Artwork featuring Georgia's Soviet-era Tskaltubo resort sanatorium becomes actor Jim Carrey's first NFT acquisition

Artists working on the photograph introduced digital vegetation to the interior of the abandoned sanatorium space, altered lighting and other elements, and added sound to produce the work. Screenshot via Jim Carrey on Twitter, 02 Jun 2022 - 16:34, Tbilisi,Georgia

A digital artwork piece that has been described as a "surreal collision between the past and future" with its image of a dilapidated Soviet-era sanatorium in western Georgia's once-famed Tskaltubo resort has become the first NFT piece obtained by popular actor Jim Carrey.

The Grammy-winning and Academy Award-nominated comedian and actor revealed on Twitter on Wednesday he had obtained Devotion, a piece in artist Ryan Koopmans' series The Wild Within, as his first non-fungible token piece.

In his tweet, Carrey thanked the artist for "gently capturing nature's exquisite and relentless reinvention" with the image.

Koopmans, a Canadian-Dutch creative, worked with Alice Wexell to introduce digital vegetation into a photograph of an interior of the abandoned sanatorium space, while also altering lighting and structure of the building. Erik Thome produced sound for the visual space, completing the multimedia piece reflecting the passage of time.