The hippocampus is often regarded as a symbol of creativity and hope since it was a benevolent and spiritual creature that helped people. In Greek mythology, hippocampi were sea monsters, similar to aquatic horses: with the head and front legs of a horse but the winding tail of a fish … (read more)
The hippocampus is often regarded as a symbol of creativity and hope since it was a benevolent and spiritual creature that helped people. In Greek mythology, hippocampi were sea monsters, similar to aquatic horses: with the head and front legs of a horse but the winding tail of a fish or dolphin. Poseidon, God of the Sea, was carried across the oceans in a chariot pulled by hippocampi, who sometimes took him out of the water. As a mythical creature, it's strongly associated with creativity and imagination. Sailors regarded the hippocampus as a good omen and it was also a symbol of agility and strength.
After working in the startup world for the last 12 years, the news of NFT marketplace MakersPlace's recent Series A raise got me thinking about the world of startups and what it takes for founders to be successful in such a competitive space: Resilience (Phoenix), Strength (Griffin), Imagination (Pegasus), Courage (Winged Lion), Creativity (Hippocampus), Magic (Unicorn in Color), and even Luck (Unicorn in Gold). And then, I realized that those are many of the same attributes of successful artists. So I created a new NFT collection, "Makers of Magic," that embodies what I see as the 7 vital qualities above of creators, artists, startup founders, and makers of all kinds.
Before NFTs, digital art was either free or in a supportive role to facilitate selling products in the business world. We all know it has intrinsic value, yet it can not be manifested without attaching to a business or product. However, the existence of NFT adds the financial layer to digital art. It makes the artistic content immutable digital collectibles, which can protect and help monetize digital creators' work. This digital asset class is empowering creators and revolutionizing how they can create real value from their work. NFT can change my life and other creatives like illustrators, animators, musicians, and even entertainers, to leverage digital collectibles to engage their community authentically, supplement their existing revenue streams, and truly become the makers of magic ✨🦄✨.
- 5000 x 5000 px, GIF (4.0 MB)
- This is a signed and limited edition digital creation.
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