A genderqueer, multi-disciplinary artist that has been in the NFT ecosystem for about 1 year. They spent their first 8 months just learning and observing before minting their 1st piece. They started their artistic journey by doing film photography in the 1990s and moved on to digital photography and manipulation by 2005. And from there to now, they have been dabbling in digital art, and have been learning the tech side of it as well. Recently they did a machine learning course, as well as learned to code.
This has led Scizors to AI-generated art. We talked about their latest series, which was generated by a haiku and is listed on Foundation. The haiku is the same for all images, but by utilizing “filters” they were able to generate several striking images that look like abstract-figurative oil paintings.
The haiku is; Does the ai day
Dream of claire silver in the
Rad style of Zin Lim (??)
Amazing results from a simple haiku.
I asked what is the strongest influence on their work, they responded that it is “the desire to see the world through a distorted lens.” And that they have the compulsion to create.
I was curious if that also meant doing research. Scizors told me that they tend to fall down rabbit holes, especially technical ones. But they are also drawn towards figurative-abstract art, and they will also fall down that rabbit hole looking at different styles, colors and techniques.
Next, I asked about their process. They told me that it’s usually experimental and chaotic, but that it is different for each series. But 1 thing that is constant for them is the intersection of technology and art.
I know that most NFT artists have a strong network of other artists that support and inspire them. Scizors has that, and mentioned @rocketgirlNFT and the #trashart on Tezos community as being the reason that they are still here. Those communities gave them the courage to believe in themselves as an artist. “These communities have kept them in the game.”
As NFT collector-artist, they give 10-20% of their proceeds back to the community. They like to support newer artists, as it helps them feel more comfortable and supported.
Their favorite artist is the Dada movement. They relate to the confrontation of social norms which helped them see a way out of their conservative upbringing.
Their favorite color is blue and deep blues.
If they could change 1 thing in the NFT ecosystem it would be to have more real diversity and inclusion, and equity.
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