Creative Framework

Zenerative art

Matto’s Zen-Inspired* Generative Art.

*Zen has a rich history and variety of influences and is part of a beautiful tapestry of Eastern spiritual traditions. Besides Zen / Ch’an, Tantra and Taoism are other practices that are integral to my spiritual life and work.

Zenerative is one of my most well-known frameworks. The projects within this framework are rooted in Zen (and Ch’an) Buddhism, which plays such an important role in my life that it is inextricable from my creative practice. Sharing this with others is important to me, both to express the beauty I see and to spread Buddhist ideas and aesthetics.

The core projects in this framework include:

    1. Enso
    2. FOCUS
    3. Scratch
    4. Time Between the Lines is Thread Through the Mind (Coming soon!)
    5. Working Title Code: “VV” (Coming eventually!)

and hopefully many more to follow!

These core ‘Zenerative’ projects all utilize on-chain javascript, while additional projects associated with these projects vary from EVM generative svgs to personally animated video clips.

All Zenerative projects are created by the same Ethereum account Zenerative.eth (0x983f10B69c6C8d72539750786911359619DF313d)

Project 1: Ensō

Project 2: FOCUS

Project 3: Scratch

Project 4: “Thread”

Environmental Responsibility

As an individual, I purchase 1MW of Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) every month from terrapass.com to more than offset my regular crypto activities. For every Zenerative project, I also buy RECs to more than offset that project’s environmental impact (this is in addition to the offsets that Artblocks.io secures for the platform).

Zenerative projects are carbon negative. You can be assured that the purchase of RECs does not contribute to greenhouse gas emissions, and in fact, is contributing to reducing climate change.

12 MWH of RECs were purchased for Ensō.

12 MWH of RECs were purchased for FOCUS.

10 MWH of RECs were purchased for Scratch.

12 MWH of RECs were purchased for “Thread.”