William Mapan - Dragons #252

Dragons #252

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William Mapan would release his genesis long-form project, Dragons, on fx(hash) in November 2021. Working through the concept of emergence, Mapan methodically brainstorms from a blank-slate until he discovers something that speaks to him. In this series Mapan creates a family of mythical creatures all born with unique traits that tell their history.

Dragons #252 is one of only four extraordinary “Esquisse” iterations. This piece also shines a light on the artist’s creative process. The “Esquisse” trait represents the beginning of the iterative process that led to Dragons. They imitate his initial physical sketches with code, giving viewers a look into the mostly unseen “sketchbook step” of his creative journey.


A grid of many lines forming a dragon crafted on paper.
They all have their own personality... Be sure to name and take care of them.

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Date of Mint

December 7, 2021

Date of Acquisition

February 8, 2023