Dread Pirate Roberts
The Silk Road was an online reputation-based marketplace founded by Ross Ulbricht in 2011 that alleviated the risks associated with purchasing unknown substances from the black market. Bitcoin was exclusively used to transact, operating outside of the mainstream financial system.
I am creating an economic simulation to give people a first-hand experience of what it would be like to live in a world without the systemic use of force.
Silk Road Green
Digitally produced print using a stylus pen
Recreated using a photo of Ross and inspired by the red Warhol Che, I wanted to portray an alternative perspective from the mainstream US media and court decision that resulted in a double-life sentence plus 40 years in maximum security prison. Today Ross occasionally publishes an informative blog about Bitcoin and sovereignty.