Thought leads to action and action translates ideas and thoughts into reality. Technology now allows us to capture thought in its nascent form forever preserved on the blockchain. The idea that there is something beyond a computer screen of pixels with a much more profound and deeper emotional and spiritual meaning can take us on a new journey where rather than being judged for expressing so called childish imagination we are rewarded for it by like minds.
In a lot of ways, when you think about any form of artistic expression, you’ll find it allows you the ability to dream again without the guilt of being an adult and being forced to grow up. Often the joy of appreciating true art is seeing, sensing and feeling a real part of the artist’s inner soul without quite realising it. Art in many ways is the freedom to say what you want how you want and is a vitally important form of the most pure expression possible.
As NFTs, intellectual and artistic property becomes "coined" into a digital asset that lives on the blockchain as technology evolves but the creative process and emotional intent behind digital art is no less magical, inspiring or passionate than that of our ancestors creating prehistoric cave paintings. Ideas are created and then transferred from thought to then create something real.
Now these "ideas" can become digitally preserved forever on the blockchain, no paper or canvas in sight. If you can think it into existence you can use modern technology to easily translate and store your art and make it happen. A thought becomes something physically present when it is translated into sound, words, art or other physical manifestations.
I make art with the lights in my head, I see visions when I hear sounds, and colors when I feel textures, I see musical notes and sounds as patterns and visual formations. As a visual artist it's extremely difficult for me to put my thoughts into words, so I try to show them to the world through creating art.
I work as a designer and developer for the collective and my job is to make sure that everything on our digital storefront looks as good as it can. I handle everything from the design, to graphics, and even animations. On top of that, I have a side project where I create art every once in a while.
I am a bi-polar, autistic synesthete. My art is a visual metaphor for what it's like to be inside my head. I try to create emotive graphics to express my perspective on life. I use my synesthesia to make visual joy and happiness perspectives. I want people to see my art and hear my story. I want to show the world that I'm more than just labels.
The Pixel Peepz series is my own personal homage to the OG Crypto Punks. I wanted to create something that was both similar and different at the same time. I can’t write or use scripts to generate punk images and so I tried to do it my own way manually painting each one by one.
I see the world through my eyes, and try to describe what I see to you through the medium of art and emotion. I try my best to share my truth and be honest. I would never be able to paint the pictures in my head like I do if I didn't have synaesthesia, autism and bi-polar disorder. The constant emotional pain and extreme depression are the things that drive me every single day and keep me alive somehow.
Synesthesia is a neurological condition where many senses are blended together into a single multi-sensory experience. I see colors and hear sounds when I see letters and numbers, I taste certain things in response to certain people, I have colours for days of the week and many other daily experiences like this all day every day of my life. I try to express neurological phenomena in a visual way to express what I see and to create awareness about the spectrum of neurological diversity.
The Pixel Peepz began their lives as plain 400x400 pixel avatars randomly generated by me clicking on a button named random over and over again and saving each result. I wanted to make each unique before I painted or drew them and to make at least 100 in each different style of painting or drawing that fascinated and spoke to me in some deeply emotional way. I spent over a month full time working 16 hours+ per day using over 30 different softwares, filters, effects, tools and painting techniques to finally be able to express what I had been seeing in my head for so long.
My art is an expression of how I see the world and how I deal with being alive. It’s about not feeling good enough, no matter how hard you try. It’s about being afraid to be different, because your brain is telling you to be normal and you can’t control yourself. It’s about feeling lost and unable to see the light at the end of the tunnel. It’s about being misunderstood and feeling like no one cares. Art is my struggle, and art is my story.
Techie, Goth, Nerd, wannabe Philosopher; everything you'd expect from someone producing NFTs.
It chills me out. Engaging in artistic pursuits helps focus the mind when diverted to other things.
Many and multifarious, or so I like to think. More seriously, mental resilience, I'm going to see this project through to the end.
I make the websites, design the presentation, handle the IT infrastructure, and keep it all going.
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