Red Apple, Seyahatnâme. Constantinople, Ottoman Empire, 1630s.

Evliya Çelebi was a 17th-century Ottoman traveler who wrote a ten-volume travelogue, Seyahatnâme. Red Apple uses AI to reinterpret Çelebi’s writing on Hagia Sophia, Istanbul’s first imperial mosque.

“an image of Mother Meryem (the Virgin Mary), holding in her hand a carbuncle as big as a pigeons egg, by the blaze of which the mosque was lighted every night. This carbuncle was also removed in the birthnight of the Prophet, to Kizil Almà (Rome), which received its name (Red Apple) from thence.”

Joelle McTigue

I’m an artist living in and exploring the Mediterranean. My work encapsulates the idea of historical and cultural shifts by mathematically altering source material.

My work is a part of the Rubell Family Collection, The John Paul Getty III-founded Siena Art Institute Library Collection, and the inaugural NFT Biennial.

NFT Magazine Interview with Joelle McTigue
NFT Magazine Interview with Joelle McTigue
Culture3: From botanics to blockchain — how Joelle McTigue became one of web3's most established artists
Article in Culture3:
From botanics to blockchain — how Joelle McTigue became one of web3’s most established artists
NFT Now - 20 Caribbean Creators Sharing Their Cultural Traditions on the Blockchain
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20 Caribbean Creators Sharing Their Cultural Traditions on the Blockchain

Exhibitions & News

NFT Magazine Interview with Joelle McTigue
NFT Magazine Interview with Joelle McTigue
Artists Village at NFT NYC 2024
Artists Village at NFT NYC 2024
Silent Videos for Musicians Embassy in the Video Edition Pavilion, The Wrong Biennale
Silent Videos for Musicians Embassy in the Video Edition Pavilion, The Wrong Biennale
Loop in Residence Artist in The Media Under Dystopia WISPer Edition: A Public XR Metaverse
Loop in Residence Artist in The Media Under Dystopia WISPer Edition: A Public XR Metaverse
Banque Populaire Caisse d'Epargne x Artpoint, Paris, France
Banque Populaire Caisse d'Epargne x Artpoint, Paris
o-mee Launch Exhibition at W1 Cuurates
o-mee Launch Exhibition at W1 Cuurates
La Banque Postale Asset Management and Tocqueville Finance x Artpoint
La Banque Postale Asset Management and Tocqueville Finance x Artpoint, Paris
Barrière x Artpoint, Paris
From Hunger to Hope
From Hunger to Hope with Bored Ape Ventures and Compassion International
Ubisoft x Artpoint, Paris
NFT NYC 2023
NFT NYC 2023 Artist Community Showcase
The Boca Raton NFT Museum
The Boca Raton, partnered with Lynn University's NFT Museum
NFT Biennial
NFT Biennial: Istanbul, LA, Bogota, London, Brussels, Amsterdam, Tokyo, & Berlin
SHILLR Mobile Gallery During Art Basel Miami
SHILLR Mobile Gallery during Art Basel Miami
Loop Art Critique
Loop Art Critique Residency and As Real As Real Exhibition
dalbin
Collaboration with Dalbin, Paris
INTERSECT Art + Blockchain Meetup during NFT London at ICA
INTERSECT Art + Blockchain at the ICA during NFT London
ArtCrush Project in Ghent, Belgium
Utopin Dystopa in Kochi, India
Featured Creator Drop on 1stDibs
Featured Creator on 1stDibs during NFT NYC
NFT NYC: The 2022 "Diversity Of NFTs" Art Collection
NFT NYC: The 2022 "Diversity Of NFTs" Art Collection
NFTBerlin
NFTBerlin The New Gestalt
Paris BlockchainWeek
Featured Artist on Kalart during Paris NFT Day
Miami NFT Con
NFT Con Into the Metaverse
Cooltzine Vol 2 during Photo London
Cooltzine Vol.2, in Belgrade, Sofia, and Stour Space during Photo London
Art on Paper New York
Art on Paper during Armory
Ooga Booga #2 at 356 S. Mission Road with ForYourArt and Biblioteca Alumnos47, Artists’ Books and Cookies, Los Angeles, CA
Ooga Booga #2 at 356 S. Mission Road with ForYourArt and Biblioteca Alumnos47
Photo LA
Photo LA
Brighton Photo Fringe
Brighton Photo Fringe
PhotoIreland
PhotoIreland
Bridge Art Fair, A Map of the World, New York, NY
Bridge Art Fair during Armory

Work in the Collection of

rubell family collection
Rubell Family Collection
siena art institute collection
The John Paul Getty III Founded Siena Art Institute Library Collection
NFT NYC
NFT NYC

Recent Press

Yellow Tulip, Seyahatnâme. Constantinople, Ottoman Empire, 1630s.

The yellow tulip symbolizes hope and new beginnings.

Evliya Çelebi was a 17th-century Ottoman traveler who wrote a ten-volume travelogue, Seyahatnâme. The volumes detail his travels throughout the Ottoman Empire and beyond. The Evliya Çelebi’s Travelogues series uses AI to recreate passages from his travels.

He describes the Ottoman court’s vast gardens as “Delightful as the garden of Irem, planted with twenty thousand cypresses, planes, weeping-willows, thuyas, pines, and box-trees, and among them many hundred thousands of fruit trees, forming an aviary and tulip-parterre, which to this day may be compared to the garden of the Genii (Jin).”

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