteveWand @RyanCrucible and @irvinxyz speak on the ethos of the space. I read all the white papers. I realized that my work on the blockchain would be forever.
My Art Studio in the Metaverse 

I knew then that I could only put work on the blockchain that represented permanence. My work would be about my dreams, my imagination + how I see the world. So the work you see is what I hope to be, not what I am, nor what I was.

Me, 2023, by Michelle Pattee

 

My kid. Literally the best person I know.


 

sketch for a residency submission that illustrates my Site-Responsive practice
(click image for best view)

 

I’m an artist focusing on process oriented, narrative based Site-Responsive projects that are a fusion of Environmental, Digital, Performance and Installation Art. I graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design at 51 after raising my son as a single mom. At SCAD, for the first time in my life, I learned to have an artistic practice. I was allowed complete freedom in the development of my projects, and, crucially, I was required to research and to document my process. This lead to the development of an artistic practice that dwells outside the scope of traditional disciplines. My works incorporate the use of multiple mediums built upon a foundation of site-responsiveness, storytelling and process. I always ask:  How can I best convey the concept of this work? incorporate multiple layers of meaning? which medium/s? Since graduation, I have continuously created, honing my process and practice and devoting my life to building my oeuvre under challenging circumstances. 


 



 



 

 
life as a Medieval naturalist



 magical

 

dreaming of a life as a 19th c. naturalist


 

 Nature is my best friend, my companion, my soulmate, my twin flame

 I love birds so much


 

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? Mary Oliver

 Just hung Room with a View sculpture

A Site-Responsive, Site-Specific work, Sebastopol, CA

My art practice has multiple dimensions: I am a process oriented, narrative based artist focusing on Installation, Performance, Environmental and Virtual projects. Process is the foundation of my work, while narrative maintains the through line. I am medium agnostic, which allows me to use the mode of expression, materials and processes that best embrace the storyline.

I have spent the last 2 years focusing on building my virtual practice. In the next several years, I will be consciously working on integrating and fusing the various mediums into large scale environments that incorporate all facets of my practice.

 A Room with a View


final project from my artist residency in Sebastopol, CA

stripes + lines

Between Dimensions
on Async Art


 

A Royal Flush

String Theory

Footprints in the Sand

It Took So Long

Robbie being interviewed at Malibu Pier this afternoon by KNX News

So now you better stop and rebuild all your ruinsFor peace and trust can win the day despite of all you're losin'

 

Jeanne d'Arc by Albert Lynch
In His strength, I will dare and dare and dare until I die.

 


 BREAKTHROUGH


 

being loved changes your life

 thinking of you again this day

all of you, whose dreams were lost, broken hearts left behind

for you, I live my dreams

for it was you who showed me how

 

here's to you

(AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)


 Re-examine all you have been told in school or church or in any book, and dismiss whatever insults your own soul…

~ Walt Whitman, from the preface to Leaves of Grass – 1855

Dear Sun, Thank you.  2020 Still shot by Badir McCleary from drone performance 
 
This work is from a series called, "Earth, Air, Fire, Water, Aether" Each drone performance focuses on one of the elements of Nature. Badir and I have completed "Earth", "Fire" and "Water"  in the series so far. 

"Dear Sun, Thank You" focuses on the healing power of the sun and is the element of Fire. I have lived with the debilitating effects of Lyme Disease since 1991. When I moved to Los Angeles from the East Coast, my suffering eased from being in the warm, dry and sunny climate.

These works would not be possible without Badir's talented filmmaking. During lockdown, I was looking for ways to transcend the boundaries of the stay at home order. Badir's drone work from the BLM protests inspired my idea of drone performances. We are equal artists on this project
 

 


 

 "We cannot have a society in which, if two people wish to communicate, the only way that can happen is if it's financed by a third person who wishes to manipulate them." 

Jaron Lanier

All I want for you my son, is to be satisfied
 

Happy 30th Birthday to my favorite person in the world
I love you Buddy



So proud of you and all you've become
You're a one-of-kind human being

 

 Jaron Lanier


    Still from as yet untitled project with drone filmmaker Badir McCleary 


 


 

lunch in Topanga 

 

Just love her so much


 Every isms and every theory should be studied, but they can only be viewed as hypothesis, not dogmatic credo; they can only be viewed as a source of reference, not as rules of religion; they can only be viewed as inspiring tools, not as absolute truth that halts any further critical thinkings. Only in this way can people cultivate creative intelligence, become able to solve specific problems, and emancipate from the superstition of abstract words.

Hu Shih

Evoke a playful boldness that makes even angels swoon

Martin Shaw

 to become a warrior of the elite class in ancient Ireland, you have to learn to dance on the tip of a spear

Martin Shaw

 Something happens when we give ourselves utterly to the turbulent luminosity of the universe

Courting the Wild Twin, Martin Shaw

Godcloud x Monica Seggos

It's been a privilege to collaborate with such a multitalented artist and amazing person.       Congratulations Godcloud!

 

 The trouble with her was she had never really been born

Carl Jung 

The Goddesses of ETH
my genesis collection on AsyncArt 
dropping tomorrow at
11:11
see links in sidebar

 

the goddesses of ETH are:
Circ(ETH)
Aphrodit(ETH) 
Persephon(ETH)
Discord
(ETH)os
A(ETH)ena


 

 so exhausted 

I love my eye doctor. He got a new machine and I asked him to show me the images he took 

aren't the beautiful?

travel talisman gifted to me by the cabdriver on 
Cape Cod.
 It doesn't matter that it's religious and I'm not. I feel protected. 
Cali here I come. 
Can't wait to be home again. 

 

exhausted

 Specialization tends to shut off the wide-band tuning searches and thus to preclude further discovery (Buckminster Fuller)

this is how mindblowing it is-like two galaxies colliding (via NASA)



 

I love eureka moments. Holy cow. The possibilities.

mindblowing is an understatement

Brainstorming
Happy to Watch the Dust Settle
 Living the Dream



 

 today I paid for something with my art

it was an amazing experience, thank you for valuing my work

The Kiss of the Butterfly, 2022 

Collage on Digital Photograph, Animated

The butterfly has emerged from the chrysalis, 

and the kiss of the butterfly awakens the reborn Venus floating among the waves.


Text and the figure are inextricably entwined. 

There are so many words that can harm one’s experience of being in their own body, 

sometimes lasting for a lifetime. 


Loving words are a balm to the soul, like the kiss of a butterfly. 

Still from The Kiss of the Butterfly
 

 

Wealth is going to flow into my life, 
and it's going to enable me to execute all of my projects 
without ever again worrying about having to be distracted 
by having to make money.
Everything I've accomplished so far has been done without it. 
Wait until you see what I can do with it
photos of me by my friend John Ferris Robben, video by me 

The Stain, 2022
Enough is Un Oeuf 
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now on OpenSea
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Dropping an NFT (un)inspired by Marcel Duchamp Urinal
Read about this project on Medium



 

 I was asked for the three most important things I am looking for in a relationship

Here they are:

eros cannot live without philia...  Philia is the relaxation in the
presence of the beloved which accepts the other's being as being; it
is simply liking to be with the other, liking to rest with the other,
liking the rhythm of the walk, the voice, the whole being of the
other...Philia does not require that we do anything for the beloved
except accept him, be with him, and enjoy him.  Rollo May
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Had I the heavens’ embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams. 
WB Yeats
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Love is knowing the words that can kill,
But never using them

 

 My genesis NFT collection on Known Origin dropped today!

Clubhouse! It All Started Here 

Everyone has moved on to Twitter Spaces, but I will always be Clubhouse class of 2021. The Mod is sharing some Alpha, while everyone is lounging around at home on their phones, checking out who is in the room. I wouldn't be here in the NFT space without Clubhouse. Thanks everyone!

My Art Studio in the Metaverse 
 
Welcome to my studio! Make yourself at home! :)
 
Self Sovereign
 
The Metaverse is where I am building my own world, where I exist in beauty, 
making art as a self-sovereign being. 
Welcome.