Non-fungible tokens can only exist in effect, but that does not mean they cannot be translated into real support for humanitarian efforts.
Artist and lawyer Dori Desautel Broudy, who moved from New York to Philadelphia, has been auctioning 17 NFTs since April. 15-29 to Benefits those affected by the war in Ukraine. All proceeds will be donated to charities operating near the war zone, such as World Central Kitchen and Save the Children.
The collection is Inspired by the conflict, Made mainly in different shades of yellow and blue to represent the colors of the Ukrainian flag. They display peaceful symbols like a bird of peace, a heart made of human hands and flowers.
Broudy also has two works that are maps of the Ukrainian border that existed before 2014 when Russia occupied the Crimean Peninsula.
Buyers of each piece will receive a gallery-quality acrylic block version of the image and an artist’s statement.
“For me, painting is not only catharsis, but as a mother, my children are taking positive steps to show support for the struggle that the Ukrainians are currently facing. I had to do something to show it to, “Broudy said. Press release.
The entire collection can be seen on OpenSea, the site where the auction takes place.
NFTs are digital assets similar to cryptocurrencies in that they are encrypted over the blockchain. This makes it difficult to hack digital transaction records that are linked across multiple computers. However, each NFT is completely unique and acts as part of the asset, not the currency.
Broudy’s series is entitled “For Sam” in honor of his childhood friend Samantha Smith, who wrote the letter. 1982 When she was 10 years old To Soviet Prime Minister Yuri Andropov About her concerns about the possibility of a nuclear war.
Smith and her family received and accepted an invitation to travel to the Soviet Union. At that time, she became known as “America’s Youngest Ambassador.”Smith She was only 13 years old in 1985 and continued to work around the world until she died in a plane crash in her native Maine.
“She reminds us that no child chooses war, and that children around the world ultimately want the same thing: happiness and unity in the hope of safety,” Brudy said. Told.