The Cocaine Skull is the ultimate manifestation of technology as a facilitator to transcend the limitations of what could be accomplished in the real world and within the parameters of international law…
Story of The Cocaine Skull
The Cocaine Skull is the ultimate manifestation of technology as a facilitator to transcend the limitations of what could be accomplished in real life and within the parameters of international law. Karle initially embarked on her vision of 3D powder printing a human skull sculpture in pure cocaine. Due to the legal limitations of the controlled material involved, Karle reformed her vision in order for the “Cocaine Skull” to escape the limitations of the material world and be realized through the digital. The energy and materiality of cocaine embodied in the sculptural form of a skull represents the dynamic synergy of the human condition affected by this substance. Expressed through the realm of DeFi, the work is also a celebration of self-governance, imagining a society where we can freely transact without institutions, legal limitations, exploring this theme through the canon of a controlled substance and DeFi.
The Cocaine Skull is the first piece of its kind, to create through technology what couldn’t otherwise be manifested. The blockchain now allows Amy Karle to pass this masterwork on through digital form.
The “Cocaine Skull” NFT is a package that includes an image; video; physical powder-printed, hand-crafted sculpture (not cocaine); and most importantly: the 3D Model (.stl) and 3D powder printing instructions (.pdf). These last two items are what the Artist considers the actual “Cocaine Skull”, the template of her vision to create an actual skull sculpture powder-printed in cocaine. These items will be bundled as an NFT visible exclusively to the collector after purchase.
This is a rare opportunity for a serious collector to purchase a unique 1 of 1 masterwork that will drive intense discussion about the topic of transcending the physical into the decentralized digital world.
For acquisition, inquire with Artist @ amykarle.com/contact/