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Art by Nils Dougan
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Infinitely Divisible - 2022

Blockchain technology offers a unique solution to an interesting paradox: how can you build trust when you don’t know the other party’s intention? More deeply embedded in that question is: how can you know that the information you have is true? NFTs offer a way to publicly verify and create coherence about identity and ownership. Blurring the lines between illusion and the material makes for fascinating art and creates the opportunity for endless exploration in the way of alternate and virtual reality. But an anchor is needed when matters of distinction require separation. NFTs are bridging the gap created by the opposing forces of digital infinity and authenticity. These tools make it possible to envision a future where everything becomes tokenized and trading your car title or verifying the supply chain of the coffee you buy is as easy as scanning a QR code. My series, Infinitely Divisible, explores the utility and promise of this technology and the implications of bringing it into physical space.

In my previous series I began using a computer controlled laser to create relief sculptures inspired by mathematical expressions. By using wood as a medium, a balanced tension occurred between mechanical and organic, between technology and biology. A tension I now push further with the introduction of permanent digital identifiers on physical objects. A unique NFT is generated for each piece and the token identifier is permanently laser etched into the work of art. In this way the NFT makes each piece one-of-a-kind, acts as a secured letter of provenance, and allows for immediate, world-wide proof of ownership. With one foot on the ground and the other in digital space, this series walks the new boundary of reality created by decentralized global consensus.

Ergo:

Coming soon.

Ethereum:

Coming soon.

Cardano:

Coming soon.