The Art of LUCI
LUCI is Spratt’s most recent series, debuting on SuperRare in October 2021 and later auctioned at Christie’s. The series is a search for a feeling that is as ancient as it is futuristic—something true in us, regardless of time, period, or interpretation. It is a narrative about the rediscovery of our most ancient human values in a post-historic world.
LUCI is composed of digital paintings paired with written psalms, released as episodic pieces of an evolving story. The series has generated significant interest and financial success, with primary sales reaching $1.4 million and additional secondary volume of approximately $690,000. The highest single sale was for the piece VIII. Infinite Ceremony, which sold for $263,000.
Spratt’s artistic approach in LUCI blends traditional painting techniques with digital mediums, resulting in pieces that are rich in detail and depth. The visual elements in each piece, from the use of color and texture to the symbolic imagery, contribute to the unfolding narrative, creating a sense of tangibility and realism in the digital space.
The Skulls of Luci, a series of derivative paintings, extend the narrative of LUCI. These unique pieces, varying in color, texture, and symbology, were made as claimable gifts to those who placed an offer on Sam’s first three LUCI paintings. Each skull is woven into the story of Luci, inspired by the same ancient teachings and hominid origins, showcasing the power of digital art in storytelling.