Like most months, we find that Async Art submissions and projects have some common denominators (like last month’s theme of community and collaboration).
This month, we’re especially excited to showcase 8 new works minted on our platform with a common theme: KITTENS!
This was no coincidence, however; these works were each created to drive awareness and to provide support to an LA-based charity organization in the second annual Async Kitties for Kitty Bungalow.
Check out some of our favorite submissions for this year’s #AsyncKittyCharity NFT project. And, in the case that you’d like to submit a work, there’s still time before our deadline of Sept 26th, 11:59pm PST. View contest details at the bottom of this blog post for more information.
Make note: Each artist will add a minimum reserve this week, and will accept highest bids on their work on October 1.
The digital collage by iuri kothe uses the new Async 24-Hour Canvas Template, which allows for the artwork to change every hour in a 24-hour cycle. Cats appear one by one, starting at 00:00, until the canvas changes its background and resets the cat-stack.
This one’s title and description say it all: “Do I seem unstable to you? Just give me a chance, and make a half-life into a full-life.”
The delightful piece is a mixed media illustration by April Hartmann, a phenomenal children’s book illustrator who represents a rare genre of traditional and commercial artists — many of whom have yet to enter the NFT space.
This work updates four times a day to reflect sunrise/day/sunset/night cycles.
This work by Richard Dixon is “mixed media with digital oil on canvas, all layers painted in Adobe Fresco.”
It updates four times a day to reflect sunrise/day/sunset/night cycles, revealing a relaxed leopard in the daylight — while the same cat disappears into mysterious leopard-like dots at night.
Bo and Lola are “the passionate art collectors and kitties lovers at the art show.”
This work was created by daveed, a Hollywood-recognized matte painter and well-known traditional artist. Read more about him here in our Artist Spotlight — and why our team is especially keen on his work. (“Wow that’s dark...but I like it!”)
The endearingly playful pair in “Bo and Lola” update four times a day to reflect sunrise/day/sunset/night cycles.
This gorgeously expressive piece by ASTRAL SWIM is an “abstract techno magical surrealist self-portrait with artist’s still-quite-feral kitty for Kitty Bungalow & Async Art.”
The artist continues: “Proverbial wayward women (& kitties), hexes, vexes, and societal complexes: visually explore the symbolism, stigma, myth, and magic of feline & feminine forms as repressed elements within a rigid societal infrastructure through abstract techno magical surrealism [and further probes] the unconscious with 24 unique variations of color & detail...ranging from subtle to drastic differences.”
The Async Art piece updates each hour in a 24-hour cycle.
A uniquely minimal take on the prompt, “Luna & Rufus” updates twice a day to reflect day/night cycles.
The artist muses:
“Luna and Rufus are your new cats.
Luna enjoys staring at the stars.
Rufus is a hunter.
My passion is the lonely moon
Deep into that darkness eclipsing
I have dreamed of the spacecraft
It was understaffed, draught, aft!
I discovered the astronautics.
My passion is the indicus purple gallinule
I crave the splendid, silent swallowtail
By the grave I saw the insectivores
I awoke and flung the woodrat
Why wouldn't I?”
This work by MrRichi, which updates twice a day to reflect day/night cycles, is a “pop art portrait of a punk-fashioned street kitten wearing a leather jacket and a mohawk hairstyle...There are no ordinary cats.”
Last, and certainly not least, Wanda Oliver’s piece is mixed media, made of “cut paper collage and acrylic paint on heavy watercolor paper. The papers used in the collage elements are hand-printed by the artist. The original art is available to the Master collector on request.”
This piece updates four times a day to reflect sunrise/day/sunset/night cycles.
Because, on September 30, alongside Coldie, we’ll be hosting a live charity event and voting of the winner of our #BuyArtSaveKittens contest!