SOLD OUT & 4.68 ETH raised
Our Spring Was Endless seeks to illuminate the nuances of a faraway life —its fondest moments and its darkest.
This collaboration combines poetry, hand-drawn illustrations, and Burmese culture to honor Myanmar’s 2021 Spring Revolution. Illustrator Ntxoo Tori Hong and poet Thet-Htar weave Thet-Htar’s experiences resisting the brutal military regime and Ntxoo’s witnessing as an ally from afar.
100% of the primary proceeds from this collection were donated to 501(c)(3) fiscally sponsored charity Karen Women’s Organization via Every.org. KWO provides emergency assistance to Indigenous women and children displaced by the military junta in Karen State, Myanmar.
Use art & blockchain technology to support women and children from Myanmar’s Karen State displaced by the military junta.
For the world to be free of fascism & for every individual to have sovereignty.
Ntxoo (‘un-Zong’) Tori Hong 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.
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
Thet-Htar is a Karen and Dawei woman poet and activist 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
Angelina Hong identifies as a bi-ethnic (Hmong & Korean), queer, woman. 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.
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
“I hope you know how much you’re changing the world.”
Conlan Rios, Async Art founder & CEO, for the creative collaboration and Web3 mentorship. Max Cohen, Museum of Crypto Art lead writer, for penning a summary of Our Spring Was Endless. Conor Lee for the audio engineering support.
Hein Aung Htet, Dim, Francesca, Milk NFT Alliance, Mutual Aid Myanmar, Sam Stevens, Breanna Randall, @BeastBurmese, July, @BlueSunNFT, Llakar Photography, @FullBellies_ForLife, Michael Littig, Ah Nah Podcast, Urban Village MN, and Zaw Zaw Paing for our conversations and your support. And everyone fighting against fascism and for sovereignty.
Our collectors for changing the world.
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 over 750,000 people have been displaced, one-fifth of which are Indigenous people from Myanmar’s Karen State.
Map from Operation World
100% of the primary proceeds from this generative fundraiser went 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 used Every.org’s services to transparently, directly & securely send cryptocurrency to the charity on the blockchain.
Ntxoo has made 4 donations to Karen Women’s Organization totaling $5,558.85 USD.
Last updated 8/8/22 @ 10:30 am PDT
200 random, unique and generative NFT editions @ 0.03 ETH each.
Each NFT will be generated upon minting and no two NFTs will be the same. There is 1 legendary edition, which is animated and features Thet-Htar reading her poetry.
100% of primary proceeds from this project were donated to Karen Women’s Organization via Every.org.
Thanks to all of our supporters, Our Spring Was Endless successfully sold out. If you’d like NFT art and poetry from Myanmar’s revolution, you may purchase an edition off the secondary market.
There are 2 ways to collecting an NFT for this project: with Card or with Ethereum.
To use a Visa or Mastercard…
- Login and create an account on Async Art using your email.
- Select “Mint with Card“.
- Fill in the information requested by WERT.
- Wait a few minutes. If it hasn’t gone through, please check your email & text messages from your bank to allow the charge and try again. Because NFTs are a new market, your bank may block the transaction.
To use Ethereum…
- Create a crypto wallet. This will hold your Ethereum and your NFTs. We recommend Metamask.
- Purchase Ethereum (cryptocurrency) on a centralized exchange and transfer it to your crypto wallet. You will need approximate 0.035 ETH per NFT. We recommend Coinbase.
- Connect your crypto wallet to Async Art and mint an NFT from Our Spring Was Endless.
We recommend watching Intro to NFTs w/ Founding BFF Elan Halpern for anyone new to NFTs. If you have any additional questions, Ntxoo would be happy to walk you through the process (DMs on Instagram and Twitter open).