Welcome to the home of Azurine Art!
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I’m Matto (AKA Azurine), welcome!
Howdy. I’m an artist, born in an analog world and matured in a digital one, who studied physics and film, mythology and geology, who got a BS and an MFA, who has shown their professional creative work in venues around the world, who didn’t die that one time, who’s had a dozen different careers, and who finally decided to share their alternative work with the world.
Sharing wasn’t enough though; I wanted to create something bigger. So I started this project: one piece powered by Ethereum smart contracts; one piece leveraging the IPFS decentralized file system and other decentralized cloud storage networks (and Github repositories for easy user access); and finally one piece unique to me…me. I call it AZART, which is also the ticker symbol of my Ethereum smart contract. My goal is to see AZART grow with me as I grow as an artist, my entire life. By dedicating my time and energy to create my work and vowing to only sell it through non-fungible tokens, I will build something special. And with the incredible opportunity that digital tools and the Ethereum network provide, I know I will succeed.
I hope you like my art. I hope you like how I’m going about this. I hope you like supporting artists, and I hope you like seeing investments you make appreciate in value. I’m going to do my best to help you out on that last front, by continuing to make AZART NFTs that represent unique artwork and by gaining more and more exposure. My prices will go up as I continue making work, and my work will continue to be desired, bought, sold, and traded, forever…
Yeah. You see, I never liked being small, so I built something that’ll be huge. Scroll down to see some examples of my art, info about how I categorize it on this site, a link to my very own private gallery in the Cyptovoxels metaverse, and finally at the very bottom, my personal selection for the featured art of the month.
Thanks for visiting! Tweet me @AzurineArt or @Matto_Rocks and tell me what you think!
PS: The ‘About’ page has more info about me (including my exhibition history, awards, and grants) and more info about this project (including a primer for beginners and technical details for the more savvy).
Website Categories & Navigation
All my published AZART can be seen on the All AZART page, but you can also browse by different taxonomies in the main menu: Series, Media, or Spirit.
I usually make work in series, most of which have self-explanatory names, at least after you see the work alongside the name. Some series may appear light on content, but that might only be because more are yet to be published. Want to know what my plans are? Tweet me @AzurineArt.
I’m an artist who uses a lot of different media for my work. I was a professional photographer, videographer, filmmaker, animator, special effects editor, programmer, writer, designer, producer, printer, welder, carpenter, (and more) at various times over my life, and as of this year, I’m only 1/333 the way through it.
Instead of using the term ‘genre,’ to lump together work of similar theme, I use ‘Spirit” and reference certain Greek Gods due to their associations. While some of the gods and goddesses I use are well known, some aren’t.
All 'Spirits' and Description
Aletheia – Truth. Sense of genuine or purity of process.
Aphrodite – Beauty. Glory in the aesthetic.
Apollo – Music and poetry.
Chronos – Time. Illustrative of temporal change.
Dionysus – Enjoyment. Sensual pleasures.
Eros – Passion. Sexuality, Love, Intensity, Life.
Hephaestus* – Metalwork. (*none yet published)
Hermes* – Writing / Travel. (*none yet published)
Momus – Mockery. Poking fun at absurdities.
Oneiroi – Fantasy. The realm of the imagination and the unconscious.
Phanes – Duality. Two sides of the same essence.
Phrike* – Fear. Unnatural and uncanny. (*none yet published)
Terpsichore – Movement. Physical motion of bodies, usually human.
Thanatos – Mortality. Referencing the inevitability of death.
Azurine Art is on exhibition in the Neda Falls Gallery
You can visit the Neda Falls Gallery in Cryptovoxels (Cryptovoxels.com/about), for free, from almost any device with a web-browser! Walk through the animated waterfall and explore a selection of Azurine’s Art, but first make sure you sign the guestbook to enter the monthly drawing for a free AZART NFT!
While you’re visiting the gallery, check out the roof and wade in the water! Maybe admire the view of Helios, too. And if you feel bold, hit ‘F’ and you’ll start to fly. Past the ‘Matto’ tower, you’ll find the Peristylium sculpture garden, and M. Lorrox’s Reading Portals.
If you take a selfie of your avatar in front of your favorite AZART, tag me on twitter @AzurineArt! I’d love to LOVE the heck out of it!