DendroRithms – A Generative Art Installation Inspired by Tree Growth Rings

Every Dendro is uniquely generated from user input using an interactive minting process. Buyers collectively decide the rarity and evolution of the artwork.

100% On-chain – Each Dendro is a one-of-a-kind NFT, eternally stored on the Cardano blockchain. The NFT contains the metadata necessary to regenerate an SVG file. The source code itself is also stored on the Blockchain in the genesis Dendro 0000. It will produce the exact same artwork on every run, given the same parameters.

Collectively defining rarity – A unique feature of this project is that the buyers collectively define rarity. At every mint, a buyer can decide to modify their NFT, or not. This modification will be carried forward in the following NTFs. So rarity can only be defined after the project has been completed.

Making it physical – From all minted Dendros, 1% will be made into physical artworks and signed by hand. So if all 3000 Dendros are sold, 30 will be selected randomly, produced and sent to the respective NFT owners.

Evolution – The evolution of the project can be followed live on the website:

dendrochronology (or tree-ring dating)

the scientific method of dating tree rings (also called growth rings) to the exact year they were formed