I’m a Square, 2021
PNGs, 1024x1024 pixels, Edition of 1 each as an NFT
I’m a Square is a series of self-portraits of the artist based on his official work portrait as a Senior Photo Retoucher. This body of work involves aspects of ownership, identity, value and gaming.
The originating value of each work is the square root of the pixel count. #15 = 3.87 ETH.
To collect a work from this series please visit https://opensea.io/collection/im-a-square-travis-leroy
I personally retouched the original image for my job’s website, which is an oddly metaphysical experience to zoom in on my face and stamp out ‘imperfections’. In a dark turn, it became the last professional photograph of me before getting skin cancer on my face.
I wanted to truly own this ‘last image’ and have obtained copyright from the photographer. I will be making multiple bodies of work from the portrait that investigate ideas of ownership, identity and value in relation to blockchain technology.