PROJECT TIMELINE

A continual work in progress! (newest to oldest)

Metta #0 (portrait mode – still image)

Metta

Date: 4/13/24

Genre: Generative / JavaScript

Run: Algorithmic Edition of 256 (erc-721) 

Dimensions: 9 x 16 or 16 x 9 

Series / Number: MFA

Platform: intrinsic.art

“Metta” is an exploration of the interconnected world, visually represented through procedural patterns and Voronoi tessellations created through a process similar in principle to signed distance functions. The patterns created in this project reflect life’s intricate web, showing how individual entities, distinct yet interconnected, form a cohesive whole. The artwork’s animation, driven by interaction between the entities, brings these connections to life, illustrating the dynamic nature of relationships.

The “Template/Code” Art

Mythics of the Multichain

Date: 3/26/24

Genre: Onchain PFP, “Generative” (Solidity)

Run: 64 Mythic NFTs, Many Chains

Dimensions: 16×16 pixels as SVG 

Series / Number: NA / Crypto Ecosystem

Platform: ALL THE CHAINS

Mythics of the Multichain is an experimental PFP collection destined to be deployed on every major blockchain and layer. On compatible chains, each Mythic PFP accrues Mythic Points between transfers, and royalties from Mythic sales are sent to the Mythic Treasury contract. These points can be converted into Mythic Treasure ($MYTH) on the Mythic Treasury contract. $MYTH can be HODLed or burnt in exchange for a portion of the pooled royalties (NOT AN INVESTMENT).

Strange <Block> Buddha (at blockheight 800,000)

Strange <Block> Buddha

Date: 3/7/24

Genre: Generative (JavaScript)

Run: 1/1

Dimensions: floor(sqrt(blockheight)) pixels per side 

Series / Number: MFA

Platform: ???

Strange <Block> Buddha offers deterministic and unique variations of the Buddhabrot with each new Bitcoin block. It grows in scale and computational difficulty with every additional block as the Bitcoin network grows.

“Thread” 0

Time Between the Lines is Thread Through the Mind

Date: 3/5/24

Genre: Generative SVG (JavaScript)

Run: Algorithmic Edition of 128 (erc-721)

Dimensions: Resolution Agnostic

Series / Number: Zenerative #4

Platform: Plottables.io

Time Between the Lines is Thread Through the Mind (AKA “Thread”) is a meditative plotter-performance artwork, where each experience is uniquely recorded using specific pens on dark or light paper.

Squiral 0

Squirals

Date: 2/23/24

Genre: Plotted SVG (JavaScript generated)

Run: Open (erc-721)

Dimensions: 2400 x 2400 photograph

Series / Number: Zenerative #3i

Platform: Custom contract on Base.

Plotting the same digital shape – a square spiral – analog differences in material become the inputs to a generative art system that reimagines uniformity.

Candles Flicker (Token #1)

Freestyle H-ai-ku

Date: 10/1/23

Genre: AI Collab / Literature / Solidity

Run: 1/1s, 1:1 with published poetry (erc-721)

Dimensions: 7200 x 7200

Series / Number: NA

Platform: Substratum

“Freestyle H-ai-ku” is an AI-enhanced exploration of my Freestyle Haiku poetry. This project utilizes AI as a collective unconscious that not only intensifies the expressiveness of my poetry but also unveils hidden truths and newfound meanings within my words.

AnnoMetta (still from 9/30/23)

AnnoMetta

Date: 9/30/23

Genre: Generative / JavaScript

Run: NA

Dimensions: NA

Series / Number: NA

Platform: NA, view at annometta.com

AnnoMetta is an artwork that symbolizes community connections through a dynamic canvas. With elements shifting daily, monthly, and annually, the generative art is fully customizable via URL parameters.

LFG CoinTokens #69

CoinTokens

Date: 7/10/23

Genre: AI Collab / Solidity

Run: 9 Mintable, Multi-Edition Tokens (erc-1155)

Dimensions: 5,000 x 5,000

Series / Number: NA

Platform: NA

A ‘CoinTokens’ contract (template I coded and implemented for $LFG) allows back and forth exchange between an ERC-20 and ERC-1155 NFTs that represent integer denominations of that ERC-20. 

Scratch #0

Scratch

Date: 6/2/23

Genre: Generative SVG (P5.js)

Run: Algorithmic Edition of 64 (erc-721)

Dimensions: Resolution Agnostic

Series / Number: Zenerative #3

Platform: Plottables.io

Scratch is a Zen-inspired generative art project that explores the captivating patterns that sanding discs create on metal surfaces. The digital artworks can be pen-plotted at any scale, and an alternate physical output can be created on sheets of metal using CNC machines.

genPepes #1

genPepes

Date: 4/20/23

Genre: Generative Art (P5.js)

Run: 69 Editions (erc-1155)

Dimensions: Resolution Agnostic

Series / Number: NA

Platform: Manifold

Feels Good.

Additional Info:
On every refresh, a Pepe design is randomly chosen and drawn with random shapes.

Folded Hands (LIGHTS #1)

LIGHTS

Date: 2/13/23

Genre: Meta / 2.5D Design

Run: 3367 Editions (erc-1155)

Dimensions: 3600 x 3600

Series / Number: LIGHTS #1

Platform: Manifold

LIGHTS is a burn-to-mint collection. To me, the folded hands emoji is an image of gratitude & appreciation – and I’m creating this project for my collectors. I hope that owners will use the Folded Hands NFTs as ‘tokens of appreciation’ and will occasionally send them to others. Folded Hands is the burnable token needed to mint all future pieces in the LIGHTS collection.

Mathare Memories #1

Mathare Memories

Date: 12/19/22

Genre: Photography / Multimedia

Run: 68 Tokens (erc-721)

Dimensions: 2160 x 2160

Series / Number: NA

Platform: Substratum

Mathare Memories is an interactive, multimedia collection of 68 photographs taken in the Mathare slum of Nairobi, Kenya in 2007. High resolution images and audio files are permanently stored on Arweave, are backed up on Github, and are retrieved for display by on-chain JavaScript running in your browser.

Chainlife #0

Chainlife

Date: 11/8/22

Genre: Generative (P5.js)

Run: Algorithmic Edition of 4096 (erc-721)

Dimensions: Resolution Agnostic

Series / Number: Substratum 1

Platform: Substratum

Chainlife tokens: microcosms of digital life, that are interactive, evolving, and aware.

Chainlife world: ever-changing macrocosm controlled by you, that is collaborative, (also on-chain), and extendible.

Chainlife forest: growing a healthy forest ecosystem (not on chain) to fight climate change and keep Chainlife carbon negative.

Texture and Hues #75

Texture and Hues

Date: 8/26/22

Genre: Generative SVG (Solidity)

Run: Algorithmic Edition of 256 (erc-721)

Dimensions: undefined

Series / Number: Substratum #ii

Platform: Substratum

A minimal, live-rendered, on-chain/in-chain, monochromatic token collection.

deFOCUSed #0

deFOCUSed

Date: 7/25/22

Genre: Generative SVG (Solidity)

Run: Algorithmic Edition of 567 (erc-721)

Dimensions: undefined

Series / Number: Zenerative #2i

Platform: Substratum

deFOCUSed is a 100% on-chain project closely associated with Matto’s Art Blocks ‘FOCUS’ project.

BLONK #0

BLONKS

Date: 5/24/22

Genre: Generative SVG (Solidity)

Run: Algorithmic Edition of 4444 (erc-721)

Dimensions: Resolution Agnostic

Series / Number: Substratum #i

Platform: Substratum

BLONKS is a collection of 4,444 completely on-chain vector-graphic illustrations with personality and with unique design mechanics. BLONKS token images are deterministic and change when transferred between wallets, they’re licensed CC0, and they live on Ethereum.

Motion Study #001

Motion Studies

Date: 4/7/22

Genre: Film / Video

Run: n NFTs, 25 Editions each (erc-1155)

Dimensions: 4000 x 4000

Series / Number: Motion Studies

Platform: TEIA -> Manifold

Animated scenes, editions of 25, on Tezos Ethereum (this Tezos work can now be bridged).

PHO-DENZA #02

PHO-DENZA

Date: 1/4/22

Genre: Photography

Run: 5 Artifacts, 3 Editions each (Tezos)

Dimensions: 6000 x 4000

Series / Number: NA

Platform: OBJKT

DISCONTNIUED

A NFT photography experiment on the Tezos blockchain with 100% of all sales and royalties donated to charities supporting Asian-Americans.

FOCUS #0

FOCUS

Date: 10/26/21

Genre: Generative Art (P5.js)

Run: Algorithmic Edition of 567 (erc-721)

Dimensions: Resolution Agnostic

Series / Number: Zenerative #2

Platform: Art Blocks

FOCUS is an exploration of, and meditation on, the act of directed attention, the fixture of concentration, the state permitting clarity, and the mathematical point of convergence.

Yin Mandala: Green

Yin Mandala Series

Date: 9/15/21

Genre: Photo-Composite

Run: 7 Tokens (erc-721)

Dimensions: 30,000 x 30,000

Series / Number: Meditative Mints

Platform: Manifold

This series is inspired by the duality of Yin and Yang: the opposing but complementary forces, aspects, and energies present in the world.

The Yin Mandala series has been completed. The Yang Mandala series is a work in progress.

Thought and Desire #14

Crystallized Illusions

Date: 9/3/21

Genre: Generative Art

Run: 99 Tokens (erc-721)

Dimensions: Varied

Series / Number: NA

Platform: Opensea -> Manifold

Inspired by Buddhist philosophy, Crystallized Illusions is a collection of 99 pieces created through a generative process.

Three variations of this process were made to correspond to the categories of illusions as described by Zhiyi (538–597 CE), the fourth patriarch of the T’ien-t’ai (or Tí Taî) Buddhist tradition.

Ensō Water Painting #9

Ensō Water Paintings

Date: 7/22/21

Genre: Film / Video

Run: 100 Tokens (erc-721)

Dimensions: 1000 x 1000

Series / Number: Zenerative 1i

Platform: Mintbase

100 Ensō Water Paintings were created to reward lucky buyers of my Art Blocks project Ensō.

Dice was rolled and recorded, paintings were made with water, video recorded each painting’s creation and evaporation.

Ensō #2

Ensō

Date: 3/22/21

Genre: Generative (P5.js)

Run: Algorithmic Edition of 1000 (erc-721)

Dimensions: Resolution Agnostic

Series / Number: Zenerative #1

Platform: Art Blocks

In Zen, ensō is a circular symbol that represents elegance and enlightenment. It is typically painted by hand in an uninhibited way, allowing for unexpected and beautiful results.

String Vibrations #1

String Vibrations

Date: 11/28/2020

Genre: Photography

Run: 7 editions of 7 (erc-1155)

Dimensions: 5184 x 3456

Series / Number: AZART

Platform: Owned Contract on Rarible

Our perception of an object’s form can be manipulated based on its speed and motion. Line becomes solid and ridge becomes texture; time and motion come alive.

Fractured Flame #1

Fractured

Date: 10/06/2020

Genre: Digital Painting

Run: 32 editions of 7 (erc-1155)

Dimensions: Varies, 7200 x 10890

Series / Number: AZART

Platform: Owned Contract on Rarible

Exploratory digital paintings of posed models, enhaneed/dehanced by early AI tools.

PXXL #1

PXXL

Date: 10/05/2020

Genre: Digital Painting

Run: 19 editions of 7 (erc-1155)

Dimensions: Varies, 30 x 20

Series / Number: AZART

Platform: Owned Contract on Rarible

Exploratory digital paintings of original, implied-erotic photographs.

Embers Composition #1

Compositions in Energy

Date: 10/03/2020

Genre: Photography

Run: 10 editions of 7 (erc-1155)

Dimensions: Varies, 2304 x 3456

Series / Number: AZART

Platform: Owned Contract on Rarible

Original photographs capturing energy in nature.

Ariel Motion Study – Turning

Ariel Motion Studies

Date: 10/02/2020

Genre: Photo-Composite

Run: 9 editions of 7 (erc-1155)

Dimensions: Varies, 6000 x 9000

Series / Number: AZART

Platform: Owned Contract on Rarible

Digital composite of original photographs I took of the model known as ‘Ariel’ while in motion.

Golden Deer Skull

Golden Deer Skull (1st NFT!)

Date: 10/01/2020

Genre: Photo-Composite

Run: Edition of 3 (erc-1155)

Dimensions: Varies, 2578 x 3222

Series / Number: AZART

Platform: Owned Contract on Rarible

Photograph of a white-tailed deer skull I collected from my family lands and painted in 2010. Hung by a piece of red leather.

ANTIVENOM

ANTIVENOM

Date: 10/19/17

Genre: Speculative Fiction

Run: NA

Dimensions: ~150k Words

Series / Number: Infinite Vampire IV

Platform: Self-Published

It’s all come down to this: a call to the brave to do what’s right and kill who’s wrong. More than anyone imagined is on the line, and that line is a trail of destruction leading straight toward Væir. A small team of heroes has a huge task, but it’s not as simple as they believe…

MAELSTROM

MAELSTROM

Date: 8/12/17

Genre: Speculative Fiction

Run: NA

Dimensions: ~100k Words

Series / Number: Infinite Vampire III

Platform: Self-Published

There is no peace for the wicked, and tonight there’s none for anyone in Washington, DC. Minutes ago, horror was unleashed, and no one is prepared—they’re devastated. When push comes to gnaw, people must choose: try not to die, or sacrifice themselves to save another…

QUEEN’S GAMBIT

QUEEN’S GAMBIT

Date: 7/6/17

Genre: Speculative Fiction

Run: NA

Dimensions: ~140k Words

Series / Number: Infinite Vampire II

Platform: Self-Published

Exhausted after their weekend, a small-town family of vampires heads to DC. They’re greeted by a plot that threatens to blow their world apart and cast it into chaos. The fates of the nation, the Vampire Order, and their family are up in the air…

BLOOD 4 LIFE

BLOOD 4 LIFE

Date: 5/6/17

Genre: Speculative Fiction

Run: NA

Dimensions: ~80k Words

Series / Number: Infinite Vampire I

Platform: Self-Published

Stay living in secret—in peace—or help the humans with their “zombie problem” and risk having the life you’ve built torn to pieces? One vampire family faces such a dilemma, and whether they like it or not, they’re about to have the biggest adventure of their lives…

SOPHIA’S JOURNAL

SOPHIA’S JOURNAL

Date: 1/6/17

Genre: Speculative Fiction

Run: NA

Dimensions: 96 handwritten and illustrated pages

Series / Number: Infinite Vampire 0

Platform: Self-Published

This documents one survivor’s journey and marks the beginning of the Infinite Vampire adventure. It features over two dozen custom, pen and ink drawings and 96 pages of handwritten story.

2:14 in 214 (frame)

2:14 in 214

Date: 10/2012

Genre: Video

Length: 2:14

Dimensions: 1920 x 1080

2 minutes and 14 seconds in room 214. The room had a speaker system installed and a dimmer switch to the overhead lights. Somehow the speakers were picking up electrical interference from the dimmer as I adjusted the lights. The video and sound is 100% raw (not manipulated in post).

Athena Parthenos

Stardust Nudes

Original Creation Date: 5/18/2012

Genre: Photography

Run: 11 editions of 7 (erc-1155)

Dimensions: Varies, 12000 x 18000

Series / Number: AZART

Platform: Owned Contract on Rarible

In this series I combine majestic satellite images of star clusters, nebulae, and supernova remnants with my own photographic work in nudes and portraits.

Freestyle Haiku

Freestyle Haiku

Date: 3/26/10

Genre: Spiritual Poetry

Run: Ongoing

Dimensions: NA

Series / Number: Freestyle Haiku

Platform: FreestyleHaiku.com

1250 poems and counting.

Est. 2010. Free forever. By Matto.

Welcome to Mathare (frame)

Welcome to Mathare

Date: 4/2009

Genre: Video

Length: 40:15

Dimensions: 720 x 480

This documentary film and photojournalism project reveals the reality of living in what the UN called “The most brutal slum in Africa.”

AUX 2 (frame)

AUX 2

Date: 10/2008

Genre: Video

Length: 4:00

Dimensions: 720 x 480

AUX 2 [codename: spacejunk] is the second in a series of AUX works. These works are sometimes meditative and other times chaotic—all resulting from video feedback experimentation and other video manipulative processes.

AUX (frame)

AUX

Date: 4/2007

Genre: Video

Length: 6:00

Dimensions: 720 x 480

AUX 1 [codename: kiwi]. The electronic image is doubled, crossed, combined, and looped upon itself, exposing the circuitry matrix and becoming its own surface texture, color, and motion. By pulsing to its own overlapping signals, it becomes a mediated self-destruction and/or a new art medium.

Awen (frame)

Awen

Date: 5/2007

Genre: Video

Length: 9:30

Dimensions: 1920 x 1080

Awen is an ancient word meaning something like breath of inspiration or flow of energy. In this piece, two paintings and a sculpture of the cubist aesthetic come to life, shimmering, pulsing, vibrating, and transforming the image into a condensed expression of nature of the subject; scattering perspective, time, and form.

[tides] (frame)

[tides]

Date: 4/2007

Genre: Video

Length: 5:55

Dimensions: 720 x 480

[tides] is a video meditation on human movement, water, and our bodies. If surf were people, how would it move? The image was modified using a time-based
effect I programmed.

Limits (frame)

Limits

Date: 4/2006

Genre: Video

Length: 6:30

Dimensions: 720 x 480

This film is an assemblage of short animations, each portraying a boundary or transitional zone within our bodies: breath, blood, flesh, and thought or desire. At these zones, inanimate becomes animate and chemical becomes life.

Perdurance (frame)

Perdurance

Date: 2/2006

Genre: Video

Length: 14:00

Dimensions: 720 x 480

This film explores the motion of our minds, through observations of the persistence and endurance of daily living. It was inspired from metaphysical notions of perdurance through time. The image was modified using a time-based effect I programmed.

Dissolution (frame)

Dissolution

Date: 5/2005

Genre: Video

Length: 6:00

Dimensions: 1280 x 720

Dissolution attempts to dissolve the notions of personal boundaries through elemental transformations. It portrays life and human action as fluid, elegant, and ever-changing, through slit-scan, stroboscopic, and rotoscoped animation techniques.

Shadows (frame)

Shadows

Date: 4/2005

Genre: Video

Length: 6:00

Dimensions: 720 x 480

This collaborative piece is a playful experimental cine-dance film with a unique score. A custom light-box was created for shooting the choreographers, creating a different sort of stage, onto which they could perform. Originally performed with live dance in front of projected video, a cinematic version was also made.

Reflecting Pool (frame)

Reflecting Pool

Date: 4/2004

Genre: Video

Length: 9:00

Dimensions: 720 x 480

Sometimes the smallest event can have the most profound repercussions. Reflecting Pool creates a contemplative but highly charged visual and musical expedition through a cycle of chaos and recovery. Made with direct on film animation, macroscopic and microscopic digital video recording, as well as live action footage.

Tathata (frame)

Tathata

Date: 5/2003

Genre: Video

Length: 12:00

Dimensions: 720 x 480

A Mahayana Buddhist word for such-ness or that-ness, meant to express the quality and fullness of the universe in every instant, this film follows the path of a young man lost in his own mind on a journey towards acceptance and growth.

Reverberations (frame)

Reverberations

Date: 4/2002

Genre: Video

Length: 9:00

Dimensions: 720 x 480

Using a video rotoscoping technique, the abstract imagery seen within this piece was all drawn from human movement. Inspired from martial artists and dancers, their motions are further animated and ultimately abstracted.

BLUE (frame)

BLUE

Date: 5/2001

Genre: Video

Length: 5:00

Dimensions: 720 x 480

Set to the classical piece “Hungarian Rhapsody No.2,” BLUE is a playful experimentation of dancing light and visual music. All imagery was shot as live action, then reanimated and composited.