Art For a Cause NFT Drop
In late 2020, Sturec launched her Art For a Cause NFT Drop on the Makersplace marketplace. The collection featured three original artworks that aimed to bring awareness to mental health issues. The pieces, titled "Bipolar Disorder," "Psychosis - Schizophrenia," and "Major Depression," were colorful and geometric, using Adobe Illustrator and After Effects to bring their messages to life. Through her art, Sturec hoped to inspire others to find hope and positivity, even in the face of difficult challenges. The collection was a success, with 30% of the total sales being donated to the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to finding cures and solutions for mental health disorders.
"Bipolar Disorder" captures the cyclic mood changes of this condition through vibrant color and alternating environments. "Psychosis - Schizophrenia" highlights the disassociated thinking that is a common symptom of this disorder, using dynamic separation of form. "Major Depression" conveys the heavy, difficult-to-contain thoughts that often plague those living with this condition, through an abstracted out pour of thoughts animation.
The first piece in Sturec's Art For a Cause series is named "Major Depression." This animation illustrates the overwhelming feelings associated with major depression. Using abstract shapes and colors, the artist depicts the struggles and emotions that come with living with this mental health disorder. It is a meaningful and powerful representation of the experiences of those living with major depression and was sold for 2.2 Ethereum.
Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition characterized by extreme mood swings. The mood swings can range from manic episodes to periods of deep depression. In her art piece, "Bipolar Disorder," Sturec illustrates the cyclic nature of this condition through her own personal experience as a bipolar 1 patient. She uses vibrant colors, shapes and alternating environments to capture it. The piece is an animation made using Adobe Illustrator and Adobe After Effects. It also features Sturec's signature geometric fish logo symbol. Through this artwork, Sturec aims to raise awareness about the often misunderstood and stigmatized experience of living with bipolar disorder. She also hopes to offer support and understanding to those who are affected by it.
Sturec's artwork, "Psychosis - Schizophrenia," aims to portray the disassociated thinking that is often a symptom of schizophrenia. The piece is full of bright, geometric shapes and colors that symbolize the confusion and disconnection that someone with schizophrenia may experience. Sturec has used a distinctive color palette to express a sense of hope and positivity, with the goal of shedding light on this often-misunderstood and stigmatized mental health disorder.