DendroRithms

DendroRithms is a generative art installation inspired by tree growth rings.

Every Dendro is uniquely generated from user input using an interactive minting process. Buyers collectively decide the rarity and evolution of the artwork.

color: verdigris - cores: 11
color: verdigris - cores: 11
color: copper - cores: 10
color: copper - cores: 10

dendrochronology (or tree-ring dating)

noun

the scientific method of dating tree rings (also called growth rings) to the exact year they were formed
~Wikipedia

A little history

In 2020 we made a series of hand-drawn artworks with Japanese ink. They were called Memory Taffeta, and they are the inspiration for DendroRithms.

We've now written an algorithm to follow the same methodology we used to create Memory Taffeta II.

Memory Taffeta II - detail
Memory Taffeta II - detail
Memory Taffeta II - M+W '20
Memory Taffeta II - M+W '20

Who are we?

We are MICK + WOUT, an artist/designer/developer duo working together for more than 20 years.

We've done projects from theatre to film, interior to art, furniture design to art installations. You can find our work on mick-wout.com.

100% On-chain

Each Dendro is a one-of-a-kind NFT, eternally stored on the Cardano blockchain. The NFT contains the metadata necessary to regenerate your Dendro as an SVG file. The code will produce the exact same artwork on every run.

color: porcelain - cores: 14
color: porcelain - cores: 14
color: phosphor - cores: 1
color: phosphor - cores: 1

Minting and rarity

There will be a total of 3000 Dendros. Buyers can choose between six standard colours and one colour of the week on minting. The price is 37 ADA each, and only one Dendro can be minted at a time.

A unique feature of this project is that the buyers collectively define rarity. At every mint, a buyer can decide to modify their NFT, or not. This modification will be carried forward in the following NTFs.

Making it physical

From all minted Dendros, 1% will be made into physical artworks and signed by hand. So if all 3000 Dendros are sold, 30 will be selected randomly, produced and sent to the respective NFT owners.

color: lilac - cores: 4
color: lilac - cores: 4
color: frost - cores: 11
color: frost - cores: 11

Giving back

This project is not just for our pleasure and gain. We have bigger plans, and we want to give back through three different channels.

1. For every Dendro minted, we'll donate 2 ADA to World Land Trust to buy land and plant trees.

2. A portion of 10% will go to the Tili.Gallery Artist Treasury, a fund to support and promote artists with their NFT projects. This treasury will eventually be managed by the Tili DAO.

3. Last but not least. After the expiration of the minting policy, we'll open source the code for this project.

The remaining funds will allow us to realise the first version of Tili.Gallery, a CNFT platform and marketplace for visual artists.

When?

The sale will start on 2 February 2022 at 17:00 UTC and stay open until 15 May 2022 at 17:00 UTC. There's a fixed price of 37 ADA for every mint.

Where?

The sale will happen on this website on the minting page, nowhere else. When in doubt, please double-check our policy id below.

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