Turning Scrap Wood into Works of Art

What is retired wood?  It’s like reclaimed wood, but better.  Retired wood is wood that has a long history of work behind it.  Maybe it was an old fence, or a barn, or the floor in the local pub.  It might be older than you or me.  It’s been around the block. Jaclyn Miller’s love…

Looking at the Stars with 2oby

“Technology’s relentless alienating march is the landscape to be explored,” reads 2oby’s Facebook profile. And true to his words, 2oby is exploring that landscape in a wide variety of ways. As an artist, he works in both traditional and digital media, examining themes like space travel, arcade games, and cryptocurrency. 2oby is also an author. His novel,…

Inside the Worlds of Manuel Guzman

In the worlds created by Manuel Guzman, there are robots walking on the streets and sea creatures swimming in the depths of the ocean. Gladiators fight dragons, and centaurs shoot arrows into the night sky. His work allows the viewer to experience colorful places outside of their comparatively mundane reality. Ever wondered how it would feel to swim alongside mermaids in the deep…

The Plantoid: A Chat with Primavera De Fillipi

Artist & researcher Primavera De Filippi has created a new species. It’s called the Plantoid, and it’s difficult to describe in a single sentence. At first glance, it’s a mechanical sculpture, but taking a closer look, mechanical creature (the term used on the Okhaos website) is a far more accurate description. The website also describes the…

The Hidden Paintings of Russell Rukin

At first glance, Russell Rukin is a portrait painter – an excellent portrait painter, in fact. In each of his works, he carefully captures the expression of the model, evoking different feelings within each painting. However, there’s often more to his work than meets the eye. No part of the canvas goes unused. In m1,…

Building a Better Future for Creators on the Blockchain

We envision nothing less than a comprehensive ownership layer for the internet as a registry for all media. – ascribe whitepaper “On the Internet, it’s difficult for creators of digital content to get compensated fairly for their work,” the ascribe whitepaper begins. In my own daily browsing, I see examples of this quite often. People…

Talking Pop Art & Bitcoin with Alex Vera

No matter what you paint, it means different things to different people. I like that. – Alex Vera Alex Vera‘s art career began with a reproduction of a painting of Mickey Mouse for a friend, and it’s since turned into gallery shows & an exhibit at Art Basel in Miami. “The funny thing that came out…

Kialara Brings Collaboration to the New Signature Series

“I would challenge artists: Ask not what Bitcoin can do for you. Ask what you can do for Bitcoin,” Max Mellenbruch told me. Mellenbruch himself is certainly taking that challenge to heart with his Kialara, a physical Bitcoin that doubles as an intricate & breathtaking art piece. First announced in a Reddit post last year, the Kialara immediately became…

The Importance of Documenting Bitcoin in Art

“Logos, like flags, are created to capture the allegiance of a community,” writes Ray Istre. “In my art, I contrast the Bitcoin logo with other historical forms of money, such as coins and paper money.” Ray Istre is an accomplished & prolific artist, with a background ranging from large scale murals to the first poster…

Bitcoin Brushstrokes: An Interview with Pierre Bourque

To me, art is passion. My passion. And my work is all about the pursuit of that passion. – Pierre Bourque Pierre Bourque is a politician, a NASCAR driver, a journalist, and an entrepreneur. He’s invented his own blend of coffee, and he created the first ever Canadian Bitcoin postage stamp. And somewhere in between…