Like tears in the rain

The beautiful NFTs of Rustysniper

I’ve seen ART you people wouldn’t believe, colours on fire, glittering beams of light in the dark.

All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in the rain.

Time to die.

…well, actually digital artist don’t have to worry about how long they’ve got, NFTs will last forever.

Replicant Roy Batty’s poignant monologue at the end of Blade Runner (1982), reminds us that we all going to die whether machine or human. In its final moments the robot Roy Batty makes us examine the very nature of humanity as he’s showing more empathy than his creators.

Set in November 2019, Los Angeles, Blade Runner like all futuristic science fiction scenarios, they never eventuate.

The blurred lines between artist and AI, between “hand made” and generative art and between the intersection of art and technology in all its forms make for exciting NFTs.

Olive Allen: ‘Life in a Simulation’ #3d portrait.
🌀If a simulated reality is indistinguishable from "true" reality, which reality is "real"? My self-portrait in 3D...or a simulated me which is indistinguishable from "true" me... This piece is about finding oneself and creating one's own reality.

Damn it Olive, I have no words for how good this is!

its so good I’ll say it again…. Damn it Olive, I have no words for how good this is!

Meanwhile this week Olive Allen took to Twitter

Rebirth of Venus by Lil Miquela

Edition of 1

Old systems, identities and
rules no longer need to
bind us. If we decide
something has value or a
story meaning,

Miquela Sousa has over 1 million followers on Instagram and was recently hacked by a Trump troll. But she isn’t real.

Even corporate created “artists”, whether they are real or not can become culturally relevant.

Back in the 1980’s, after watching Max Headroom I was really hoping all TV Presenters, News Readers would be replaced by artificial creations.

Anyway, who knows what the future holds for art? It’s all running away from us and it’s near impossible to keep up.

Maybe you should visit Future Art in Sydney, Australia 15-17 Jan , 2021


Sorry, I got sidetracked going down the rabbit hole of Generative Art which in itself is a massive art scene that also runs parallel to the Generative Art scene that make NFTs.

What is Generative Art?

Generative Art is a process of algorithmically generating new ideas, forms, shapes, colors or patterns. First, you create rules that provide boundaries for the creation process. Then a computer (or less commonly a human) follows those rules to produce new works.

In contrast to traditional artists who may spend days or even months exploring one idea, generative code artists use computers to generate thousands of ideas in milliseconds. Generative artists leverage modern processing power to invent new aesthetics – instructing programs to run within a set of artistic constraints, and guiding the process to a desired result.

As with all other art forms it splits into dozens of tangents, read all about it here….Generative Art Guide:

In the link above there’s a whole world of other links and examples of Generative Art including some of the most beautiful pieces by Scott Davies , best known for creating “Electric Sheep”, a collective intelligence consisting of 450,000 computers and people create infinite abstract animations.

Electric Sheep

Electric Sheep Archive

There’s some incredibly beautiful art in the archives.

This “electric sheep” was designed by “Brood”.

Ok, we’ve gone full circle now, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep was written by Philip K Dick and was the basis for the movie BLADE RUNNER.

I’ve always been a fan of Colour Field painting that grew out of the 1950’s and 1960’s where abstract paintings were made as a flat field of colour for their sheer beauty as colour on a surface not representing anything in the real world.

The Generative Artist RUSTYSNIPER is one such colourfield artist who I collect for their sheer beauty and unlike the colourfield paintings of the past these NFTs move.

rustysniper is a nonbinary artist who works with generative digital art as well as collage, colored pencil and ink. rusty is particularly inspired by the psychedelic, surreal, and childlike. 

I purchased this NTF by rustysniper after falling in love with its mesmeric quality, a beauty that is benign, despite hinting at a lingering organic danger

Mostly Inedible, edition of 5, by rustysniper

I’ve kept an eye on rustysniper for some time, purchasing 3 NFTs over that period and the thing that impresses me is her steady consistency and quality in everything she makes.

Party Lava, edition of 5, by rustysniper

I purchased Party Lava as soon as I saw it, I couldn’t resist buying it.

For those who collect NFTs, what you got here with rustysniper is good, consistent and affordable art in small editions.

Seriously good NFTs for as little as 0.1ETH

…and she doesn’t over produce!!

All this makes her a no brainer to collect.

Rustysniper link on >> Rarible

I acquired this too……

Grid Puddle, by rustysniper , edition of 5