Earlier this year I made my first Digital Authenticity Certificate (DAC) for one of my sculptures and it was easier than I thought. Below are the steps to make your own.

DAC for my Sculpture Vortex II


Creating a Digital Authenticity Certificate with Digital Twin by .ART: A Step-by-Step Guide

Art and technology continue to blend in fascinating ways, and as an artist, I am always on the lookout for innovations that can add value to my work. A few months ago, I took a significant step into the future by creating my first Digital Authenticity Certificate using the service with Digital Twin by .ART. Here, I want to share with you the easy and quick process that can revolutionise the way you present and validate your artwork.

1. Understanding the Importance of Digital Authenticity

In today's digital age, authenticity takes on new dimensions. Traditional certificates have their place, but they lack the dynamic, secure, and modern touch that a digital certificate provides. It's not just a digital transformation; it's a way to enhance trust, credibility, and uniqueness in the art world. I always issue a printed certificate and have now moved to issuing both.

2. Choosing Digital Twin by .ART

Why Digital Twin by .ART? With so many platforms out there, I was drawn to this service because of its seamless integration, reliability, and focus on artistic needs. It's designed with artists in mind, and that made my choice simple. It is also free to use, but I am unsure for how long. I always try my hardest to avoid subscription services, so maybe in the future I can host my own.

3. Starting the Process

Creating a Digital Authenticity Certificate was surprisingly straightforward. Here's how I went about it:

a. Registration: Signing up was a breeze. With just a few clicks, I was part of the Digital Twin community.

b. Selecting the Artwork: I then chose the piece I wanted to certify, at this stage unlimited pieces can be certified.

c. Uploading Details: Information like the title, medium, dimensions, and a high-quality image was all that was required. It was easy to navigate, and assistance was available whenever I needed it.

d. Review and Confirmation: A quick review, and I was ready to confirm. The system guided me through each step, ensuring accuracy and completeness.

4. Receiving the Certificate

In no time at all, I had my Digital Authenticity Certificate. I can easily link and embed the certificate. A good place to put it is on the webpage of the artwork you are certifying. See the example for Vortex II on JacoRoeloffs.com

5. Sharing and Integrating

One of the highlights of this experience was how easy it was to share and integrate the certificate with my website. It's more than just a certificate; it's a statement, a mark of quality that fellow artists, collectors, and art enthusiasts can trust.


The world of art is ever evolving, and embracing digital authenticity is a step towards the future. My experience with Digital Twin by .ART has been nothing short of inspiring, and I encourage you to explore this new horizon. Feel free to reach out if you need any support or guidance, and let's continue to innovate, create, and lead in the world of art.