After long and careful deliberation, I’ve made a decision about the future of Love Machine. After I finish and mint the remaining NFTs in Shorts #2 (there will be 13 singles in total) I will not mint any more Love Machine collections on Cardano until something is done to streamline and decentralize verification.
Love landed on Tezos this week in the form of a full-color, limited-edition, 22-page PDF documenting the original oil paintings from 2008 and the Cardano NFTs I sold.
I’ll not be selling the same images as single NFTs on Tezos. I still wanted to introduce the project to the Tezos community, and I’m comfortable using them to produce a unique NFT that will not be available anywhere else.
It took a little longer than I wanted, but I’m finally producing the images for Love Machine Shorts #2. The first three are now listed on Genesis House, a relatively new NFT auction house and marketplace on Cardano.
There will be different versions of Shorts #2 — one for each blockchain network I’m eyeballing in the expansion of the project. Cardano will get the first set. By the end of the year I’ll release them on Tezos. I was planning to branch out to a second blockchain network in January, but I’ll be ready sooner.
When I scrawled the first set of five Love Machine heads, the goal was simply to experiment with brushes and drawing styles to help me figure out how I wanted to draw the collection. When I was finished with a few of them, I thought they were pretty cool and someone might like them.
That was before I knew PFP (profile pic) NFTs were such a popular category of art in this space. Now that I’ve seen how people use them on social media, it makes sense. And I’ve been asked many times when I’ll make more.
If you’ve been following the Love Machine Shorts #1 drops and are sad because they’re all sold, I have good news. There was one from the oil series I cut from Shorts #1 because it didn’t really fit.
I’m putting this up for auction today.
Today I dropped the last three of nine CNFTs in Love Machine Shorts #1 and posted links to the sales pages on Twitter. Went to Walgreen’s, hit up a drive-through on the way home, and by the time we got back they were sold.
Yesterday I dropped the second set of three CNFTs in the Love Machine shorts series 1. Some of you may know I’m basing this on the original series of Love Machine oil paintings I did in 2007-2008.
But one problem with that series was that I never filled in the gaps in the narrative. So two of these do not have counterparts in the original series — Icarus and Power Lines aren’t just digitally resurrected. They’re completely new compositions.