Rhea Myers

draw-something-onchain, 2023

Generative NFT, Javascript code

900 x 635 px

series of unlimited unique artworks

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draw-something (2004-present) was inspired by my desire to better appreciate and understand Harold Cohen's AARON programme, which I had been aware of since childhood. The version seen here, draw-something-onchain, is an early JavaScript implementation that has been modified to use the Art Blocks token hash as its initial random state seed.

To create a drawing, draw-something-onchain starts by placing random lines within the format bounds to create a guide form or skeleton. It then draws around this using an algorithm that was derived from observing my own hand while drawing. Finally it colours the resulting drawing using colours chosen randomly in the Hue/Saturation/Lightness colour space. This generates intriguing colour schemes varying from pastel to psychedelic.

This process functions as as both drafting and sketching, abstraction and representation. It is, as much of my art is, a model of almost precisely how art is not made. Saying how is left as an exercise for the viewer.

About Rhea Myers

Rhea Myers is an artist, hacker, and writer. She skillfully intertwines technology and culture, prompting them to question and interact with each other. The driving force behind Myers' artistic endeavors is her desire to comprehend the changing world that surrounds her. Since 2014, her focus has been on producing art centered around the concept of the blockchain. As a medium, the blockchain serves both as a reflection of and an alternative to the societal landscape following the financial crisis of 2008. Myers views the blockchain as a subject that resonates uniquely, embodying the centuries-old cryptographic imagery deeply rooted in Western political thought. Myers' exploration of the blockchain as a subject for artmaking began with the creation of raw transactions, simulating intangible forms. Over time, her artistic journey led her to delve into crafting smart contracts and subsequently non-fungible tokens (NFTs). These NFTs, in particular, create forms of property and control infused with a sense of irony. Throughout this artistic evolution, Myers' focus shifted increasingly towards the emotions tied to ownership anxiety that the concept of blockchain property evokes.

From the UK and currently residing in British Columbia, Canada, Myers has exhibited internationally at venues including: ArtScience Museum, Singapore; Kunsthalle, Zürich; Sotheby’s, London; Chronus Art Centre, Shanghai; CADAF, New York; Jerwood Visual Arts, London.

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Token Standard: ERC-721
Blockchain: Ethereum
Metadata: Frozen and decentralized
COA: Verisart Certified