Web3 has opened up new avenues of creative expression and individuality by allowing users to recreate their digital identity. NFTs have become increasingly personalizable and dynamic, making them a popular choice for digital art projects. Snark.art and OG.Art’s Heterosis project has taken advantage of this by launching a collection of dynamic NFT flowers on March 8.
The NFT flowers are breedable and customizable by holders, allowing them to create a hybrid species from the available catalog of flowers. As new flower traits are discovered, they spread across the entire population, creating diversification similar to nature. However, users must pay a fee to the owner of the flower they wish to breed with, creating two virtual flower markets – one for selling rare digital flowers and the other for selling DNA traits.
The collection was created by artists Mat Collishaw and Danil Krivoruchko, who wanted to create art that was unique to the metaverse. The mechanics behind the project are essential to Heterosis and can only be possible in a decentralized space. Krivoruchko stated that creating art for a project that can evolve with different traits was the most complicated digital art collection he has worked on.
The NFT flowers are housed in a metaverse greenhouse created by metaverse developers El-Gabal, modeled after a dystopian version of the National Gallery in London. The greenhouse can be accessed through a computer browser, mobile phone, and virtual reality sets, allowing users to explore the NFT garden through real-time audio-visual renderings in the cloud.
The Heterosis project offers users a unique opportunity to participate in a decentralized digital art project that allows for personalization and creative expression. With the development of new technologies, the possibilities for NFTs and Web3 continue to expand, providing users with even more ways to explore their digital identity.