10,000 unique, generative 3D NFTs featuring compositions exploring the theme of memento mori and its most prominent symbol: the skull

Pre-Release: TBD

Public Mint: TBD

Mint: 10,000

Price: 0.0777 ETH

Ethereum Blockchain

"Open are the doors of the deathless"

Consciousness is at a crossroads. A crisis of the flesh and of the earth as an organism stands against the backdrop of the blockchain and the promise of transhuman potential.

Will humans pull this thing off? Will we transcend the material and soar into cybernetic bliss? Or go down with the burning biodynamic ship? Promises at either extreme seem foolish at best, but there is at least one thing a human can still hold while the play unfolds.

Each skull contains a unique combination of

materials

snakes

foliage

accessories

all 3D rendered and animated

all 3D rendered and animated

Additionally, each skull contains a piece of digital music – and grants the owner licensing rights to utilize the song in their own works.

The skull’s invitation is not one of nihilism, but one of stoicism. Memento Vivere. Remember that you are alive.

With melancholy comes madness, but there is potential yet in playing paradoxes.

In Mesoamerican mythology, the mother of the Gods is from the Place of the Skull.  In art she is identified by a skull, giving rise to the body of the earth, to Quetzalcoatl, the god of the breath of life, and to Macuil-xochitl, known also as 5 Flowers, lord of the dance and music, and of play. Skulls appear not as symbols of death, but of fertility, and the regeneration of life that is their promise.

SKuLZ asks you to honor that promise. To admit that shit’s real, especially as it becomes more unreal. To admit you will die. To commit to live, with the breath of life, with dance, and music, and play. Join us.

Allowlist

Allowlist spots for the SKuLZ project are earned by collecting SKuLZ coins. As more coins are earned, more allowlist spots are netted.

Spots earned will allow users to mint earlier than the public and guarantee a certain number of pieces that can be minted.

Coins are earned through being early contributors to the community, participation in Discord, and various giveaways.

Roadmap

Syndication: 25%

Token Gated Metaverse experiences in partnership with NFT Oasis

Syndication: 50%

Exclusive Gen1 SKuLZ Merchandise

Syndication: 75%

Artist in Residency program launched, one artist quarterly to create collections, governed by SKuLZ NFT holders

Syndication: 100%

DAO Advisors proposed via WithTally.com -&- 5% donated to Nikean Foundation for end of life psychedelic therapy

Allowlist

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Off White Background
White Peonies
Reaction Diffusion Anacondas
Blue Shell Skull
Gold Teeth, full set

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Black Background
Midnight Blue Terrazzo Skull
Blood Snakes
Red Peonies
Rainbow Teeth & Tooth Pi

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Salmon Plaid Background
White Peonies
Salmon Plaid Anacondas
Royal Blue Floral Skull
Joint

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Off White Background
Pink Roses & Tulips
Bright Rose Bucket Hat
Aviator Glasses
Rose Gold Teeth, full set
Trippy Skull

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Turquoise Background
Snap Back
Diamond Eyes
Left Blue
Right Eye White
Gold Teeth, full set
Closed Faced Gold Gril
Cacker

— an award-winning 3D digital artist living in Canada, she has exhibited both nationally and internationally. Based in animation, NFTs and print, her work explores issues of mortality, technological evolution and our new way of seeing – mediated almost entirely by electronic screens.

Music – Keil. Culturally, the skull is a universal symbol with a distinct meaning; death, mortality, or perhaps the unachievable nature of immortality.  Memento mori, Latin for “remember that you must die” encapsulates the implicit symbolism of the skull.  While the phrase memento mori itself has roots in early Stoic philosophy, cross-cultural literature and philosophy on the subject is pervasive.  Many of these writings encourage us to meditate on our own mortality, urging us to find presence of mind in the ephemeral nature of our lives or perhaps liberation – personal freedom through understanding the finite nature of our existence.

Support Psychedelic Therapy and Research

Models of mental health care are currently undergoing a massive paradigm shift due to the emergence of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy. Western medical traditions have, at the eleventh hour, rediscovered ancient human practices that harness the power of ecstatic, non-ordinary states of consciousness, reconnect us to our estranged, essential parts—and each other—and release the trauma that is at the center of most of our modern-day afflictions—from depression and anxiety to addiction and PTSD.

Perhaps above all, psychedelics also promise to transform the way we die. Instead of numbing, disconnecting, and missing out on life’s final gift, substances like psilocybin and 5MeO-DMT offer an opportunity to face the inevitable with total presence, courage, and gratitude, whether it be our own immediate fate, or that of a loved one.

The Nikean Psychedelic Psychotherapy Research Centre is an academic and innovation at the forefront of psychedelic research, with an aim to pioneer training in psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy and provide transformative care to patients.

5% of all sales are donated to The Nikean Psychedelic Psychotherapy Research Centre

Overview

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Roadmap

Syndication: 25%

Token Gated Metaverse experiences in partnership with NFT Oasis

At 25% sell out - we will launch the TruDAO, a DAO existing to right the wrongs regarding access to Artist in Residency programs. We will use this initial budget to pay a studio lease and cover travel and living costs for one artist quarterly to create collections benefiting the SKuLZ NFT holders.

Syndication: 50%

Exclusive Gen1 SKuLZ Merchandise

We will launch our Metaverse presence in partnership with M4GE; we are confident in providing a community space to display DAO NFT galleries.

Syndication: 75%

Artist in Residency program launched, one artist quarterly to create collections, governed by SKuLZ NFT holders

Each day, we will give away an amount of money earned from that day's secondary market revenue to an artist nominated from a SKuLZ holder. SKuLZ holders can nominate themselves or whomever they like by using #TRUgrants and sharing something about what the grant would be used for. Funds are to be used to help create art.

Syndication: 100%

DAO Advisors proposed via WithTally.com -&- 5% donated to Nikean Foundation for end of life psychedelic therapy

We want threads! We have truly iconic merch ideas. At this threshold, we will commit to providing details on the most deadly merch drop to date. 5% donated to Nikean Foundation.

How many pieces?

There will be 10,000 pieces.

What is the mint price?

TBD.

When is the mint date?

Mint will occur late February to early March. Exact date is TBD.

Which blockchain is SKuLZ being minted on?

SKuLZ will be minted on the Ethereum blockchain.

Who is the artist?

Tru Elmore, an award winning 3D artist living in Toronto, Canada.

Who is the team?

The M4GE team has helped Tru bring SKuLZ to life.

Why SKuLZ?

SKuLZ is a first of its kind, generative CG art drop with a roadmap to deliver value to holders for the long term.

Why the theme of memento mori?

The prevailing theme in artist's work, the timeless badassery of the skull is enduring. A reminder to live in the present, a reminder of our own mortality.

What are the benefits to holders?

By holding a SKuL in your wallet, you will be gain DAO voting rights, access to DAO led NFT drops through the Artist in Residency program, and ownership in the community NFT vault.

What is the allow-list process?

The allow-list process will be through ownership of SKuLZ coins. Please read more details about our allow-list process here. Further opportunities for allow-list spots will be made available in the future.

NFTs per allow-listed wallet?

Each allow-listed wallet will be allowed to mint 10 SKuLZ.

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