With cryptocurrency values shattering records and upcoming changes to the bitcoin platform, artist Andy Bauch, is providing commentary on the freedom and volatility of developing digital currencies. He’s creating tangible pieces of art from the abstract, ethereal virtual cash.
Bauch uses his proprietary computer software to design and assemble artworks, choosing playful and familiar LEGO bricks as the medium by which to create physical compositions with a digitized appearance.
With cryptocurrency values shattering records and contentious upcoming changes to the bitcoin platform just weeks away, Bauch’s BITCOIN series provides poignant commentary on the simultaneous freedom and volatility of rapidly developing digital currencies in an attempt to create highly tangible pieces of art from the abstract, ethereal virtual cash. Bauch’s BITCOIN images are visual designs generated to expose the secret keys of bitcoin wallets that initially ranged in value from $20 to $90 and are now are worth well over $5,000 USD.