Jim Carrey Has Moved on From Making Political Paintings to Minting Wellness NFTs—His First Is a ‘Celebration of Our Communal Light’
A portion of the proceeds from the NFT sale will benefit a food insecurity nonprofit.
Actor Jim Carrey, who is already known for his satirical political paintings, is now entering the NFT space.
His work Sunshower was minted yesterday and will be auctioned to raise money for the food insecurity nonprofit Feeding America with a portion of all sales going to the organization. The sale kicks off on SuperRare today at 3 p.m. with a starting price of $1. It will will culminate on Monday, June 14, at 3 p.m.
“I had merely begun to experiment with bringing my art to life through simple animations when the NFT world opened up. To me there could never be enough new places to create,” Carrey said in a statement.
In 2020, Carrey broke with his satirical art practice and started focusing on more holistic and uplifting themes. The Sunshowers NFT is taken from one of his paintings, which was inspired by the sensation of being bathed in sunlight and the optimism this can induce.
“A sunshower seems like you’re being given a divine gift; a form of medicine with miraculous regenerative potential,” Carrey said in a statement. “It’s hard to hang on to skepticism while the air around you is sparkling like diamonds.”
Carrey has digitized his works prior to creating Sunshower, sometimes animating his drawings. But this venture into NFTs marks his first leap into web3. Creating the original painting was also an experiment as the actor used a new pouring technique to bring the idea of sunshowers to life.
“The backgrounds were poured, and the canvas was scraped, leaving only an imprint of each color’s first contact with the canvas behind,” said Carrey. “In that way, creating Sunshower was a thrilling collaboration with chance, a long climb to a daring cliff dive. The narration is a celebration of our communal light and those quietly exquisite moments that happen for us all.”
Feeding America has worked to combat food insecurity in the U.S. for 40 years using surplus food, food banks, and food pantries around the country.
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