Seed Words

Kalen Iwamoto

Julien Silvano

A collaboration between conceptual writer Kalen Iwamoto, artist Julien Silvano, and Mother Nature, “Seed Words” is a conceptual poetry artwork that leaves to the vagaries of Nature the successful completion of a technological operation. The NFT’s poem was created from an Ethereum seed phrase, in the original order with three missing words, represented by the ellipses. The artists have sown the missing words in the field depicted in the NFT as a Google map image with the location’s GPS coordinates. Will the seeds bloom into legible words? Will anyone ever complete the seed phrase and discover the gift planted in the wallet? 

The blooming of the flowers will be tracked over time, and photos of the field periodically posted on the artists’ website and Twitter account (@WenNew_Atelier). 

Kalen Iwamoto x Julien Silvano

….record melt,
Host seed,
truly consider