Over the course of thousands of years, philosophers and academics separated by continents, cultures and languages — without communication, arrived at the same system for categorizing all matter: earth, fire, water and air.
The way in which we have described these phenomena has changed, but their presence as the fundamental components our world has not.
Checks Elements is a 152 piece, generative art collection of hand-drawn monoprints and non-fungible token pairs, exploring the ever evolving relationship between consensus and truth.
Conceived and created by Jack Butcher in collaboration with legendary master printmaker Jean Robert Milant and Cirrus Editions, each unique digital piece is created by a generative algorithm that then informs its physical counterpart.
Each pair is intrinsically linked as an onchain SVG on the Ethereum blockchain, and produced as a signed, unique 30” x 42” monoprint handmade on a vintage Mailander 202 lithographic printing press authenticated with the artist’s fingerprint in golden acrylic iridescent silver.