SANDWYRM DANCE _ STILLS
NFT SERIES / JUL.2021 / HICETNUNC
A speculative exercise inspired by the sandworms in Frank Herbert’s Dune series. On the planet of Arrakis, sandworms are shrouded in mystery because their history reveals the planet’s gory origin story.
They symbolise humans’ relation to creation and destruction of the natural world, and the true cost of this power. I thought they were a fitting metaphor for humanity’s current struggle a changing climate.
I decided to explore them first as drawings using markers and ink on paper, which I then played with digitally using Procreate. I imagined four distinct worlds in which the sandworms would live and how they’d interact with these new ecosystems.