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Sudan Omdurman Brown dust, hot air Broken system, broken roads Sweet sandalwood incense rising in smoke Ladies wrapped in every color and every pattern Morning milk tea with cookies out under the mango tree Hopeful graffiti of revolution on every street wall A thousand guests, a million cups of coffee The two Niles converging at one point Mixing, sorting, moving on North I will leave for my home soon But I won't forget Omdurman Sudan

This piece was made while I was visiting Sudan and during the time I started meetings to build a school using the charity money collected from all the amazing collectors of Sudfah. I was inspired by the contrast between the ubiquitous dirt and broken system of Sudan and the beautiful colorful culture and people. The colorful forms represent to me both the long flowy garments of the ladies and the smoke and aromas rising from the unique incense and perfumes of Sudan.

25% of the proceeds will be donated toward building a school for an underdeveloped community in Sudan.

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Melissa Wiederrecht

Melissa Wiederrecht (1988-) is a Generative Artist from America, living and working in Saudi Arabia. She chose generative art as her career after earning an MS in Computer Science in 2014. Having been fascinated by code-generated art for more than 20 years, Melissa continuously pushes the boundaries of generative art as a medium, both technically and aesthetically. She is an Artblocks Curated artist and released “Sudfah” on Artblocks Curated in June 2022. She then released a playground drop “Sandaliya” in October 2022, and she has released several collections on fxhash (including “Take Wing”, “Zbageti”, “Solitude”, “Orbs”, and others). Prior to joining the NFT world, Melissa worked for several years on generative Surface Pattern Design, creating dozens of collections of seamless patterns to be digitally printed on surfaces of products. Melissa was influenced in her practice by Jared Tarbell and Tyler Hobbs, many traditional abstract artists, and Islamic art and culture. Her work tends to center on the theme of the paradoxes between order vs. chaos, intention vs. accident, and control vs. randomness. Her work is often colorful and creatively combines blurs, textures, and linework. In recent work, her primary tools of choice are p5.js and GLSL fragment shaders. Her work has been featured on 1stDibs as part of the exhibition “Coded Elegance” curated by Sarah Mayohas, on verse.works as part of “Arithmetic Phenomena” curated by Ronan Tanchum, and in dekabinett in Berlin as part of “In Touch”, curated by Anika Meier and organized by VerticalCryptoArt. She has also done an fx(collab) project with Amber Vittoria called “In Due Time”.

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Oct 17, 2022, 5:00 PM UTC

25% of the proceeds will be donated toward building a school for an underdeveloped community in Sudan.

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