On Mindful, Artistic Experiences

Written by
Lisa Liang

On Mindful, Artistic Experiences

Written by
Lisa Liang

On Mindful, Artistic Experiences

Written by
Lisa Liang

Art collaborations are a defining feature of the Async platform. With 13 artists coming together for a historical moment in cryptoart history for First Supper, it is not a surprise that our community will come together time and time again to make beautiful creations.

We were blown away when we first saw the previews for Skeenee and RareDesigner’s collaboration, “Mindful Death”. Cyberpunk is always a popular theme with our audience and RareDesigner went all out on the high-contrast shading, neon colors, and painstaking details.

Over the course of several weeks we were given insider glimpses into their creative process and it was such a rare treat. Before we knew it, an entire skeleton was suited in futuristic, cybernetic armor and had wonderful accessories (including an Async book!)

Not only did the art impress but the way this pair of artists promoted their piece was extraordinary.

Skeenee kicked things off with a HUGE virtual billboards contest that had their community members scouring all over Cryptovoxels to take selfies with their branded billboards for social currency. They partnered up with community member Watermelon to bring over 100+ “Mindful Death” billboards to life and the turnout was amazing. Read more about it here.

The winner was announced after a week with lots of social currency rewarded. More importantly, folks were having fun looking for these unique teaser images.

The artist duo soon joined us on our NFT London stream where RareDesigner got to livestream himself drawing. It only lasted for a few minutes, but we look forward to inviting Rare to show more of his drawing process during our upcoming weekend auction!

Mindful Death” was fully revealed at the weekly Thursday WIP with a video trailer that showcases all the awesome state changes the skeletal character can have.

Lastly, Skeenee and RareDesigner surprised us again by announcing that “Mindful Death” will also show up as in-game posters & assets in Neon District, an upcoming Cyberpunk-themed indie RPG.


We strongly believe that when it comes to programmable, digital art, being seen and recognizable only adds more value to the work and we’re excited for the community to experience this piece in new ways over time.

What will this top-notch team create next? What kind of familiar elements do you recognize within the piece? Let us know in the comments below.

We’re all super excited to kick off the auctions for this incredible piece of artwork and collaboration. Follow us on Twitter or Discord for real-time updates and join us on Saturday and Sunday to see who will be immortalized alongside “Mindful Death”!