“LAKE GARDA… WABISABI IN ITALY.” – AsyncArt Platform
(WABI-SABI SERIES N.5 – Single Programmable Edition)

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• WANT TO TEST THE ARTWORK?

If you are interested in this NFT Digital Artwork, you can test and play around with the Master by triggering changes to the states of the Layers (3 Layers + 16 States = 150 possible combinations) on the interactive sample here below or by going to this link:
https://async-explorer.herokuapp.com/test/canvasID=60561a85209b050012548a89


• ARTWORK DESCRIPTION:

This artwork is kind of a consequence of the time I spent in Japan during the previous years and of my learning about their culture and the WabiSabi aesthetic principles so dear to the Japanese way of life.

Once I got back to Italy I decided to apply these concepts to the beauty of my country and selected Lake Garda as one of the possible options. I spent about 2 weeks going around the lake, waking up very early in the morning to try to catch the right light, the right atmosphere, the fog and the nature waking up to the new day and took about 1000 photographs. Then, to create the NFT digital artwork I spent another 3 weeks putting together, combining and “fusing” these images into a series of possible combinations which not only had to look natural, but, most importantly, had to always reflect what I was looking at and the atmosphere of one of the most beautiful locations in Italy.

I had a lot of fun creating this artwork, but the intricacy, clarity and smoothness of the combinations was no joke. Perspective, depth of field, main subjects, secondary subjects and backgrounds all had to be thought and imagined during the shooting, much before getting to the editing (which was no joke either).

I sincerely hope this can be seen in the final artwork. This NFT digital artwork is composed of 1 Master, 3 Layers and 16 states which can be triggered from the Layers to change the Master in 150 possible combinations. It is n.5 in the “WabiSabi” NFT Collection.


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WHAT DOES WABI-SABI MEAN?

WABI: Beauty in simplicity.
Wabi is the austere beauty found in simple, even stark, things. The concept emerged as part of the tea ceremony in the 15th century. Over time it moved beyond physical objects like simple tea implements to merge with Zen and become a life philosophy based on rejecting anything showy or wasteful. Wabi can also be enjoyed in observing the changing seasons while reflecting on the impermanence of things.

SABI: Beauty in decay.
Sabi is the beauty of things that are old and in a state of decay. For example, one might see Sabi in the worn grain of the polished wood of the corridors in an old Japanese house; an old statue of the Buddha, the gold lacquer peeled off to reveal the bare wood beneath; or moss covered rocks in the garden.

Wabi-Sabi (侘寂?) represents a comprehensive Japanese world view or aesthetic centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. It is a concept derived from the Buddhist teaching of the three marks of existence (三法印 sanbōin?), specifically impermanence (無常 mujō?), the other two being suffering (苦 ku?) and emptiness or absence of self-nature (空 kū?).

Characteristics of the Wabi-Sabi aesthetic include asperity (roughness or irregularity), simplicity, economy, austerity, modesty, intimacy, and appreciation of the ingenuous integrity of natural objects and processes.


FOREGROUND LAYER DESCRIPTION:

Lake Garda, Italy (part of the WABI-SABI series). A series of elements extrapolated from my photography taken around Lake Garda in Italy during the autumn season. I spent about 2 weeks waking up very early in the morning to get the fog, the atmosphere and nature waking up to the new day. It is important to understand that every element in each layer/state comes from one of the original photographs (about 1000) that I took on the same location (Lake Garda, Italy).

I wanted everything to be in harmony. This is essential, because all the parts of this NFT artwork are relevant to the same location and not “abstract” insertions from unrelated photos or from some other material “picked up” on the internet. All what you see comes from my own photography. This layer has 6 States which can be changed by the owner of the layer.


MIDDLEGROUND LAYER DESCRIPTION:

Lake Garda, Italy (part of the WABI-SABI series). A series of elements extrapolated from my photography taken around Lake Garda in Italy during the autumn season. I spent about 2 weeks waking up very early in the morning to get the fog, the atmosphere and nature waking up to the new day. It is important to understand that every element in each layer/state comes from one of the original photographs (about 1000) that I took on the same location (Lake Garda, Italy).

I wanted everything to be in harmony. This is essential, because all the parts of this NFT artwork are relevant to the same location and not “abstract” insertions from unrelated photos or from some other material “picked up” on the internet. All what you see comes from my own photography. This layer has 5 States which can be changed by the owner of the layer.


BACKGROUND LAYER DESCRIPTION:

Lake Garda, Italy (part of the WABI-SABI series). A series of elements extrapolated from my photography taken around Lake Garda in Italy during the autumn season. I spent about 2 weeks waking up very early in the morning to get the fog, the atmosphere and nature waking up to the new day. It is important to understand that every element in each layer/state comes from one of the original photographs (about 1000) that I took on the same location (Lake Garda, Italy).

I wanted everything to be in harmony. This is essential, because all the parts of this NFT artwork are relevant to the same location and not “abstract” insertions from unrelated photos or from some other material “picked up” on the internet. All what you see comes from my own photography. This layer has 5 States which can be changed by the owner of the layer.


HERE ALL THE 150 POSSIBLE COMBINATIONS