The wonderful bestiary of psycho-social and cultural influence
Tokats are small pieces of a 15,000 piece puzzle. The work as a whole is a physical piece measuring 2 meters x 2 meters, when completed, and will be presented to the public during the Biennale Arte di Venezia at the Artbox Expo in 2022.
NFTs make up the pieces of the puzzle in this collection. The work in its entirety is the physical work: Le Wonderful Bestiary of Psycho-social and Cultural Influences.
Inspired by my childhood in the 80s, it’s a 24×24 pixel-art artistic project that is tokenized with 15,000 fun NFTs in 2000x2000px full of meaning and hidden secrets!
But we will talk about that in future.
An integral part of creating this physical work uses “collectible NFT” media, creating an extension of work in dematerialisation, for me this is an important research concept.
The 15,000 unique NFTs have been created solely by myself, using only pixels, and a spreadsheet, to verify that each illustration is unique. No Code, no random generation mode, no third party services.
FULLY FINISHED ARTWORK
Title: The Wonderful Bestiary of Psycho-social and Cultural Influence
- Original and unique artwork will be signed by the creator/artist with a counter signatory
- Certificate of authenticity
- Printed in HD on high resistance material waranted and framed
Work NFTs base : 24×24 px
Final NFTs works : 2000×2000 px
The founding idea is that these little characters, the Tokats, represent us and our cultural, intellectual, conceptual and political influences.
This collection is a reflection of contemporary human society, that influences the individual, intellectually, consciously and unconsciously.
Each Tokats has its own features that indicate its influences, becomes the detail, indistinguishable from an overview and which participates in this explosion of colors, chaotic, intriguing and fascinating. Our para-natural ecosystem.
Rarity and uniqueness concept,
All 15,000 Tokats are unique
Characteristics and Traits:
- The skin and backgrounds standard colors (combination of 882),
- Variety of standard noses and mouths (combination of more than 25,
- Light color for muzzle and chest (2 different styles),
- Furs (3 different styles),
- Morphology (4 different styles),
- Facial expression (15 different combinations),
- Accessories (more than 220 different customised items and clothing)
(Properties in italic are not rare characteristic or traits)
Classification criteria for rarity is dependant on the Tokats influences
THE PEONS: Most are still virgin, others, already have an element of influence represented by an accessory and all are unique in their simplicity. These are all those who do not belong to any of the other following groups.
THE ELITES: They are opinion leaders, influencers. They have two or three accessories… but above all they are wacky Tokats!
THE BOSSES: They are the strongest after the legends, they symbolise the media, the secondary politicians, the powers, which are good or bad according to the criteria of each one.
They have four “properties” including a costume, some props are only on bosses… Terrifying isn’t it?
THE LEGENDS: Symbolize the sources of influence, and it’s a fan art space to have fun and a tribute to people, the opportunity to talk about those I like (for the majority of cases;). Here you will find musicians, actors, characters from films, novels, comics but also certain historical characters and representations of certain powers at work in the world.
THE ULTIMATE ACTION TOKATS: A mystery revealed in level 2! (see roadmap)
- 86 Legends
- 974 Bosses
- 1203 Rare Elites
- 2768 Elites
- 3853 Peons (Uncommons)
- 6116 Peons
Status of mint on Opensea (public pre-sales)
This public presale IS conceptually PART of the work. It’s not just an NFT project launch, it’s the exploitation as a medium of this concept. This kind of exhibition will finally end in June 2022. In the meantime, it allows curious people and members of the nascent community on Discord to discover and acquire the NFTs of this project if they wish, whatever their budget. This presale is conceptual. It exposes a price really calculated according to the distribution of the rarity between the Tokats (The value that is given to Man in his ecosystem?…).
During a phase 2 Discord event, when the community is ready and sufficient (see roadmap below), the announcement for the launch of the sale will be made.
General Status of the uploads to January 28th
Minting concept and a reflection about the price of things
A lot of consideration was given to the characteristics and traits of the Tokats, as well as their backgrounds and influences.
For instance physical appearance symbolised by the mouth, the nose, etc. do not take into account the rarity of the token. It could have created more “properties”… but I wanted the meaning be more important.
These are things that humans do not choose.
The scarcity inducing value in NFT, I do not consider that the color of the skin, the physical appearance and the origin of a person can be considered as a mark of personal value in this artistic concept where the Tokats symbolize the human being in his ecosystem and his intellectual conceptions.
Similarly, among the 20 most common Tokats (but not limited to), some have unique properties that have not been entered in Opensea. These properties will represent future legends or potential legends that may have no significant value in the eyes of everyone and the world… only those who are interested will discover these Tokats.
Finally, as my work is being used for representative symbolic purposes, everyone should therefore be able to have access to the primary market of this project, regardless of the funds they want to devote to the purchase of a work.
For this reason until summer 2022, the time of the pre-sales, there will be Quantity: 870 Peon Tokats (solid color) allocated for a minimum price on the sales platform.