I launched the Unraveling Collection ($UNRAVEL) on Foundation in early July of 2022 as a means to fund-raise so I could cover traveling to DC to document the Women’s March event on July 9th. While no NFTs sold before the event, I’d created a collection that I could leverage to actively use my skills to fight for my own rights and those of the collective. I began exploring this concept of deploying my NFTs as tools to raise funds for DAOs in late 2021 and now the framework was finally in place.
Unraveling is a collection that will grow over time as I continue to document the various elements of my country’s spiral into authoritarian rule and the collapse of our social systems in the wake of late-stage capitalism.
I will mint many of the Unraveling NFTs with splits that will distribute funds automatically using the smart contracts built into the $UNRAVEL artist’s contract on Foundation. Funds will be directed towards chosen DAOs that are supporting issues represented in the images or DAOs. I chose not to mint any images of individual protestors, only images of signs, symbols, iconography and group images.
The first fundraising round contains six NFTs minted from the Women’s March on July 9th, 2020 and 75% of the proceeds will automatically go to the ChoiceDAO, an organization that is fundraising and fighting to support reproductive rights. The split will also cover future royalties which will be divided using the same percentage allocations. (Please note, I was watching the final Jan 6th hearings while minting and seething with a little rage, so I accidentally used the wrong percentage split in several NFT descriptions, you can confirm the splits on the etherscan for the collection).
Remaining funds, 25% of each NFT sale, will go towards gas (ETH and actual petroleum ;) so I can continue documenting protests and events seeking to raise awareness about the unraveling of our social fabrics and the destruction of our human rights.
If you’d like to support this project, yet do not wish to collect any NFTs, please use this referral link to share the collection and you’ll receive 1% of sales that occur using your link.
To see the photo full essay of the day’s images and my observations of the event, visit these links:
For those new to my art, here’s my artist’s CV. In addition to my traditional art career as a photojournalist and documentarian of over 25 years, I began minting my artwork to the blockchain in early 2021 and have been featured in multiple IRL NFT galleries in Chicago and LA in curated women-only photographer’s exhibits. I have a handful of repeat collectors who are amazing humans that I’m so incredibly grateful to have connected on this wild journey into emerging technology!
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