Apple by Ragnhildur Weisshappel

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Apple by Ragnhildur Weisshappel

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Apple by Ragnhildur Weisshappel
The nature of what is and what becomes into form through nature elements.

Apple is a sculpture made by Ragnhildur Weisshappel at her workshop located in Svarfaðardalur, Iceland.

The sound of biting into the resilient surface of an apple triggers a pleasurable tantalising sensation in my brain, and what follows is drizzle of juice sliding to the sides of the mouth and waking up the glands. I was eating an apple one day until I stopped and observed its shape. The new shape of the apple was created by my bites; the void shaped the new mass. Both parts of the apple exist on some level and together they create a whole. Without one the other could not exist. The work is about how time shapes everything that exists in the mind, and when looking at traces of what has passed, truth can be found. The time that hasn’t passed is speculations and possibilities. But both parts exist, creating the whole and I’m steadily eating my way.

Ragnhildur Weisshappel studied art in Iceland and France. She works in all mediums and uses them as a tool to translate from one thing to another. Weather is translated into melody, humanity into poetry, stories into sculpture. For Ragnhildur, art is chameleon skin that she uses to adapt to all situations, and for her art is also about walking around with a magnifying glass and reading things, translating between and communicating across. Ragnhildur lives and works in Svarfaðardalur, Iceland.

What's DAB ART?

DAB Art is Digital Asset Backed Art, and it represents a traditional art form backed with a unique digital art form minted on OpenSea. In this specific case the digital art to back the sculpture Apple is a NFT signed by the artist.

What's a Dutch Auction?

In a Dutch auction, an item is offered at a set maximum price, which is incrementally lowered until a bid is made. Whoever places the first bid wins the auction.

The term “Dutch auction” stems from the auction style used in 17th century Holland's tulip markets. The bulbs were wildly popular, and the marketplace for them had been chaotic. The exchange decided that the best way to sell the tulip bulbs was to do it quickly in as few bids as possible. 

** In this drop, price gets a refresh every sunday **