A collection of 2,002 NFTs created by Varvara Alay and Snowcrash
Birds of Sōlis is a collaboration between acclaimed illustrator, Varvara Alay, and Snowcrash, the all-in-one platform supercharging the possibilities of AI and web3.
This collection celebrates the beauty and magic of some of the world’s most beloved birds, as Varvara reimagines the historical illustrations of Audubon’s Birds of America.
The drop focuses on 20 Birds morphed into hundreds of new species using surreal hand-crafted elements – across 2,002 generated still image NFTs, including two rare 1/1s.
15% of primary sales and 10% of secondary sales are donated to Nia Tero, a non-profit organization that works in solidarity with Indigenous peoples around the world to secure guardianship of biodiverse ecosystems.
In June 2023, the Birds of Sōlis are migrating to the Ethereum Blockchain.
Existing holders can claim their Birds on Ethereum by burning the Solana tokens. All migrated Birds can now be found on OpenSea.
Please follow a few simple steps to migrate your Birds.
Varvara Alay is an award-winning graphic designer and illustrator who brings to life the elaborate paracosms of her dreams. Her distinctive style is defined by surrealist motifs, bold colours and abstract shapes.
Varvara has been fascinated by birds throughout her career and calls them her muses. Birds feature prominently in her artwork – from her pieces on Foundation and SuperRare to her popular Flower Girls collection.
Published in 1827, John J. Audubon’s engravings are regarded as one of the first comprehensive studies of North American birds. Much of the labor that made this effort possible was carried out by Black and Indigenous peoples.
In order to support contemporary conservation efforts, and to recognize the Indigenous and Black contributions to Birds of America, 15% of primary and 10% of secondary sales will benefit Nia Tero.
Our migration pattern follows some of the key Sōlar events on our journey to release all Birds of Sōlis into the wild.
20 Birds of Sōlis – lurking across 2,002 still image NFTs (including 2 ultra-rare ones…) – launched on the Solana Blockchain on Snowcrash in May 2022.
In June 2023, the Birds of Sōlis are migrating to the Ethereum Blockchain. Please read the Migration announcement and follow a few simple steps to migrate your Birds.
20 animated NFTs will be released – one animation for each of the 20 Birds – with all holders of the 2,002 still images entered into a raffle to mint them. Expect more surprises, giveaways and Special Editions along the way!
Once all Birds of Sōlis have been released into the wild, 20 holders with the highest number of NFTs in their wallets will receive custom 1/1 artwork featuring their favourite Birds.
For help with Migration, contact us on Twitter or Discord.
Birds of Sōlis mint on Solana in 2022
The Birds of Sōlis originally minted on the Solana Blockchain in May 2022 on the Snowcrash platform.
2,002 NFTs were available at 4 SOL each. Allow List places were offered to the Flower Girls holders as well as to other Communities and via general giveaways. 26 NFTs were reserved for Giveaways, Marketing and the Fairy Token holders.