Karina Harper 2022
cast bronze filigree with patina
20″ x 18″ x 1″ 23lbs
Exhibition: The Sigils of Helstrom, New Orleans: May 2022
Sold! at $2,500
This artwork will be recast and priced at $5,000.
Fine Art for Sale: $5,000
Abstract concept art with a unique story
Wall hanging or pedestal display
*NFT coming soon… Please contact if interested
Your eyes flutter open. . Darkness slowly gives way to a dim soft light. The world feels distant and dreamy. The surreal slowly begins to focus on your only sensation: sight. Now that you see, you understand: this is a color: a soft, hazy blue. Like the sky. It invites you to soar to the heavens in a vision of peace and ecstasy. Your mind is murky but this color offers clarity. You lie still for a thousand lifetimes, or maybe a single breath. The color takes you on a journey through the vastness of space and time to the edge of infinity. And, then, you realize that infinity is encircled by every horizon on every planet. This planet. But what planet are you on? You were lost, but you are finding yourself again. Unbidden, these words gently caress the edge of your mind: Haint Blue. These words are important. You blink. A zesty, tree bark smell tickles your nose. You have the vague suspicion that you have been asleep for a very long time, yet you feel as if you laid down in this very spot just moments ago. If only you could remember. .
what do you do?
In the Deep South, nestled in the undulating valleys sheltered by the Crescent Ridge, grows an ancient family of trees, wise and compassionate. Here the LifeSongs are tuned to the vibrations of the Dance of Āsā and all the creatures that take refuge in Her Path.
Āsāvana is the great forest refuge that marks the beginning and the end of The Great Migration. It is here that the Great Matron tree Āsā opened Herself to become the first Sanctuary of the then uninhabitable planet of Helstrom.
That was many, many epochs ago. Now the Dance of Āsā brings life to all corners of the planet, and many great Sanctuaries and Shrines have been seeded along The Path.
Karina “Kitten” Harper is a mixed media fine artist that specializes in casting bronze filigree. Through object symbology she references forms, shapes and words that are already familiar and reinvents them to ask new questions about what they mean in modern day society.
This artwork is a part of the creative storytelling collection titled The Sigils of Helstrom. These symbols represent the different factions of the Helstrom Universe played through the WEIRDrpg: an immersive gaming metaverse based on the folk traditions and legendary creatures and characters of cultures all around the world. Since 2013 Ms. Harper has been collaborating with other artists, scholars, and scientists to bring the the future of meta gaming to life, and tell an allegory of our world’s diverse ethnic cultures. What unites us in common purpose, and what separates us as unique?
Learn more at www.WEIRDrpg.com
This artwork ships worldwide from New Orleans, USA