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Ensō and the start of a monumental project
The image above is the one I bought for myself at launch. (Sometimes the ink runs out before the circle completes! Just like a real painting, there’s infinite possibilities here.)
Note that the project creates resolution-independent images in your browser (I’ve rendered up to 16,000 x 16,000 pixels) and that the project and tokens are 100% hosted immutably ‘on-chain’ (big selling point for crypto ‘collectors/investors’). Oh yeah, and when run in a browser, the tokens have an interactive element: clicking on them shows/hides the signature stamp.
Cool huh? Anyway, I’ve sold 150 out of 1,000 so far, and I’ve just completed the first stages of a website for this and other Zen-inspired generative projects: Zenerative.com (update: I’m transitioning to a new site at matto.xyz) There, I’ve got more examples of user-minted Ensōs, a walkthrough on how to buy an artblocks.io mint, high-resolution rendering tools, print-ordering tips, more links, and what I’m probably the most excited about: a roadmap for the larger project that Ensō started.
Without going into too much detail, I’m going to make 8 of these Zen-inspired generative art projects, and I want to use those NFTs to start a Decentralized Autonomous Organization to support Eastern spirituality in the metaverse. (If you’re interested, you can learn about DAO’s here.)
This endeavor will take years, probably closer to a decade, but I’m really excited about it because it’ll allow me to continue to challenge myself, learn, make art, promote spirituality, and share it!
If you have any contacts that may be interested in learning more about this project, please send them a link to this post! I truly appreciate the help and interest.
Thank you for reading!