Today, TIMEPieces a recently launched web3 community initiative from TIME, announced that 12-year old NFT digital artist Nyla Hayes would serve as its first-ever “Artist-in-Residence.”
Nyla Hayes created the Long Neckie Collection. It features diverse women sporting long necks that were inspired by Brontosaurus. She is the founder of NFT Children’s Day and was featured in the latest issue of TIME for Kids, whose The cover story explored NFT’s in an age-appropriate way, and also recently featured a TIME article on NFT Space Teen Artists
TIMEPieces is a quarterly program that provides artists with all the necessary tools to help them succeed through NFTs. TIMEPieces will choose an Artist in Residence every quarter to build a focused, intimate collection of artwork in addition the wider initiatives in the TIMEPieces. For a better future, build itGenesis Collection, which featured 40 artists and 4676 pieces.
These Artist-in-Residence collections will continue to allow TIME to bring art on to the blockchain that marries the artist’s signature style with a renowned TIME franchise. This extends TIME’s nearly 100-year tradition of highlighting great artists and photographers of a given era while leading the brand into new innovative spaces—in this case NFT’s and Web3.
Artists will receive the opportunity to release/drop their work to the TIMEPieces community of collectors and maintain an ongoing and direct relationship with them, engage with artistic peers and leaders in the field—both NFT and traditional—as well as reach new audiences through TIME’s global readership.
Keith A. Grossman, President, TIME stated: “Since launching Long Neckie Ladies, Nyla has inspired many individuals within the NFT community and established herself as a leader amongst the next generation of emerging artists. We are thrilled to announce her as our first Artist-in-Residence for TIMEPieces and are excited to see how she applies her talent to our brand.”
The theme for Nyla’s collection will be announced on Thursday, November 11th, 2021 and the art revealed WednesdayOn time.com/timepieces on November 16. On Thursday, November 17, mintting will be held at nft.time.com