Handwritten text, "Our Spring Was Endless"

အဆုံးမဲ့ဖြစ်သွားခဲ့တဲ့ ကျမတို့ရဲ့နွေဦး

Minting July 11th, 2022 on Async Art


Handwritten text, "The Project"

A Collection of Homes & Hopes

A genesis collection combining poetry, hand-drawn illustration, and Burmese culture. Our Spring Was Endless seeks to illuminate the nuances of a faraway life —its fondest moments and its darkest— oftentimes all at once. Our Spring Was Endless is a wholly unique generative NFT collaboration between Burmese poet Thet-Htar, illustrator Ntxoo Tori Hong, and project manager Angelina Hong.

100% of the primary proceeds from this generative fundraiser will go to emergency aid for displaced Karen women and children via 501(c)(3) fiscally sponsored charity Karen Women’s Organization, a woman’s community-based organization that provided emergency aid to 80,000+ displaced Karen people in 2021.

Mission

Use art & blockchain technology to support women and children from Myanmar’s Karen State displaced by the military junta.

Vision

For the world to be free of fascism & for every individual to have sovereignty.

Handwritten text, "The Team"
Photograph of the artist smiling. The Golden Gate Bridge is distant and visible in the background.

Ntxoo

Ntxoo Tori Hong (pronounced “un-Zong”) has been creating digital illustrations, murals, and community art spaces since 2017. As a queer, Hmong, and Korean American person, she brings her cultures into the next generations through art and technology.

As an independent artist, Ntxoo has been internationally published; created online curriculum for one of the largest Asian art collections in the United States; and supported social justice movements around the world.

Ntxoo is currently a co-organizer of San Francisco Crypto Art and has showcased her work at three NFT NYC exhibitions in 2022: Sunrise Art Club, MetaPrideLand’s PrideFest, and Teia.Art’s after party.

Our Spring Was Endless will be Ntxoo’s genesis NFT collection.

Project Lead & Lead Artist

A digital illustration of a silhouetted girl holding up 3 fingers against a sunset sky. Four silhouettes of doves fly ahead.

Thet-Htar

Thet-Htar is a Karen and Dawei woman and a poet from Myanmar. Thet-Htar and Ntxoo have previously collaborated on art projects pre-Covid and pre-coup.

It is illegal and dangerous for Myanmar civilians to speak up against the military junta. For Thet-Htar’s safety, she is remaining undoxxed for this project. Our Spring Was Endless will be her first venture into Web3.

Poet & Audio Artist

Smiling photograph of Angelina Hong, a tanned Asian American woman with shoulder length black hair.

Angelina

Angelina Hong identifies as a bi-ethnic (Hmong & Korean)queerwoman. She graduated from Stanford University in 2016 and began her journey in the industry as a food photographer and social media consultant before starting her marketing agency, Gourmand Group.

Gourmand Group was ultimately created so Angelina could serve as many people as possible while maintaining her core values. She thinks it’s of utmost importance to keep the food industry accountable, to share the stories and food of thought leaders, and to commit to social justice.

Angelina has used her Web2 marketing and project management skills to provide support to this project. Our Spring Was Endless is the first NFT project she has worked with.

Marketing & Project Management

Handwritten text, "Special Thanks"

@conlan, Async Art founder & CEO, for providing creative support and on-going guidance as we navigate Web3 for the first time.

@CohentheWriter, Museum of Crypto Art lead writer, for penning a beautiful summary of Our Spring Was Endless.

More coming soon.

Handwritten text, "FAQ's"

Can you tell me more about what's happening in Myanmar?

A map of Myanmar, a country in Southeast Asia bordering Bangladesh, India, China, Laos, and Thailand. It is next to the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea.

On February 1, 2021, the Myanmar military staged a coup before democratically elected officials would swear into duty. Woman president Aung San Suu Kyi was arrested and military rule was instated. Myanmar civilians took the streets to demand democracy, and the Spring Revolution bloomed.

Myanmar is one of the least democratic nations in the world, a place ruled by brutal military junta, and in which nearly 600,000 peoples have been displaced, one-sixth of which are Indigenous people from Myanmar’s Karen State.

What charity does this project benefit?

100% of the primary proceeds from this generative fundraiser will go to emergency aid for displaced Karen women and children via 501(c)(3) fiscally sponsored charity Karen Women’s Organization, a woman’s community-based organization that provided emergency aid to 80,000+ displaced Karen people in 2021.

Our Spring Was Endless will use Every.org’s services to directly & securely send the funds to the charity.

More coming soon.