Amends by Kyle McDonald
When a harm ends, how can we make Amends?
The Ethereum blockchain may soon transition away from the high-emissions proof-of-work algorithm. But to escape the worst impacts of climate change, we must go beyond emissions reductions, and also remove past emissions from the atmosphere.
Amends is three digital sculptures by Kyle McDonald, designed to capture all historical emissions from three major art NFT marketplaces.
When Ethereum transitions away from proof-of-work, Amends will go on sale. The work is priced to fund complete carbon mitigation.
Handmade glass blocks, filled with artifacts from each removal process, will be revealed a month after launch. These sculptures will be shipped to the owners of the NFTs—if they burn their NFT.