A Portrait of the Artist in the Advent of NFTs/Web3

or How I Became an Artist

The author prepping canvas in studio in 2013

If you’d like to hear my backstory before I got into tech, this is it! In this article I will discuss my artistic progression, my exposure with digital arts, NFTs and other technologies. I will paint a picture of what it was like to find my artistic voice through my young adulthood and how I got into the NFT space. My politics aside…




Data Engineer, Artist, Queer, New Haven, CT

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Data Engineer, Artist, Queer, New Haven, CT

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