On Zama and Movie Inspirations

Written by
Sam Brukhman

On Zama and Movie Inspirations

Written by
Sam Brukhman

On Zama and Movie Inspirations

Written by
Sam Brukhman

They say that being in the jungle in the middle of nowhere is like being trapped in paradise. And while some wouldn’t mind a scenario like this, there are plenty of instances where things have gone historically south very quickly. Take the mysterious fictional movie Zama), where a Spanish magistrate slowly suffers insanity while being stuck in Paraguay, desperately trying to get out without any luck.

That's exactly what Okytomo’s debut Async artwork is taken from, and the name of the artwork is, you guessed it, Zama.

It's a direct artistic quote from the beautiful cinematography of Lucrecia Martel’s award-winning film. Okytomo, a self-trained cryptoartist, found much inspiration in one particular frame from the film depicting Paraguay’s beautiful natural scenery.

When you look at both pictures side-by-side you begin to see similarities, from the shape of the palm trees to the flowing river. The only difference is that Okytomo managed to put something much more sinister in his Async rendition.

At first glance, you don’t notice it. Your gaze gradually turns from the tops of green palm trees to the boxes and barrels below. And right there on the boulder that naturally rests near the bottles, a bloody hand.

At night, the viewer is suddenly greeted by a horde of zombies, one of which draws the bloody hand.

Zama consists of one master image that changes based on the time of day. The peaceful daytime layer is present when the sun is out. The scene transforms into a zombie ritual when it becomes dark. It's a spookily perfect addition to #AsyncHalloween contest happening now, not to mention a great story piece when showing your friends.

View it virtually inside Cryptovoxels!

Zama bidding starts at 3 ETH. This is Okytomo’s debut piece on Async Art and it's a steal at that price. If you like this artwork, make sure you vote for it on Async’s Halloween contest!

As we ponder Zama and the connections to a mainstream movie, we'd like to ask you:

What movie has given you artistic inspiration?

- Async Team