.Growing up, we tend to forget to enjoy life and everything it has to offer. We begin to feel overwhelmed by all the problems we find along our way without even stopping for a minute to take a look around. What would happen if we would really do that? Well, maybe, we would find pieces of ourselves that we lost during our journey, pieces that we don’t even realize were gone.
But some of us are still taking the time to create their own universe and protect the one we live in. No matter how much the technology develops, they will always have the future of art and imagination in their hands. Yes, I’m talking about all the nowadays artists who we should be really thankful for. They guide us through reality, through dreams and darkness, they pave our way towards light into a world of shadows. They are gifted, they’re special, each one in his own exquisite way.
Recently, I stumbled across an amazing portfolio which got me thinking a lot about how natural-born talent looks like. The answer came pretty quickly just because I was looking at Eliana Bogdan and her amazing artworks. If you wanna see how to make a bold statement and how to express your true self, both at the same time, take a look! She created more than just art. Her masterpieces are ready for you to discover, but prepare to be blown away. No more disclosures, let’s dive into the world of fashion and digital art!
Who is Eliana Bogdan?
As a part of the Discovering Local series, this article is about Eliana, a Romanian 3D artist whose work was really appreciated by the digital specialists at an international level. As you might have guessed before, she paid a big interest in fashion industry, more specifically, in designing different lines of clothing that cannot interfere with the natural order nor can harm the environment. Always truthful to herself, she thought about her roots way before thinking about financial gain. And this is, of course, the first reason why she is so different from others. You might not get the idea just yet, but let me tell you a little about her work and later on, you’ll understand it completely!
Why fashion and what does this have to do with digital space?
Have you ever heard of “The Virtual Fashion” project? Well, yeah, the concept might seem familiar, especially when we first talked about Tammy Lovin and her collections. But this is something else. While Tammy’s clothing was more colorful, vivid and playful, Eliana chose to recreate her digital illustration designs as wearable patterns. Oh, and the biggest difference between them? Eliana’s artworks are only available as digital unique pieces. Therefore, no harm done for nature, no matter if you like natural fur or plastic details.
This decision wasn’t randomly made and that’s a little secret I found out while scrolling through her personal account (which yes, I will give to you in the following). Feeling a way deeper connection with the environment than many of us do, she found the perfect way in which technology and nature intertwine. This is why we now have the possibility to own some fashion collectibles without feeling guilty of maybe being part in the Earth pollution process.
“Purple Fur Vest”
by Eliana Bogdan
Classy design, the perfect purple tone and some fancy details are the things that will make you lose your mind about this must-have. I know I did. Right now I somehow wish to feel that silky fur on my fingertips because look how perfect it is! Letting aside my personal thoughts, this is the safest way to own such piece, given the fact that most fashion brands use natural fur and the companies that produce them play an important role in Earth’s decay.
‘Go green’ is not only a matter of say, but an actual fact that can now be done easily, by engaging ourselves in this type of purchases. The clothes can be acquired using real money, as for avoiding the unnecessary problems caused by the use of cryptocurrency. And the prices are way more than affordable. So, small prices, fine art, distinguished pattern, what else could you wish for?
And, if you didn’t know this by now, her store is basically the first European market for Digital Fashion entirely launched by an artist who takes in consideration both her customers’ needs and what the effects over nature are.
Fast forward, I laid my eyes on a pretty sweet design that was even chosen for one of her T-shirts, still available on her official website.
“Pandemic Icon #2”
as part of “Pandemic Icon” series
by Eliana Bogdan
‘One small tweet for Elon, one giant bull run for mankind’
It is funny sometimes how a single phrase can affect people’s actions and influence the crypto market. Elon Musk, as a strong supporter of DOGE coin, managed to change some investors’ vision about this cryptocurrency simply by choosing to invest in it and to make it public.
This series was in fact Eliana’s first wearable NFT Collection, especially created as a tribute for the pandemic situation that conquered the world for quite some time. Among other great names, Elon Musk was considered one of the most influential figures during that period. And him having a “doge” on a leash really points out the control he was allowed to have over its roadmap. There are many more interesting pieces to be seen, each one having its own “deeper meaning” behind it. It is really nice to get to know how different artists can see some things. And, of course, the way they choose to express their thoughts through art.
as part of “Escaping Matrix” NFT Collection
by Eliana Bogdan
Turning back to the fashion part of the story, I have some NFT Collectibles to share with you. Designed as animated versions of special clothing, this line was entirely created using only black and neon green tones. As the Matrix original colors, this combination underlines the technology vibe of the whole collection.
‘Have you ever had a dream, that you seemed so sure it was real?‘ If your answer was yes, and I know it was, this is your chance to make it real. There are three parts of this series – Déjà Vu, Escaper and Dreamer – only ten editions minted for each one of the patterns. Which one will be yours? If you didn’t decide yet, no worries, there’s still time! But keep in mind that Matrix fanatics will be the first to enjoy these non-fungible tokens for sure! So, the competition is real.
The NFT original version is clearly more breathtaking than any image could show. But I will not spoil all the fun by displaying it here. Take a look and let me know what you think!
As promised, I will leave here the official accounts of Eliana Bogdan, making sure that you have the necessary tools to spend a little too much time swiping through her portfolio: