Mined, 2022, oil on canvas, 24″ x 36″, Freedom Baird

Mined, 2022

Oil on canvas 24”x36” + yellow diamond with certificate of value + NFT photo-collage + geo-positioned digital object

This tetraptych offers an object with perceived value in four modes: as a physical heirloom diamond likely mined in South Africa in the mid-1900s accompanied by an official document certifying its value; as a painted representation of the diamond over Jamaica Pond which is part of Boston’s Emerald Necklace of Olmstead designed parks; as a unique NFT of the diamond painting; and as a digital representation of the diamond geopositioned over Jamaica Pond. Proceeds from the sale of the tetraptych will be donated to a Boston-area non-profit that lost money in the 2022 crypto market crash.

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