Born Without Stars

Updated: Nov 16, 2021

On November 19th, the first set of Materia will be released via Institut.


LaTurbo Avedon, an artist known solely as an avatar, now introduces Born Without Stars - a series of NFT-bound artworks that also become dynamic variables in their creative process. The artist introduces this collection of unique Materia, virtual artifacts that are capable of influencing the aesthetics, forms, and works that the artist will later create. Born Without Stars begins this process with twelve unique pieces, transformations of the celestial zodiac into aesthetic and symbolic virtual vessels.

The collection continues on world-building observed in Patience Cabinet (debuted by Avedon in NFTism: No Fear in Trying). The work Patience Cabinet reveals a series of twelve scenes as it opens and closes, an index to the individual pieces of the Born Without Stars series. As virtual experiences expand with endless worlds and avatars, Avedon presents this first unique set of twelve Materia as a sort of heirloom, to be carried by someone from one world into the next.


Each piece is offered in an 1/1 + artist proof. In addition, under the unusual condition in which a collector acquires the complete set from Born Without Stars, they will receive a unique 1/1 piece to commemorate their interaction with the project.