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When Paddy Fights

When Paddy Fights is rare digital art by Joe Chiappetta

When Paddy Fights is rare digital art and a story of flash fiction by Joe Chiappetta on pixEOS Gallery.

When Paddy Fights

Paddy finally said what he had been thinking in frustration for decades; "Lofticuff Clan, I don't like losing... and I especially don't like losing to you! In fact, I absolutely hate it. And now I am ready to do something about it."

Some words come and go quicker than treats in a hungry dog's mouth. Yet these words--at least for Paddy--lingered. They had a sort of power. So he decided to spread them around. Paddy, his family, and friends drafted handwritten flyers with these exact words on them. There was something extra powerful about a growing group of unified people saying the same exact thing--and posting it for all to read throughout the town. In fact, it was the brevity of Paddy's words that unified them; their shared pain of failure made them a tribe of their own.

Meanwhile, Paddy's enemies, the ever-privileged clan known as the Lofticuffs, could care less. They liked that Paddy had always been the loser and subject to them in all too many things due to Paddy's poverty and low standing in society. With boastful and fairly aloof hearts, the Lofticuffs assumed this incident of Paddy's public outburst would be nothing more than a passing hiccup: a thing to giggle at and forget.

The irony of the whole situation never once occurred to any of the Lofticuffs. While they had oppressed Paddy and whole communities of people for the entirety of their selfish existence, it was all quite unnecessary. The Lofticuffs did not actually need anything from Paddy or his associates. Nevertheless, the Lofticuffs simply enjoyed the process of dominating others. It was their sick family sport, and they were the reigning champions at it thus far. Paddy suspected such things, and hated that too.

Therefore Paddy proceeded to further organize and gather all his weapons (which were not many), his currency (which was not much), his fellow underprivileged allies, and his few possessions... with one single focal point in mind. It was partly a mumbling question that transformed into half a prayer, and half a battle cry. "How can we use all our collective resources to defeat the Lofticuffs? We must defeat them--at least once. I believe it is surely possible, and I have believed this for a long time. Because if... no... when we do it one time, then we can do it again... and again. And then we can teach others to do the same."

This was the moment... that precious moment that changed history. Upon reflection, most others would say the pivotal point of Clan Lofticuff's defeat was in the final--and quite costly--battle surge with heavy casualties on either side. Paddy respected that: particularly the high cost of victory. Yet Paddy had an added perspective. He understood that the battle was actually won the moment he resolutely decided to have faith, take action, and never give up.

Bible Math

Bible Math = Life Enhancing Formulas for Relationship with God

Where Art, Science, and the Scriptures Converge... at the Intersection of Bible Math!

Bible Math is first and foremost a way of life that I hope everyone will follow. It a multidisciplinary research project and an ongoing online book that merges creativity, calculation, and Christianity into one digestible collection of training materials. Where ancient wisdom meets modern technology, there you will find Bible Math. Take hold of the Bible, the brain, and the brushstrokes as a fresh picture is painted, pointing the way toward a brighter tomorrow for all humanity.
Bible Math Open Book is rare digital art by Joe Chiappetta on MakersPlace
Bible Math: The Open Book is rare digital art by Joe Chiappetta on MakersPlace. This digital painting was created to graphically represent the Bible Math project in one digestible image, merging art, science, and scriptures for the good of humanity.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Relationship with God
Faith

Click here to go to the official Bible Math project where you can read the entire book and view all the project artwork.

Art Gallery 70 Years in the Making: pixEOS

70 Years in the Making is rare digital art by Joe Chiappetta in pixEOS Gallery
"70 Years in the Making" is new rare digital art by Joe Chiappetta which depicts an oscilloscope from the 1950s. It is animation that provides a modern-day glimpse into our art history roots--70 years in the making, and is one of the many artworks available in the pixEOS Gallery.

I really enjoy exploring my artistic roots to understand who has come before us to pave the way. Recent research has led me to the 1950s in Cherokee, Iowa. It was there in the American Midwest that a widely talented man, Ben Laposky, created some of the earliest known electronic visual art. Ben used an oscilloscope, which is a device that turns voltage into moving lines of light. He recognized these patterns/designs as unique artworks, and called them "electrical compositions" as well as "electronic abstractions." Back then, the only way Laposky knew to potentially monetize his animated creations was to take black and white photos of his abstract designs and exhibit them. Ben was a mathematician, Purple Heart recipient, and remarkable pioneer in the arts.

The steady advancement of computers in the decades to come would entice more artists into the (literally electrifying) field of electronic arts, both analog and digital. Seventy years later, excitement and innovation continues to run high in the electronic arts, with no signs of slowing down. This is especially true in the 5 year old field of rare digital art.

Attention continues to increase for online digital art markets--made even more apparent by the March 2020 closing of all physical museums and galleries due to the spread of a worldwide disease. Despite these global health issues, art collectors remain active with a real appetite to collect blockchain-registered art. All made possible--of course--through electricity, these artworks are issued in limited editions and tied to cryptographic tech running in the background. Just as cryptography regulates Bitcoin in a verifiably limited supply, the same is true for artworks, hence the name rare digital art. Also known as non-fungible tokens (NFTs), art ownership, release dates, sales history, and artist authenticity are automated through global computer networks.

The technology to issue rare digital art keeps evolving. The latest in this evolution is the Grand pixEOS Art Gallery. Operational since March 25th, 2020, a few features of the pixEOS Gallery are worth highlighting.

1. Gallery transactions (buying/selling) are fast--like blazing fast. That can be attributed to the team being active in the industry for many years and the fact that the EOS blockchain, on which the gallery operates, is known for its speed.

2. The artists in the gallery are a widely diverse blend of international talent. Some have been "around the blockchain" for many years, some are longtime pro artists yet new to rare digital art, and some are emerging artists grateful to gain instant access to global sales potential for their creative works.

3. Art collectors buy the rare digital art using EOS tokens or PIXEOS tokens, depending on how the artist chooses to list for sale.

4. Each collector gets their own unique page to exhibit their prized possessions and/or resell them for a potential profit.

5. Each time an artist's work is resold (when the collector who buys the work sells it to another collector), the artist receives a percentage of these secondary sales automatically.

6. Artwork can be auctioned off or sold for a fixed price.

7. Simple and complex motion is often added by artists to their static original artworks, creating a new animated art marketplace. Using GIF format, animations are widely created and collected.

While it is unfortunate that legendary electronic art pioneers of decades-gone-by were not able to utilize this exciting new way to distribute, monetize, and collect electronic artwork, many remain grateful to be active in such a lively legacy that has become a digital art revolution. To the future... to the pixEOS Gallery!

A Safe House For Your Imagination

A Safe House For Your Imagination is rare digital art by Joe Chiappetta
A Safe House For Your Imagination is rare digital art by Joe Chiappetta, available as an edition of only 1 on MakersPlace.

I created an animated painting of my wife's old wooden dollhouse and she wrote an accompanying essay to mark the occasion.

A Safe House For Your Imagination 
Essay by Denise Chiappetta, art by Joe Chiappetta

It's been over a 40 year journey and I've carried very few things with me the entire time. But the dollhouse my parents gave me when I was 3 years old, has traveled many miles in many decades. Childhood, while wonderful, can also have its challenges. A perfect little world of fancy furniture, a picture-perfect fireplace and perpetually smiling family members made an ideal escape. 

Since my early days spent in grand imaginings, while sitting in front of this tiny home, I have raised 2 daughters who have woven their own whimsical tales within its small walls. So, the dollhouse remains a fixture in our household, some years being played with on a daily basis: other years fly by and it sits largely untouched, as childhood imaginings give way to bigger projects, and adulthood concerns. But every so often, us 3 girls, now women, who lived tiny lifetimes within its walls, will take an extended glance at it and recall the moments of whimsy we were privileged to enjoy within the walls of our very own little "safe house" for the imagination.

pixEOS Gallery Live on EOS Mainnet

pixEOS Gallery screenshot with art by Joe Chiappetta and other artists

Many years ago, when the EOS blockchain was still just an unlaunched idea in active development, I wanted to assemble the right people together to create a rare digital art gallery on top of that promising new technology. In the course of this wild and entirely unpredictable journey I met a few others who had the same vision and we joined forces. Finally, after much prayer, planning, perseverance, and development, that fine art marketplace has become a reality that we now call The Grand pixEOS Art Gallery.

It has been a long, winding, and sometimes abstract-expressionist road, yet I know that this is really just the beginning of a paradigm shift in the art market! The gallery is now officially open for business as the first professional international digital art marketplace on the EOS blockchain. Art collectors can now collect their favorite pieces of rare digital art (also known as non-fungible tokens, NFTs), trade them, and participate in the future of art today!

I thank God for victorious moments like this, and for the blockchain and arts communities for being so patient and supportive of us!

Joe Chiappetta