Las Parabolas, 1 MilliBitcoin, Elon Musk, EM10MBTC01

Republica De Las Parabolas (Parabolas in Spanish = story/parable) features advocates, story tellers, pundits, colourful personalities, endorsers and pre-imaginers, who are in some way associated with the meme of the crypto parabola, speculation, bold price calls – sometimes literally ‘to the moon.’ The series consists of SIX designs, each with a different hand-drawn portrait, and unique designs.

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Unique Digital Artwork

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The product of years of gaining knowledge and skills, and culmination of perfecting them, has resulted in this series, Republica De Las Parabolas – a commemoration of the crypto markets, its aspirations, hopes and dreams. This is the THURD of SIX unique designs, featuring a portrait of Elon Musk. Musk represents bombastic entrepreneurship and aspiration, at the forefront of technology and exploration. He is also figure of parabolic speculation, given the rise of the Tesla stock price.

The design features authentic and original banknote design – the centrepiece is the engraved portrait, made of hundreds of lines and dashes, each placed by hand. The design is filled with minute details and patterns, all reinforcing the central concept. As with all my works, the design is signed, and individually serial numbered – this is one of just SEVEN individually serial numbered works.

“I was head-hunted by one of the world’s largest printers of banknotes, creating designs for central banks and other financial institutions. After learning the trade secrets of banknote production, I gained practical experience in every print process associated with the production of money.

The Banknote is the Alpha and Omega of art: it is pattern, typography, portraiture, drawing. It is lithography, silkscreen, intaglio, letterpress. A banknote is the touchstone of culture, the window into worlds, a monument, memorial, and memory. Banknotes are mass-produced, yet personal. Identical, yet crafted.

I use banknote design to express my ideas, and contribute to the future of finance, through fintech, blockchain and cryptocurrency collaborations.

I come from a fine art background, based on technique and craft. I reject lazy conceptualism, and make craft the basis of everything I do. I studied Fine Art at Leeds College, the Slade School of Fine Art, (London), and the Cooper Union School in New York. My work has been shown with Phyllida Barlow at the Serpentine, The Mall Galleries, Tenderpixel London and Rokeby Gallery.”