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Flares by FAR
Now that the Quantum Cats are out of the bag…here’s a sneak peak at what’s coming next from FAR, the artist behind Taproot Wizards. In conjunction with Outland, FLARES—a collection of 512 on-chain generative pieces by FAR — will launch on Gamma next Tuesday, February 13th.
Read more about the collection on Outland’s blog:
Artist and architect FAR (Francisco Alarcon) explores virtual space with a project that points to code’s physical limitations, while locating potential in its mutability.
BTC Checks by Jack Butcher
Want to come home to Bitcoin but don't know where to start? We supported Jack Butcher’s launch of the slickest, easiest-to-understand onboarding flow for ETH users to come to BTC. Plus, One Check holders may have an early Ordinal inscription in their future.
So far, over 1200 new collectors have been onboarded onto Bitcoin. Check out the link below!
Patchwork Perspectives: Collage Art
By Carole Levy
What does collage even mean?
The word “collage” comes from the French “coller”, which means “to glue or stick together”. But collage entails much more than just gluing pieces together — it gives the patched painting a new twist. Fragments of meaning from external references collide with the plane surface, like a thoughtful rebrand of how painting and sculpture relate not only with each other, but with the world.
Piece by piece
The collage technique can be traced back hundreds of years: The invention of paper in China around 200BC, the use of glued paper by calligraphers in 10th Century Japan, gold leaf panels applied to cathedrals in 13th Century Europe, early Victorian photocollages in the 19th Century, and so on. But, the modern term “Papier collé” (glued paper) wasn’t coined until the beginning of the 20th Century by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. Many artistic authorities including the Tate and Guggenheim museums argue that collage as we know it didn’t emerge until then, when it became an art form of its own.
Marketing Yourself as an Artist on Bitcoin
Embarking on the artist journey into Web3 and Ordinals can be both thrilling and intimidating for most creators and projects. Suddenly, a global audience is within reach, prompting a recurring question among creators: "I've crafted art on Bitcoin, but what comes next? How do I effectively connect with and expand my audience?"
We've put together a starter's guide below to help assist you in connecting with the greater Web3 community, thereby promoting both yourself and your work.
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We’re going to Nashville!
Meet us at the premier Ordinals event, Inscribing Nashville 2024! Unite with the trailblazers, creators, and visionaries at the forefront of Bitcoin's digital renaissance. Inscribing Nashville is the pivotal event for builders and enthusiasts driving innovation in Bitcoin and Ordinals. Stay tuned for more info and purchase your early bird tickets today!
Featured Partner Artist
Welcome to another Featured Partner Artist of the Week, a series highlighting remarkable artists creating Ordinals through the Gamma Partner Program! Today, we're excited to introduce Teflon Musk, a collage artist, internet explorer, and master of the memes.
Teflon has made his mark in both the Bitcoin Ordinals and Stacks NFT ecosystems, exploring artistic depths across different themes in order to express himself and put work out that he loves and thinks will speak to people.
Recently, Teflon has explored more minimalism in order to adhere to and rise to the challenge of the constraints of putting quality art out on Bitcoin.
In a recent conversation with Teflon, he chatted about the beauty of putting work on BTC and him not being a chain maxi, but keeping an eye on the patterns and joys of the various subcultures of the space. You can listen to our entire conversation in the following interview:
Keep an eye on Teflon's drops with us on Gamma via his profile below, and be sure to follow Teflon Musk on X, an incredibly unique artist who absorbs internet and Web3 culture and expresses it through his outputs. Stay tuned for more in upcoming features in our Gamma Artist Spotlight series!
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