A contemporary American artist, Brendan O’Connell, known for his paintings of Walmart interiors, has started creating non-fungible tokens (NFTs) on the Cardano blockchain. In a blog post on his official website, he shared the reason why he prefers to mint NFTs on the Cardano blockchain.
According to the update, O’Connell believes that the optimistic global vision of the Cardano community is in line with the vision of Walmart.
He said both Cardano and Walmart envision the removal or reduction of the monopolistic layers in between producers and consumers, and create greater access and sharing in this increasingly prosperous world.
The report reads as follows:
“The exponential aspect refers to the egalitarian principles underpinning the Cardano vision of the future, democratizing the world and reducing the destructive impact of centralized entities. From an artistic perspective, the decentralizing power of Cardano allows the artist to connect and transact directly with the perceiver of aesthetic beauty.”
Brendan O’Connell added that the proof of stake (PoS) protocol that powers Cardano’s native token ADA is much more consistent with the environment consideration that every earnest artist should have, unlike the blockchains currently powered by proof of work (PoW), especially Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH).
The report also stated that O’Connell is not ready to mint non-fungible tokens (NFTs) on a wasteful platform powered by PoW, such as the Ethereum blockchain.
Moreover, the artist is not interested in minting NFTs on any blockchain that is created based on profit or other exploitative motives.
“For now, his work has found a home on Cardano and nowhere else in the cryptosphere,” the report affirmed.
Based on the report, Brendan O’Connell has been making art for the past 20 years. He spent more than 10 years making paintings about Walmart and brands, covering daily aesthetics. He jointly created one of the largest single-day art events, when over 400,000 school children made thematic art on the same day.