English Lake Dreams

Light and Landscapes of the Lake District

Welcome to English Lake Dreams, a thematic collection of authenticated digital artworks on the blockchain.

After an almost two-year hiatus mostly due to pandemic-related travel restrictions, in late September/early October 2021, I ventured to the English Lake District in hopes of capturing photographic source material for a new thematic collection of giant AI-augmented landscape images. These Dreamscapes represent the fruits of that photo expedition during which I was treated to phenomenal displays of light, colour, and atmosphere. English Lake Dreams is my attempt to convey the power, the beauty, and the feeling of this special part of the world. If you have been to the Lake District, I hope these artworks bring back fond memories. If you have not, I hope they compel you to visit this spectacular region and experience its splendour for yourself.

PLEDGE: 10% of all art sales will go to the Lake District Foundation, the organization through which the Lake District National Park receives donations.

Fragmented Memories of Grasmere

(image file: 8K)

For this artwork, my customized version of Google's DeepDream AI software was applied to three different scenes shot from the same hillside at different elevations. I gave each of the three scenes a unique "dreaming" style. Therefore, every square is from only one of three scenes and is dreamed in only one of three styles. The reason the composition holds together in a comprehensible way is because the three scenes were all shot from locations relatively close to each other in both time and space and pointing in roughly the same direction. However, there is enough variety to advance the core idea behind the piece, which is that our memories are never perfect and we tend to remember only fragments of our experiences.

Edition of 1:  15.0Ξ (24hr reserve auction)

(available for bidding on KnownOrigin; unlocks full resolution 236-megapixel image file w/ non-commercial license to print and 180sec/4K/60fps video file w/ original score by Kevin Barnard)

Fragmented Memories of Grasmere

(video loop: 180sec/4K/60fps; original music © Kevin Barnard)

Unlockable Content

(available via purchase of NFT above)

Latrigg Fell Dreamscape

(video loop: 60sec/HD/60fps)

Edition of 5: 5.0Ξ (Stepped sale w/ 1.0Ξ increments)

(available for purchase on KnownOrigin; unlocks full resolution 350-megapixel image file w/ non-commercial license to print and 60sec/4K/60fps video file)

Loughrigg Fell 4 Dreamscape

(video loop: 60sec/HD/60fps)

Edition of 5: 5.0Ξ (Stepped sale w/ 1.0Ξ increments)

(available for purchase on KnownOrigin; unlocks full resolution 208-megapixel image file w/ non-commercial license to print and 60sec/4K/60fps video file)

Loughrigg Fell 6 Dreamscape

(video loop: 60sec/HD/60fps)

Edition of 5: 5.0Ξ (Stepped sale w/ 1.0Ξ increments)

(available for purchase on KnownOrigin; unlocks full resolution 355-megapixel image file w/ non-commercial license to print and 60sec/4K/60fps video file)

Place Fell 1 Dreamscape

(video loop: 60sec/HD/60fps)

Edition of 5: 5.0Ξ (Stepped sale w/ 1.0Ξ increments)

(available for purchase on KnownOrigin; unlocks full resolution 251-megapixel image file w/ non-commercial license to print and 60sec/4K/60fps video file)

Place Fell 3 Dreamscape

(video loop: 60sec/HD/60fps)

Edition of 5: 5.0Ξ (Stepped sale w/ 1.0Ξ increments)

(available for purchase on KnownOrigin; unlocks full resolution 357-megapixel image file w/ non-commercial license to print and 60sec/4K/60fps video file)

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English Lake Dreamscape Details

Virtual Art Glass Sculptures

(see details below)

Loughrigg Fell 5 Intersecting Planes

(interactive 3D art object)

Edition of 15: 1.0Ξ (Buy now price)

(available for purchase on KnownOrigin)

Loughrigg Fell 7 Quintet Cube

(interactive 3D art object)

Edition of 15: 1.0Ξ (Buy now price)

(available for purchase on KnownOrigin)

Place Fell 2 Triangle Triptych

(interactive 3D art object)

Edition of 15: 1.0Ξ (Buy now price)

(available for purchase on KnownOrigin)

Illustration courtesy of James Michael Mahoney

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