Artworks are available to own as NFTs on OpenSea in the Natural , Fauvism and Fire collections. Those without prices are open to offers. Please let me know if you would like to own something that isn’t on OpenSea and I will add it.
Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) allow me to offer my digital artwork for sale as single 1/1 editions such that only one person can own at a time. That person can keep or subsequently sell the NFT. All transactions and the resultant provenance are verifiable via blockchain.
For artists, NFTs provide a way to trace a digital asset back to themselves as the creator. For me, I like the idea that NFTs allow the digital artworks to exist beyond my lifetime.
NFTs are purchased for one or more reasons:
- Patronage – To help the artist and provide a form of sponsorship
- Collection – To be displayed in print form, electronically or for ‘bragging rights’
- Investment – In the hope that the investment will increase in value
- Admiration – For the love of the artwork
Owning a 1/1 edition of a digital artwork can be compared to owning the only existing physical print of an artwork. It provides a non-exclusive and non-transferable license to use, copy and display the creative artwork underlying the NFT for personal use*.
“A buyer purchases the provenance of the work not just the physical file. That provenance travels from artist to the buyer and can be shown by them to the world as a badge of their identity, their taste and what they represent”
I have set up each NFT to provide unlock access to a very high resolution 10800×7200 file that’s unlocked for the current owner. This provides high quality printing up to 24″x36″ at 300dpi or for poster prints. Read about image quality and accessing files forever.
NFTs and the associated Ethereum currency have been implicated in climate change controversy. Read about the steps I have taken to mitigate these concerns while also significantly reducing NFT buying costs.
* The buyer doesn’t gain rights to use the content for commercial purposes and doesn’t acquire any intellectual property rights in the artwork. The original artist of the artwork does not give up the copyright.