For time to time we are graced in life with someone who is not only visually talented but also a pure and lovely soul. In the very short time that I knew Crypto Yuna she made a lasting impression on myself and clearly the rest of the crypto art community.
Hailing for the USA and being one of the few Crypto artists putting her face to her profile. Yuna gave great support and impact onto the BAE offering opinions on the state of crypto art and clearly being here for the art, fun and community. Working with crypto artists to create projects now left open ended. In a way perhaps she will now become a myth a shining light in a dark time for the community.
Being a classic crypto art gif artists Yuna was always careful to use non copyrighted imagery. Clearly having a care about how and what she placed onto platforms. In works like Keys Yuna shows us a deep understanding of how to make a visual sunning piece stating that it was a digital representation of a physical artwork she created. Perhaps someday we will get to see that physical artwork.
Before Yuna left us she told me in a DM on twitter that she was planning to bring new artists into the space. These artists where to be traditional painters she had asked for information about how to best explain the space to them. Basic questions like how to use meta mask etc. to which I responded with links to the videos on our youtube.
So many things left open we can only hope that one day she will return bringing with her the painters she spoke of. Let’s talk a bit about the rest of her work. In a very short time Yuna’s work went from simple gif versions of Africa influenced artwork to more complex Gif creations. Displaying a talent for moving image composition. In works like fashion forward simple changes like the juxtaposition of colours into negative and adding a moving circle. These simple inputs amounted to a visually creative and beautiful output.
The final work that Yuna added to our platform before her sudden vanishing act was tiger. This artwork is simple in its creation just an image of a tiger transformed into a painting, using some kind of image processor.
This is the part of the profile where I would normally pass it over to the artist. But im an fool and didn’t back up her answers that she sent on twitter and so like the woman herself they are gone.
Gone but never forgotten the collection of art she left us with will leave a lasting impression. Instead of the questions I will leave you with this my favorite artwork by Yuna “heads will Roll”. This work to me shows a lot of what this kind of artwork is all about; beautifully composed artwork maybe not totally original in the tools used to make it. Yet at the same time as a complete image like nothing that has ever existed before. A simple reflection of the time we live in nothing is totally new. How could it even be possible to create something totally new? Everything has been done and for the first time in history we are able to look back and see everything laid out before us. With those ingredients we can create totally new ways of seeing what has existed for ages.
But what of the money you ask? Well I’ve done some thinking and this is how it will work for all artists who ever decide to perform this particular magic trick; for 6 months the money from her sale will be held if she doesn’t return to reclaim it. We will put it into our DAO Pot after that if she comes back i will give it out of my own pocket.
to own her work head here : https://www.blockchainartexchange.co.uk/artists/cryptoyuna/
Hope you are all staying safe and have had as much fun reading this as I have writing it!