A collection of animated masterpieces based on physical paintings created by internationally acclaimed artist Dhimant Vyas, with 25% of NFT sales to be donated to Jara, helping empower children in under-resourced communities to receive a quality education anytime, anywhere through the Jara Unit, a personal education device that enables children to learn localized education content in any language without needing access to power, a quality classroom, or the Internet.
View the collection here: https://natura.seva.love
Painted and animated by Dhimant Vyas, the Natura NFT collection of 100 unique 1-of-1 NFTs is rooted around Mother Nature and her many fascinating representations in Indian folk art, representing Dhimant’s unique artistic style and deep concern for the erosion of nature in our race for urbanization. Dhimant is releasing this collection in collaboration with Seva Love to help spread awareness and invoke a sense of urgency for us to collaborate to make the world a more sustainable place.
NFTs #1 - 10 were a sell out release, raising a donation of 3.6875 ETH to Jara. You can now view these NFTs on OpenSea on the resale market.
NFTs #11 - 40 will be released on Wednesday February 23rd at 11AM PST
Click here to learn how to mint the NFTs when the sale goes live.
More details will be announced soon on the timing for future releases.
Additional NFTs will be sent to the first buyer of each NFT from the minting website entitling them access to:
If anyone collects 5 individual NFTs from the Natura collection in the same wallet, they will be granted access to an exclusive private event with Deepak Chopra on creativity & abundance.
Resale of all NFTs from the NFTs will be subject to a 7.5% royalty payment that will be split between Jara, Seva Love and Dhimant Vyas.
In 2020, 91% of the global student population, around 1.63 billion children, were out of school due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Almost half of these children, about 800M, did not have the technology tools they needed to continue their education.
While many children have returned back to the classroom, many of the 800M children who did not have access to distance learning still do not today… 2 years later.
Jara is a 501c3 focused on the children most impacted by the educational crisis who are often in communities with less access to electricity and the internet. These communities include post-disaster zones, low-income communities, refugee camps and more.
The education crisis is not new, but it is exacerbated - Before the COVID-19 pandemic, there were approximately 262 million out of school children worldwide, 565 million who live in conflict or disaster affected countries, for whom access to education was compromised.
Every child on this planet deserves continuous access to the quality education they need to thrive.
Jara has invented the Jara Unit to address this problem, a solar and crank-powered personal education device that provides children offline access to curriculum-aligned educational content. The Jara Unit can mimic a workbook, personal tutor, a textbook, a quizzing tool, and more. It is a teaching tool for teachers, and a learning solution for students.
Funds from the NFT collection will be donated to support Jara’s product and program development to support children everywhere, starting with 10-13 year old children in Nepal, whose communities are still feeling the effects of the 2015 earthquake, where about 60% of children currently do not have access to distance learning, especially in low-internet and low-electricity communities.
Learn more about Jara here and listen to the founder Soraya Fouladi discuss the need and vision for Jara below.
Reimagining the nature of folk art
My world is filled with the rich colors, flavors, and details of stories I hear, literature I read, music I listen to, sounds that fill my days, and life experiences that I come in contact with. In my paintings, these coalesce to take a visual form—sometimes they connect and make a continuum of meaning. Sometimes, they become a means for my self-expression.
In the painting series “Natura,” I’ve worked with a new style synthesized from a fusion of folk art and imaginative world art. At its base are Mother Nature and her many fascinating representations in Indian folk art. She anchors this series, probably representing my deep concern about her erosion in our race for urbanization and a sense of urgency to get reconnected with her.
They lend both solidities with their details and otherworldliness to my work. Through this layered lens, I have viewed characters, culture, emotions, and instances. They are sometimes poignant, sometimes funny, and sometimes even trippy.
I chose mediums like Acrylic on canvas, Watercolours on paper to complement the richness I wanted to bring alive. Ethnic colors add fullness. Original gold foil is the finishing touch.
“Dhimant is such a pure soul … his expression is original and unique. slowly but surely seeping into ones subconscious. I have often had conversations with his paintings. They talk to you.”
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
Indian filmmaker and screenwriter
More details will be released soon! Join the Natura channel on Seva.Love’s discord to learn more.