The Artists & Creatives Foundation, in partnership with Amberfi, is developing an NFT collection named “Origins & Ancestries” that will become the first art drop on the Expressions marketplace. 

The collection embodies the traditions and heritage of cultures around the world through the creative arts—a combination of 2D and 3D digital art and traditional paintings, sculptures and murals that have been digitized. Unlike the vast majority of NFT projects, which produce collections of generative art, all art in the “Origins” project will be handmade.

The big idea here is to help tell the stories of major cultures around the world through modern art. What are the cultural traditions, ancient heritages, and folkloric motifs that inform and influence contemporary artists in different regions of the world?

It would be impossible to launch with 10,000 hand-drawn artworks in less than a year’s time. So our idea is to do a collection of 10,000 total artworks — 1,000 at a time — and do a yearlong rollout. We believe we can assemble multiple fantastic series of 1,000 works from each region by  designating 10 to 12 artists to create a combination of original works and to digitize parts of their artistic portfolios.


FIRST DROP: Caribbean Focused

The Origins & Ancestries Drops consist of only 100 exclusive works by 10-12 artists in each region of the world, starting with the Caribbean!

Why the Caribbean? Because it is RICH in history and the sorties being told are bold, bright, and brilliant. Teaming with self-discovery, shared traumas, blended communities, and harmonious ties that bring forth a wealth of knowledge only provided by those that grew up in each region. 

Below are the artists who have been chosen to each create 100 pieces of original work for this drop that are only available here at Expressions, the marketplace where creatives come to THRIVE. Learn more about them by following our socials as we share more of their stories on our journey to this incredible launch.