NEWBERRY, SOUTH CAROLINA. (MAY 3, 2022) — The NFT Museum of Newberry, South Carolina today announced the release of Rosemaling I, a generative art token made in collaboration with artist Kristen Appplegate a.k.a. kmappleg8.
This generative art token was created as a collaboration between artist Kristen Applegate and the NFT Museum of Newberry, SC. The connection was made when NFT museum founder, Robert Matheson, made a presentation about NFTs to the Art + Design students of Lander University. Shortly afterward Kristen and the graduate students of Lander toured the #Cryptografik generative art exhibition. Kristen expressed interest in minting her custom cross-stitch designs as NFTs. She has since minted multiple “Saints & Martyrs” NFTs on Objkt and now her first generative art token on fxhash.
Over several weeks Kristen and Robert coded side-by-side to create this generative token titled “Rosemaling I”. The outputs are functional cross-stitch patterns that can be used to create IRL pieces of embroidered art.
“Kristen's innovative work on Rosemaling I introduces a compelling use case for NFTs as collectible cross-stitch patterns. This is the perhaps the first use of generative art to create functional cross-stitch patterns on the blockchain. This project also marks a historical moment for the NFT Museum. It's the first collaborative coding project to evolve from start to finish at our physical location with a local artist. We couldn't be more thrilled for Kristen and her collectors.” - Robert Matheson, Founder, NFT Museum of Newberry, SC
Each permutation of Rosemaling I is a unique non-fungible token minted on the Tezos blockchain. You can find it on fxhash: https://www.fxhash.xyz/u/NFTMuseumSC
About The Artist:
kmappleg8 is an artist and assistant professor in the Department of Art + Design at Lander University in Greenwood, SC. She is new to coding and generative art but not to digital design. She eagerly awaits the time when her coding skills will enable her to bring more complex ideas to fruition. When not in the classroom or in front of her laptop, she can be found making pretty good ceramic work and mediocre flower beds.
Rosemaling, or rose painting, is a decorative folk art that flourished in Norway in the 18th and 19th centuries when the Baroque and Rococo artistic styles of the upper class were introduced into Norway's rural culture. The stylized ornamentation is characterized by fantasy flowers, scrollwork, and flowing patterns. It initially adorned church walls, but I encountered it on common use items such as the bowls, stools, chairs, boxes, and trunks at my grandmother’s house. Although she herself was not a rosemaling artist, several other female relatives were accomplished in the technique.
The “Rosemaling I” series is a first experiment with making generative art using simple patterns for traditional rosemaling designs. Although typically associated with folk painting, the 3 compositions in this series are cross stitch patterns, with each glyph signifying a particular color of thread. Theoretically anyone could print one of the generative designs, purchase the corresponding 18 colors of thread, and create a cross stitch. However at 14 stitches per inch, the final product would be only about 3” x 3”. More complex things to come.
Explore more of kmapple8's generative artwork at: https://www.fxhash.xyz/u/kmappleg8
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