Second Realm

Eric P. Rhodes, Artist


Art Practice

  • Fragments of the Unspoken

    “Fragments of the Unspoken” is a series that takes inspiration from snippets of Eric’s personal journals. For most of his life, he suffered with anxiety and depression silently. Creating art and journaling were his therapeutic outlets. These unspoken words where an outlet for him as he was unable to verbally express them to anyone at…

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  • Ephemeral Ephemera

    The ‘Ephemeral Ephemera’ series captures the fleeting nature of art and thoughts. Using sticky notes, which are typically seen as temporary, the series prompts us to reflect on the value of art. Is it the spark of an initial idea or the culmination in a finished product? These notes represent those brief, passing inspirations, akin…

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  • Ephemeral Echoes

    “Ephemeral Echoes” is a series of digital artworks where the artist takes photographs from their past and transforms them into abstract compositions. In this collection, memories are dissected and reimagined as intricate patterns of boxes and dots, pushing the images beyond recognition. Each artwork is a delicate dance of shadows and light, capturing the essence…

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  • Ephemeral Fauxtography

    Exploring the art of fauxtography, I utilize AI to intricately modify small elements in photographs I’ve taken with my iPhone over the years. I then use monochromatic tones to give the scenes a sense of allure while preserving their authentic, amateur charm. The fauxtographs place the viewer in an ephemeral world that never existed, making…

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  • Crypto Noir Portraits

    Crypto Noir Portraits pays homage to the visual style and atmosphere of classic noir, bit embraces the advancements of the digital age. Through the integration of modern visual styles and techniques, the series incorporates elements of cyberpunk, glitch art, AI, and futuristic aesthetics. This fusion of traditional and contemporary visual elements creates a captivating visual…

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  • Reflecting on the Pressures of Living in an Increasingly Digital World

    This series ultimately asks the viewer to reflect on pressures of living in an increasingly digital world where every interaction seems to be observed, reported, and catalogue for future use.

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  • Portraits of Crypto Heroes & Villains

    The Process These artworks by Eric follow the aesthetics of fragmented image pioneer, Chuck Close. He procedurally creates a detailed composition full of depth. Each recursive portrait is packed with thousands of generative concentric circle pixels that blend to convey a single image.

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  • The Genesis Years: 2019-2023

    Eric’s Genesis Years spanned from June 2019 to June 2023. These four years marked a period of intense exploration and innovation as an artist.

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  • Diamond Hearts 💎❤️

    Inspired by my Diamond-Handed Collectors 💎👋🏼

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  • In the Arms of an Angel

    ArmsOfAnAngel.eth You are the art! With every donation to ArmsOfAnAngel.eth, you actively shape the trajectory of the artwork. The immutable nature of these transactions adds a layer of significance, ensuring that your contribution will always be an integral part of the larger narrative. By uniting your resources and compassion, you become not only patrons of…

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