Norma De Saint Picman – Intermedia GesamtkunstwerkNFT Artist, Director Noravision Gallery, Noravisionsdecentralized Art Investments | Noravision Gallery, Noravisiondecentralized Art InvestmentsGatherVerse2023-07-07T01:29:30-07:00
Norma De Saint Picman is an NFT artist creating intermedia Gesamtkunstwerk, blending painting, sculpture and digital media.
She bridges classical & contemporary Art through sustainable projects linked with cultural heritage.
Presenting “The Garden of Eden” in Mirna, Bogensperk and Vaduz Castles digital twins as part of Noravisionsolarmetaverse. She is also a founder and CEO of Noravision Gallery and Noravisiondecentralized Arts Investments company.
Norma De Saint Picman is a’ Franco Slovenian artist who has created a project called Noravisionsolar, which aims to address the problem of waste and environmental harm caused by the production and disposal of solar panels.
These panels contain toxic materials such as lead and cadmium, and most of them end up in landfills because recycling is more expensive than the economic value of the materials.
 De Saint Picman’s project seeks to extend the lifespan of solar panels and to recycle them creatively, for example by turning them into works of art. As part of this project, De Saint Picman has painted solar panels using a variety of techniques, including acrylic paints and the principles of plein air and impressionism. She has also collaborated with a solar panel manufacturer Bisol in Slovenia to create physical artworks on solar panels, which she has then protected with a special varnish. These artworks can be installed in public spaces such as subway, tunnels and airports, and have the potential to create revenue for artists, gallerists, auction houses, and curators through the Noravision Decentralised Arts ecosystem. De Saint Picman has also worked with Suncontract’s CEO, Gregor Novak,
 and a solar panel Blockchain Lady, installed in the company’s new business premises used is created using sandblasting techniques. Finally, De Saint Picman has used photographs taken by her friend, the Venetian artist and designer Ana Maria Reque, as inspiration for her paintings on solar panels, which depict the motifs of Venice and address the issue of climate change.
From 2018 up to now, she has painted sixty panels, and presented them internationally in exhibition series, such as Contemporary Venice , 2019, Luce dell Eterno 2020, Artes Dei, Metamorphoses – The Worlds of Change , 2021, Noravisionsolar The Garden of Eden2021, Between Night and Day, 2022. Noravisionsolar project expanded further into Noravisionsolarmetaverse with different presentations in virtual galleries and NFT.
Currently Noravisionsolarmetaverse The Garden of Eden exhibition of paintings on solar panels is exposed in Bogensperk Castle, Slovenia. The physical part of the presentation, featuring oil paintings on solar panels, as well as a unique performative event, has taken place on May 31, 2023.
The event began with an introductory part in the external parc and atrium of the castle, featuring the Salve Regina choir and a speech by the Knights of St. George from Carinthia. It has transitioned gradually to the interior part, with an organ sound intervention and a viewing of the artist’s latest opus, Noravisionsolar, which includes the central presentation of oil paintings on solar panels, partly graphics, and sculptures from previous periods, in dialogue with the permanent castle exhibitions of two border rooms: Valvasor’s book of graphics from the Theatrum Mortis Humanae Tripartitum cycle and the adjacent hunting room with a bear, as well as parallels with botanical still lifes by Marija Auersperg Attems and installation in a lovely outside floral park.
Norma De Saint Picman is an artist who constantly merges boundaries between diverse media and expressive manners to attain a Gesamtkunstwerk result mixing the oldest and the most advanced technologies and expressions, always tuned with her personal message, incorporating historical elements and architectural settings.
Her present Exhibition in Bogenšperk is considering a Castle in a holistic manner, with the opening performance starting from the entrance Gate, mounting a hill towards the atrium, and finally expanding several rooms in the second floor in content juxtaposition dialogues to the old library with an organ, Theatrum Mortis, little saloon with a portrait of Prince and Princess from Liechtenstein, and a roaring bear, with the current exhibition in three rooms.
Besides that, her ancient cycle of polyester sculptures Priestesses is exposed in the lovely flowered garden terrasse near Castle. Noravisionsolarmetaverse – The Garden of Eden is a sustainable project involving the painting of decommissioned solar panels, thus “upcycling” the waste object itself and adhering to the principles of the circular economy.
The project utilizes both traditional oil and mixed painting techniques, with applications of gold and silver imitations. The project envisions the integration of painted modules into larger public spaces such as airports, tunnels, and subways on the one hand (static model), and the organization of public auctions and broader involvement of other artists, as well as experts and the general public, on the other.
A more detailed presentation of the project can be found on the website https://noravision.eu/2021/09/21/noravisionsolar/, including research by The International Renewable Energy Agency. The NORAVISIONSOLAR cycle has been a work in progress for several years, with sixty panels realized out of the planned one hundred.
The sustainable idea of connecting the circular principle of “upcycling” discarded solar panels is also linked to raising awareness about concentrated sources of solar energy and the creation of larger production centers, as can be seen in the case of Hilti in Liechtenstein.
Historically and thematically, Noravisionsolar represents a homage to plein-air painting in classical oil technique with an impressionistic and expressive gestural approach combined with thick and transparent layers but also a bridge to the latest technologies and trends.
The paintings are created within the framework of classical artistic approaches, depicting blooming or urban landscapes, vistas, marinas, floral still lifes, and portraits, capturing ephemeral light changes, the transience of spring flowers, blooming trees, autumn leaves, reflections of light on the sea, mirrored reflections of palaces, nocturnal views of Venice and the flooded San Marco, Christmas in Ljubljana, reflections in the Ljubljanica River, or in the form of portraits incorporating documentary photographic sources of historical memory – Prince Nikolaus and Princess Margarethe von und zu Liechenstein, Darko Brlek, Milan Kranjc, Giuseppe Belluardo, Adrian Berengo, a double portrait with Daret Stojan, Queen Elizabeth in her youth, Ksenija and Rado Hribar, David Michigan as Jesus with Doubting Thomas, and Valvasor himself using expressive and impressionistic brushstrokes with emphasized gestures.
The series of Dialogues with Valvasor, which envisions conceptual artistic interventions in that direction, is being entered. The historical element is adopted and transformed, as well as the working method in an expressive and impressionistic approach with bold and swift strokes.
Noravisionsolarmetaverse unveils the boundaries between the visible and the invisible, the real and the imaginary, connecting classical and contemporary, tradition and futurism, Eros and Thanatos, with the burgeoning life force of the moment and transformation into unearthly light and the unknown when we again revolve in the circle of Theatrum Mortis Humanae Tripartitum and fly over centuries of virtual portals in time capsules. The moment of transience, as preserved by the blooming bouquets botanical still lifes by Marija Auersperg Attems, is recorded by Norma with passion but also with a fear of the ultimate and transitory, which dictates swift strokes, gesture, and the vehemence of lines that soften and connect in the final image.
Noravisionsolarmetaverse The Garden of Eden. Valvasor Dialogues and The Glory of the Duchy of Carniola. Hommage à Agnes Sorel and other interlacements of personal and historical stories are linking our past and future, old and contemporary technics, and sustainable approach with a vision to make visits to people and Art to the general public more accessible.
Norma De Saint Picman. an intermedia Gesamtkunstwerk NFT artist is taking us on a voyage in the past and future with her sustainable approach to expose a series of paintings on the solar panels ceramic and polyester sculptures in Castles Digital twin galleries. Linking personal stories and Cultural heritage. Salve Regina. the Coral sang by Knights and the image of Virgin with a child. Hope and Light towards graphics from the Theatrum Mortis Humanae Tripartitum cycle.
Besides the most recent painting series t some past surrealist graphics from the Paris period are exposed to accentuate a parallel between old graphic studio production presented in the other tower of the Castle. Prints from the early periods of intaglio printing, etchings, and a bronze portrait of Norma’s youngest son, Aron, intertwine with Valvasor’s mission, as well as with thick yellow bishop’s staffs in front of the ruins of Izlake Castle, a place of Valvasor’s childhood.
The “copyright” right of publishing such an important book as Slava Vojvodine Kranjske had to be confirmed by the Pope himself with a seal; the authorship of the graphics and the NFT collection of digital collages presented at the end of the exhibition is confirmed with a specially customized smart contract. Sustainable vision is further expanded by creating a Castle digital twin Gallery, aligned also with European directives for the digitalization of national heritage, with the possibility of presenting a current exhibition as well as permanent collections, in a Digital Twin Gallery, therefore titled Noravisionsolarmetaverse.
Shortly after marrying Anna Rosina Grafenweger in 1672. Valvasor acquired the castle of Bogenšperk/Wagensberg near Litija (Littai) where he arranged a writing. drawing and printing workshop. Valvasor spent a fortune on the publishing of his books; towards the end of his life. his debts forced him to sell Bogenšperk Castle. Valvasor was a pioneer of study of karst phenomena.
Upon the proposal of Edmond Halley who was not only an astronomer but also a geophysicist. his extensive treatise on the hydrology of the intermittent Lake Cerknica won him a Fellowship of The Royal Society in London. His most important work remains. The monumental The Glory of the Duchy of Carniola. Original title: Die Ehre deß Herzogthums Crain. Slava vojvodine Kranjske in Slovenian. Published 1689 in 15 tomes. Some of the graphics are also used in digital NFT collages of artist Norma De Saint Picman.
I would like to talk and present the last exhibition and a concept of Noravisionsolarmetaverse, a phygital exhibition of paintings on solar panels in a classical environment of Cultural heritage monument Bogensperk castle, opening performance, installation Priestesses in the floral parc and some scenes from the Metaverse construction on the Spatial platfrom, whre we are moving inside of thescans of Castle rooms.
Cultural heritage and personal stories interwoven… Noravisionsolarmetaverse unveils the boundaries between the visible and the invisible, the real and the imaginary, connecting classical and contemporary, tradition and futurism, Eros and Thanatos, with the burgeoning life force of the moment and transformation into unearthly light and the unknown when we again revolve in the circle of Theatrum Mortis Humanae Tripartitum and fly over centuries of virtual portals in time capsules.