Simon Moratz, a German crypto artist aged 27, uses sculpture to express his devotion to cryptocurrencies. Recently, he has put one of his latest artworks “Why Bitcoin Matters” for sale. The sculpture can be pyrchased via his website for cryptocurrency (BTC, ETH, XMR or BNB).
A professional carpenter, the artist resides now in Munich, Germany, now in Lienz, Austria. Moratz considers the artistic expression of the metal structure of crypto community as his contribution to its development. This is the main message of his crypto artwork.
There are five wooden and stone sculptures currently on sale at his website, all of them purchasable for cryptocurrencies only. Notably, Moratz donates 50% of his revenue to Blockchain Charity Foundation (BCF), which was launched in October by Binance crypto exchange.
“The first artwork was completed shortly after Binance unveiled its blockchain-based aid organization. There I decided to donate half of it to the Blockchain Charity Foundation. Because in crypto it is not about making money from others or trying to make a quick fortune on an exchange. This is not the cause, purpose or the reason why we should be in crypto. We should be here for the ideals of crypto which is openness, less power and distribution. That´s how we can share,” – the artist explained.
According to Moratz, “the sculpture-project started on the 17th of September and it took one and a half month to find all materials in the nature, build and finish it”. On his website, the artist explains the “expressive purpose” of various aspects of his pieces. For example, “the stone ring symbolizes the ability to send value globally and borderless”, whereas the “colorful stones” at the base of the sculpture “represent every kind of human” , as “the bitcoin network treats every single person equal and everyone can participate, no matter where you come from, how you look, or what you do”. Other sculptures purchasable on the website are dedicated to Binance, Monero, EOS and TRON.
Last summer, the world’s first crypto sculpture “Crypto Connection” was erected in London by Italian contemporary artist Federico Clapis.