AI, NATURE, AND HUMANS
“Mintface also created ‘The Line,’ an art-centered Metaverse for artists to curate their collections together in a single line that will eventually contain one million works of art.”
Mintface, known as @mintfaced on Twitter, is a serial creator and the author of ‘MINTED,’ the first book that covered artists who minted on the blockchain in 2021. Before publishing MINTED, Mintface was CEO of a business organization promoting ‘Buy New Zealand Made’ products, services, and software. The organization has licensed New Zealand’s most recognized trademark to businesses since 1988.
Mintface jumped into the NFT space in April 2021. “I started doing what I always do when getting involved with tech: I started experimenting with it,” he says. “My first mint was of a photograph in Wellington, New Zealand, taken at the top of the highest point in the city.”
He’s since released three collections with a similar theme. He describes his genesis collection: “It was 100 photographs captured on top of a single hill in New Zealand. I believe 100 iterations of something allows an idea to develop fully.” Mintface has continued this theme through subsequent collections, even though the medium and media have changed from photographs to AI to drone photography.
Mintface also created ‘The Line,’ an art-centered Metaverse for artists to curate their collections together in a single line that will eventually contain one million works of art. Launched in October 2022, its mission is to provide collectors and artists with an art-focused destination free of visual distraction. “Collectors visit ‘The Line’ to be immersed in a full body of work by their favorite artist.”
There are three of his own collections on ‘The Line:’ ‘Geodetic Moments,’ ‘Geodetica,’ and ‘Roads and Rivers.’ A set of 100 images from the same place during August 2021 is included in Geodetic Moments. Mintface says Geodetica “takes the photograph titles from Geodetic Moments, inputs them into AI, and creates an entirely new world from those hundred artwork titles.” He describes ‘Roads and Rivers’ as “a drone photography collection that shows where humans intersect with nature.”
“‘The Line’ is for art only and not for gaming or memes. By focusing on the intersection between what artists are creating and the stories they’re telling, with 600 artists already exhibiting, ‘The Line’ is becoming a compelling destination for collectors to experience art.”