Recenty I have been focusing on tokenizing some of my digital artwork, including digital drawings, digital collages and animated GIFs. There are a couple of reasons why I am doing this, one is that the pieces can be traded as crypto art limited-edition collectibles. The other reason for me to record these pieces on the blockchain is to create a register of the work and improve provenance.
So what is Rare Digital Art?
Rare digital art, aka crypto art, is limited-edition collectible art cryptographically registered with a token on the blockchain. Blockchain technology allows unique, provably-scarce tokens to be held and securely traded from one collector to another.
One of the platforms that I trade rare digital art on is SuperRare. The site provides a marketplace in which to sell crypto art that has been tokenized on the Ethereum blockchain. There are other platforms on which to sell unique digital creations, including KnownOrigin.io, rareart.io and MakersPlace and DADA.nyc
SuperRare is a platform to issue, collect, and trade rare digital art backed by non-fungible tokens on the Ethereum blockchain.
Morris See's all
I use a combination of traditional drawing methods and digital layering to create many of my digital pieces. 'Morris Sees All' is an animated GIF digital collage created using my own photographs, and a digitally adapted ink drawing. I created the original drawing of the eye for Doug Karr's novel Dwelling, which is why the title of the piece refers to a character from the book called Morris. The ink drawings and photographs were digitally cropped and layered to create an animated gif.
In this digital creation Morris sees all through his peephole!
'Morris Sees All' -2018
The piece Morris Sees All was recently exhibited in SuperRare's gallery at the October 2018
@ethstatus #cryptolife hackathon in Prague.
A good article to read about blockchain and provenance is Why Use Blockchain Provenance For Art? by Jason Bailey.