Women of Web 3.0
Art made by women at the forefront of a creative revolution.
About the Collection: In a space that is constantly evolving, this collection aims to showcase women who have stepped out of their comfort zone, and now have their finger on the pulse in an industry that offers opportunity ripe for the taking. Featuring work from artists such as Shir Pakman, who illustrates women as ‘big and strong’, and Lisa Odette, whose latest creation ‘Mina’ sits ‘calming waiting - never loosing hope’, this collection aims to direct the spotlight onto women who create art seen through lens of the female gaze. The curation includes newly minted work from creative director and designer Liron Eldar-Ashkenazi, AKA LIŔONA, a pillar in the NFT space whose presence has propelled her to almost legendary status. Her piece ‘Bloom in the Dark’ conveys the tension between light and dark. That ‘sometimes in the darkest corners, one gets to shine in full color’. A notion of immense growth that many creatives can connect with. The decentralised nature of the blockchain offers us something we have not had throughout modern history, or questionably ever, in the artistic realm. It provides an equal and autonomous foundation on which to build. This sovereign platform pushes against institutional bias, has lit a fire in the hearts of creatives globally and in doing so has been impetus for an artistic revolution. The momentum and passion in this space is undeniable and it is my hope that ‘Women of Web 3.0’ can be snapshot of this ever change space. Hidden amongst the colour, mystical subjects, and abstract storylines, lie subtle messages of hope, life, beauty, and the human spirit. These women have claimed their rightful place on a new world stage and in doing so have trail-blazed the way for countless more to follow. About the Curator: It was June 2017 when PJ Curly acquired her first NFT. Sipping her third Piña Colada of the afternoon, on a strange beach somewhere in Indonesia, PJ and her partner lucked upon a project, a project hidden deep in the sub-threads of crypto Reddit. ‘The CryptoPunks’ – a collection of 10,000 unique collectible characters with proof of ownership stored on the Ethereum blockchain. These colourful little faces, so simple, but so full of character and promise, instantly resonated with them both. Within the hour, they had cherry picked out a handful each (now stored safely in their ETH wallets) and had returned to the beach just in time for sunset. PJ spent much of her early 20’s studying and working in the digital space in Sydney, Australia, and by 2017 she had built a strong understanding of blockchain technology and spent countless hours creating digital work. It was during this time that she started to follow many creators on social media and platforms such as Behance. The art she was drawn to was filled with colour and often featured whimsical realities built around strong female leads. From here, she spent the next few years moving in and out of different industries, but digital art stayed as a constant in her life. In early 2021, as the Crypto Winter began to thaw and the NFT art scene started to bloom, PJ found herself in unique position. She had a means, a strong love for good digital art, and a platform she could use to support and connect with many of the artists she had admired and been inspired by for many years. She started to buy art and quite frankly.. hasn’t really stopped.