For Potential Collectors

March 19, 2022

“Contemporary art is the art of today, produced in the second half of the 20th century or in the 21st century. Contemporary artists work in a globally influenced, culturally diverse, and technologically advancing world; a diverse range of (and products of) human activities involving creative imagination to express technical proficiency, beauty, emotional power, or conceptual ideas.” Wikipedia

My work possesses an unmistakable look. Some will say these pieces are far too technically demanding to interest most collectors. Weather you, as an owner, can decipher a cryptogram should not be part of the equation. Investing in a piece that can be considered rare should be the primary objective. As an owner, you can assign the unlocking of a cryptogram’s secrets to a friend, family member, a colleague or a group. Someone will enjoy the challenge.

My vision came to life after participating in a bar challenge – 1972. Based on that encounter I’ve been refining my designs for fifty years. During that period I never had a show. Nor did I offer a piece for sale. My concept was missing a crucial element. It wasn’t until I became acquainted with NFTs after Beeple’s sale of Everyday’s that the final piece of the puzzle was put into place. This is all documented on my History page.

Vertically presented characters that are read on a horizontal plane to decipher a code are my trademark. In addition, I incorporate hidden elements within the graphic that can only be discovered by owners possessing the digital file.

As of today’s date, I have designed three Trithemian Web™ cryptograms. I am now seventy-two years old. I will be able to produce a limited number of pieces. Encoding and element placement are extremely time consuming. I plan on dropping one limited edition of ninety-nine. All subsequent offerings will be single editions.

The NFT arena has people producing thousands of pieces, some of them being auto-generated. They load up mass editions to a marketplace in hopes some will sell. Will they become rare and extremely valuable? Time will tell, but I doubt it. Where is the innovation? I’m not part of the production stampede. I’ve paid my dues. I was working on linear graphic elements using a pencil, paper and a straight edge well before computers were available. I consider myself an innovator. Do you want to purchase an NFT that is truly Rare today? I invite you to read my thoughts on that subject.