Mike Winkelmann (a.k.a. Beeple), a well-known digital artist whose art collection sold for more than $60 million, is auctioning another piece of digital art as a non-fungible token (NFT). The piece, titled “OCEAN FRONT,” is part of a campaign to raise awareness about climate change. As a result, Beeple intended to donate the entire proceeds from the NFT to a fund dedicated to improving global resilience.
OCEAN FRONT is available for purchase as a CarbonDrop artwork
Nifty Gateway, the NFT marketplace run by the Winklevoss brothers, is auctioning off the OCEAN Front artwork. Under the CarbonDrop program, eight NFT collections are available on the market. Beeple’s artwork is currently the most expensive, with a bid of over $1.5 million. By tomorrow, the auction will be over, and all proceeds from the NFTs will be donated to the Open Earth Foundation.
The Open Earth Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving environmental sustainability by identifying, refining, and constructing a new human-Earth sustainable global economy. Sara Ludy, a nature-inspired artist who is also auctioning an NFT as part of the CarbonDrop project, had something to say about it.
“Ecological concerns have been a part of my work for quite a while. It’s an awareness that I try to implement in my own practice, and also when I was teaching experimental 3D virtual reality applications, to be ecologically aware of your computer usage.”
Climate change and non-fossil fuels
NFTs provide a major opportunity to tackle climate change. These digital art collections are yet another way to raise funds for the battle against climate change while also showcasing and raising awareness of the situation on the earth. It’s interesting to see how many artists, including Beeple, have used their art to contribute to the fight against climate change.