love machine

love machine - angry robot face, digital illustration

Love Machine on Cardano

This project is just getting started. I’ve created a world, an underdog protagonist, an expanding cast of characters and plots, and a list of ideas that grows constantly. There’s enough here to make numerous NFT collections, a comic, a game … who knows?

But there’s no team. There’s no developer, no algorithm, no roadmap, no whitepaper. Just me with knees full of gravel, a stylus in my hand, and maybe a little more “get the hell out of my way” than you’re used to.

Policy verification on Cardano is a hot mess. It’s gatekept and platform developers have abused it. But here’s the awesome thing about the blockchain — anyone with the transaction hash and an internet connection can see what I’m up to.

Rick Moranis could be looking up a transaction from his swimming pool right now.

head shots

This is the first short run, five different versions of Love’s head. These are all based on the ceramic head I made in a hand-building class one year. It’s missing its ears. Love is supposed to have ears, but here’s the thing.
 
I ran out of time.
 
So he’s out there now without his ears, and that’s why these are rare. These are all single mints.
 
love machine - head #1 - chiarascuro

love machine head shot #01

single mint
50 Ada

sold

love machine head shot #02, CNFT on Tokhun

love machine head shot #02

single mint
50 Ada

sold

love machine head shot #03, CNFT on Tokhun

love machine head shot #03

single mint
50 Ada

sold

love machine head shot #04, purple on green, love machine CNFTs by chiarascuro

love machine head shot #04

single mint
50 Ada

sold

love machine head shot #05, red on black, love machine CNFTs by chiarascuro

love machine head shot #05

single mint
50 Ada

sold

character series

This collection introduces all the characters in the Love Machine series.

Policy ID: b37b25aaa73c686d1b1d5417cee4f1d0f2f43050cec00f9aa46968d8

Scaredy-bot, Love Machine character CNFT on Tokhun

Scaredy-bot

1/3
30 Ada

Yay! Love Machine character CNFT on Tokhun

Yay!

1/3
30 Ada

all sold

Shorts #1

I decided to revive the original series of Love Machine paintings from 2007-2008, fix what wasn’t working, and mint them as a mini-series of singles.

Policy ID: d00b140f6286b991ab3a8a56d276a05883adf02f15f46506f20fa2b7

Meh! Love Machine CNFT by chiarascuro

Meh!

Didn't fit. Gifted under different policy

Love Machine PFPs (profile pics)

The first head shot series was essentially a style experiment to help me figure out how I wanted to draw these characters and scenes. I didn’t know at the time that PFPs were a thing and shocked when they sold so fast.

You wanted more, so I’m making an expanded collection for you. There will be 20 featuring Love, and 20 with other characters.

Dimensions: 2500 x 2160px.

Policy ID: c16173a6e8c4da0f6bad77f9e9d6cab2f2a3081da2a144f384a08a1c

Love Machine PFP 01 CNFT by chiarascuro

01

gifted

Love Machine PFP 02 CNFT by chiarascuro

02

sold

Love Machine PFP 09 CNFT by chiarascuro

09

sold

Shorts #2

This series ties in with Shorts #1 and introduces a new character. Stanislav is Love’s best friend and dreams of opening a high end restaurant downtown. Until then, he’s working hard to perfect his recipes and serve up delicious stews from his food truck.

Policy: cd75b71dc9a3a07516f948e44b57ef4802a103747499c95cff191058

Stanislav the chef, CNFT from Love Machine Shorts #2 by chiarascuro

Stanislav the Chef

sold

Carageenan Stew CNFT from Love Machine Shorts #2 by chiarascuro

Carageenan Stew

1/1
35 Ada

Low on Ingredients CNFT from Love Machine Shorts #2 by chiarascuro

Low on Ingredients

1/1
35 Ada

Tragedia! from the Love Machine Shorts #2 NFT collection by chiarascuro (Cardano)

Tragedia!

sold

love machine's mission

Love dreams of a decentralized society. But the Decentrabot leaders can’t get past their differences to cooperate instead of competing. Somehow, he and his friends must help them see that.

So what if it won’t happen overnight? Who cares if the odds are staggering? That’s not going to stop him from giving 100%. There’s one thing about Love you can count on.

He always bites off more than he can chew, but he does not give up on what’s important to him.

do you think decentralization can help us live better lives?

If you do, then spread the news. There’s a better way. It’s called DeFi. And, until I tried it, I thought it was just another pipe dream. But I’m living proof that if you want to learn the skills and apply the talents and knowledge you’ve acquired along the way, you can flourish in a blockchain ecosystem.

The blockchain isn’t here to confuse you. It’s here to liberate you. Follow the story of Love to learn how.

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