Generative Collection

Crystallized Illusions

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.

The Project

Each of the three variations of the generative process was used to created 33 distinct images.

Crystallized Illusions set 1: Thought and Desire (33 images on black)

Crystallized Illusions set 2: Innumerable (33 images on white)

Crystallized Illusions set 3: True Nature (33 images on gray)

Each image has a complexity attribute that correlates to the final image’s scale, and this is denoted in each image’s name (1-33). Images in each set grow from 1500 x 1500 pixels to 6300 x 6300 pixels, and they are all consistent with one another (for example, Thought and Desire 7, Innumerable 7, and True Nature 7 all share the same resolution).

The official collection can be seen here.

This is not a Zenerative NFT project, but it is related in that it is inspired by Buddhist philosphy and tradition. If you enjoy this project, you might also enjoy learning about the Zenerative project at