iterations. 3837 (timed edition generative series)
drop. Highlight.xyz as part of On Chain Summer with Base, August 2023 (Link)
relevant article 1. Is It Art? by Melissa Wiederrecht, Right Click Save
relevant article 2. “Crypto-Native” by Melissa Wiederrecht, project feature on the Highlight Blog
In “Crypto-Native,” the artist incites the viewer to contemplate hundreds of questions centering around the concept of value in art, from the perspective of a web3 crypto-native gen-artist in 2023. She lays bare the thoughts, worries, and sometimes outright strange things that a crypto artist thinks about on a daily basis - shedding light on some of the culture, values, and idiosyncrasies of the crypto-art and NFT movement. She also begs to know, as a crypto-artist: “is my art ‘real’ art?”, “who gets to decide that?”, and “what makes my art valuable… or not?”
There were a few interesting mechanics about the minting:
If someone minted more than one piece at once, all pieces in that batch have a matching color palette, font, and a few other matching traits as well.
If someone minted 159 at once (and 3 people did), they got one of every single question, in the same single-question style, and all in the same color palette and font.