Founding Artist Edition: Petra Cortright ✿
An ethereal video NFT of blooming flowers, created as an open edition especially for Gemma, and for you. Mint it now.
In our first Founding Artist Edition, Petra Cortright has conjured a magical patch of glowing pink flowers that seem to spring up just for you. Functioning as both a recorded experience and a landscape painting, Flowers For Gemma is now available to mint on Zora Network.
“I read somewhere that a vase of cut flowers is considered one of the first human luxuries, since it served no practical day-to-day survival purpose other than just being beautiful. It’s the same kind of thing with art. Beauty is very important for the human spirit and the human psyche. Even though beauty doesn’t literally keep us alive, it makes life worth living, in a way.”
— Petra Cortright
Petra Cortright’s core practice is the creation and distribution of digital and physical images using consumer or corporate software. She became renowned for making self-portrait videos that use her computer’s webcam and default effects tools.
Cortright lives and works in Altadena, CA. Her artworks are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art (New York), The Péréz Museum (Miami), The Bass Museum (Miami), Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Hammer Museum (Los Angeles), Moderna Museet (Stockholm), MOTI (Breda) in collaboration with Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), MCA Chicago, Kadist Foundation (San Francisco), BAMPFA (Berkeley, CA), the San Jose Museum of Art (San Jose, CA), Rhizome’s Net Art Anthology, and MOCA Los Angeles.
Gemma is an emerging community co-inhabited by artists, curators, and contributors with a shared vision for how culture can shape our future. This summer Gemma is releasing weekly open editions from our Founding Artists. Subscribe and follow us on Instagram and Twitter to be notified about new drops.