Artist’s Statement: Okay, I was definitely feeling myself during these moments. Whether wearing a new article of clothing, or just feeling a vibe, or just a moment of self-love, I put together a collage of these alluring moments. No matter the post, no matter the filter, no matter the slight edits. It is the raw truth: though I am disabled, I am indeed sexy.
Image Description: A digital collage of four variously sized self-portraits of a Black nonbinary person facing the camera. Three of the self-portraits are shown in portrait or vertical mode; one is shown in landscape or horizontal mode. The artist reclines in the horizontal image and is shown seated in the vertical images. Three of the photographs are color and one is black and white. The photographs are intermingled with abstract images, a semi-colon, a bullseye, the words “RESPECTFULLY SEXY AS I AM,” the words “Hello there – ” in typeface, and other imagery, each with various types of highlights and lighting, styles, and hues. The artist’s owl-rabbit glyph brand signature is featured in dark pink in the lower right, as part of the horizontal photo; the artist’s name is written in cursive in the middle of the collage adjacent to the semi-colon and within one of the vertical photos. “CJOAT” is shown in upper to middle left; a “no NFT” symbol is in upper right corner.
Artist’s Statement: A swirling portal steals your senses replacing them with the polygons of overwhelming life-filled experiences. I thought I would give a sci-fi yet disorienting feel to this piece. This piece feels like it should be on a Yu-Gi-Oh card, and yet, it is not. Though, it gives a sense of powerful travel and dissociation in some way.
Image Description: Digital art image with a blue, green, and golden yellow color palette featuring translucent boxes with red, yellow, and blue outlines, all seemingly floating throughout the background. The artist’s owl-rabbit glyph brand signature is shown in light blue in the lower right; the artist’s name is written in cursive in the middle left, surrounded by green. “CJOAT” is shown in upper left; a “no NFT” symbol is in middle right.
Artist’s Statement: This started off as a self-indulgent doodle within the pages of my digital sketchbook, though, it soon ended up being a well adored piece of mine. From the eye-lashes to the pointative and questioning gaze, it quite literally puts the viewer in a trance of mystical intimidation. Though I’m sure the person who has these alluring eyes would be asking, “What are you eye-boggling at?”
Image Description: Digital sketch of a partially opened eye in fuchsia, magenta, pink, and light to dark rose hues with flashes of white, pink, and dark rose orbs in blurry star-like ellipses appearing throughout the image. The artist’s owl-rabbit glyph brand signature is featured in dark pink-red in the lower left corner; the artist’s name is written, in a similarly pink-red hue, in cursive in the lower right. “CJOAT” is shown in middle right; a “no NFT” symbol is in upper left corner.
About the Artist
Sam Wise is a Black, Multi-disabled, Neurodivergent, Spoonie artist, who identifies as a nonbinary person (or enby, if you prefer). Sam’s glyph brand signature is a combination of an owl and a rabbit.