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Blurred Montage of Laura Meddens' paintings provides the backdrop for an image of her NFT "IMPACT" appearing in the screen of an iPhone being held by two hands with the M Icon covering the asteroid in the digital painting.

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LAURA MEDDENS NFT LAUNCH ON OPENSEA

March 20, 2021

As COVID-19 surges and subsequent lockdowns continue to impact many parts of the world, everyone has had to adapt to a new way of living and working – if you’ve been fortunate not to have lost your job. And to those who have lost loved ones to the coronavirus, Laura extends heartfelt condolences.

The pandemic has also negatively impacted progress on Laura’s website, social media and exhibitions, in the same way it has negatively impacted other artists.

One of the ways many artists have adapted, to try to survive financially, has been through offerings and adaptations of their works on NFT marketplaces. NFT stands for Non-Fungible Token, and refers to a way of creating a smart contract, registration and ownership of a particular digital work on the blockchain.

NFTs, as you may have read, seen or heard in the media, are disrupting the traditional art world and offer artists new ways to try and  earn a more reasonable and sustainable living while also having an unprecedented chance to earn royalties on subsequent sales of their digital works.

Team Laura is busy working on adaptations of the many paintings Laura has produced and will be offering versions in various forms in the coming days and weeks ahead.

Our first launch/drop is a single digital-only edition of “IMPACT” that coincided with the flyby of Asteroid 2001 FO32 on Sunday, March 21, 2021. You can visit the first NFT in the collection at OpenSea.

Laura Meddens' painting Impact shows a red, orange and white asteroid fireball traveling from the top left of the canvas towards the bottom right against the backdrop of space, through a gaseous cloud of blue , white and red particles.

“IMPACT”

March 20, 2021

Laura began work on this canvas sometime in 2016. All her works are inspired by incredibly vivid visualizations that only she can see, and her goal is to capture those visually-evolving moments in time on canvas to share with others.

She picked-up where she left off with this canvas in January of 2021, completing it that month. It is important to note that she had no knowledge of Asteroid 2001 FO32 which would become the largest asteroid to pass by the Earth, reaching its closest point this coming Sunday.

You can read more about it on NASA’s website. Despite the title of the painting, there is no danger of the asteroid colliding with Earth. And the work is one of several where observers have noted “Laura has predicted the future”.

But we thought the coincidental timing would be a fitting occasion to launch Laura’s very first NFT work on the OpenSea platform. You’re invited to be a part of this event – click here to place a bid.