A timeless bridge between 2 artists from the 16th Century and yours truly from the 21st. Frans Huys, a Belgian illustrator (1522-1562), made beautiful illustrations of grotesque masks from Flemish sculptor Floris Cornelis de Vriendt, printed to provide stone carvers and others with interesting faces to adorn buildings. The Rijks Museum made beautiful high resolution scans of these and let them in public domain, which I took, cleaned deeply, and added my surreal magic, then uploading them straight to contemporary crypto art: here it stands, floating in the digital void, outside of time.
This collaboration of 3 European Artists over 5 centuries makes me ponder a lot about time, culture and tools.
The original series are made of 18 illustrated masks, 6 of them make the first jænized batch and are visible on my Instagram: https://instagram.com/jaen.art