NFT

Mammon

2021-2022

About

Inspired by the painting "Mammon" by G. F. Watts . In 1880 he wrote, 'Material prosperity has become our real god, but we are surprised to find that the worship of this visible deity does not make us happy.' The original painting had the following subtitle; "Dedicated to his Worshippers" Watts apparently had plans to create a sculpture in London's Hyde Park. He sadly never got to make this sculpture - so this digital bronze sculpture is in honour of him. Mammon is a brutish character who represents greed, and the spectre of filthy lucre. Surrounded by symbols of opulent wealth, he treads upon two crushed characters. These represent innocence and beauty - often hidden or bastardised by the drive to attain wealth. This model is also AR ready so can be easily placed into an AR scene.
Token
1stDibs.2
Token ID
61
Token Metadata
IPFS
Contract Address
0x86fc…2406
Edition
1/1
Medium
GLB 3D Model
Dimensions
variable
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Artwork CID: QmSvL6VsPp8hmnx34jsj3YUCgq2dRfCMP6TZPeuhQTTNE2
Token Metadata CID: Qmci2Vy4rfC29eNLhJ4BrJraJL2N4gc4jt5cYUFYQXPuk9

History

Exhibition Notes

Inspired by the painting Mammon by G. F. Watts . In 1880 he wrote, 'Material prosperity has become our real god, but we are surprised to find that the worship of this visible deity does not make us happy.'

The original painting had the following subtitle; "Dedicated to his Worshippers" Watts apparently had plans to create a sculpture in London's Hyde Park. He sadly never got to make this sculpture - so this digital bronze sculpture is in honour of him.

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Mammon is a brutish character who represents greed, and the spectre of filthy lucre. Surrounded by symbols of opulent wealth, he treads upon two crushed characters. These represent innocence and beauty - often hidden or bastardised by the drive to attain wealth.

This 3D model is also AR ready so can be placed into an AR scene.

Views of sculpture in 3D viewer

Angie Taylor is a traditionally-trained sculptor who has worked as a digital artist since the 1980's. Her current creative process begins in VR where she models 3D characters and scenes. These are hand-painted and textured on iPad before being rendered in desktop 3D software. Her work explores themes of identity, isolation & otherness - often championing life's misfits and highlighting the struggles faced by them. Her highly-distinctive style is hard to pin down but has been described by some as Punk-Expressionism - a unique mix of punk art, naive art, pop art & expressionistic aesthetics and themes.