In early August 2021, as Italian Abstract Artist Pasquale Cuppari sat with his daughter Heidi Cuppari, preparing a special series for the Sm-ART NFT Drop in mid September, a pattern and a journey emerged when they dove deeper into the paintings together. The series of 12 paintings, they discovered, were a journey and a pathway to the sublime. When they organized the paintings in order, they formed a doorway of sorts, and the two realized that this series was to be named The Door to Utopia.
The first NFT drop, prior to releasing the individual pieces, would offer ‘tickets’ to the door to enter Utopia. In order to receive a ticket, one would have to face their fears and let go of negative thoughts in order to be worthy of a ticket to the sublime.
On the other side would be the land of Utopia, where only 1111 ticket holders would be the first explorers. Purchasing a ticket would bring you:
- a glorious shard of the Door to Utopia — your NFT to be kept or traded in the various NFT marketplaces
- a community of others transforming their lives into Utopia
- an animated digital NFT image to project in Augmented Reality in your home, only to be revealed to ticket holders
- a white list invitation for the next drops