$trawberry Sith is one of the most active community managers in the NFT cryptoart world.
An extraordinary NFT enthusiast, we're very happy to have his thoughts on Kristy Glas—especially as the holder of 2 of the most exquisite Pixel Cats currently existing.
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When do you first remember becoming interested in Kristy Glas’ work?
I think the first work of Kristy’s I ever saw was her piece “Reaching for the Stars”. She was doing some sort of giveaway with it and she was asking for people to provide a narrative for the piece.
Her appreciation for narrative in connection to the art is something I admired and made me curious about the rest of her stuff. But as soon as I saw the Pixel Cats, oh boy… I was hooked.
What’s your favorite 1-3 Kristy Glas works that you own? And what are some pieces that she’s created that you wish belonged in your collection?
Hands down: Sith Cat (#49). This was made just for me. When I posted it on Twitter for the first time, everyone who saw it and already knew me as Strawberry Sith got a huge laugh out of it.
I still enjoy how evil it’s trying to be despite the fact that its strawberry dessert lay uneaten at its feet. That’s just the type of ridiculousness I day-dreamt of when I thought up this name.
In retrospect, I should have made a stronger play for Cathulhu, but it’s in a good home now so that’s okay and I’ll also need to diversify eventually, at which point I’ll regret not having picked up one of her Clouds series.
As you know, Kristy Glas has been quite prolific with her work. What’s your favorite series that she’s done so far (eg. Pixel Cats, Adventure Series, Cyberpunk, Cat Doodles, Trees, Clouds, animated video) and what kinds of work would you like to see more of?
Clouds is a really great one, Cyberpunk too. And her Cat Doodles are no less impressive - she made these each in just a few minutes I think.
People really tried to challenge her and there was nothing any of us could come up with that she couldn’t doodle (really well!) in no time at all. But of course, for the OG collectors, the Pixel Cats are what it’s all about.
This is Kristy Glas in her natural habitat, making fluffy and cheeky critters that would put Sonic the Hedgehog to shame. I would totally love to see the Pixel series expand into other animals or creatures too.
And why does that kind of Kristy Glas work excite you the most?
If you think about it in the cerebral sense, there are few ways we can enjoy NFTs at the moment. We can either use them (utility), like a game item, or stare at them (visual) and enjoy whatever emotional response ensues. That can be something somber, fun, light, pensive, etc.
A lot of cryptoart is really heavy and dramatic, but when you look at the Pixel Cats, they are just so cute and fun and collectible—it really is pure, light enjoyment. What’s exciting about it is that she produces so many, and yet, you find yourself waiting with bated breath for the next batch because Kristy keeps on surprising you. And sure as the day is long - each consecutive batch is cooler and cuter than the last!
Can you describe the feeling of collecting Pixel Cat #1 from Gabusch? What made you decide to spring 10x the original price for it?
Haha, you know, when I originally approached Gabusch about this he had a certain price set. I contacted him to ask if he can do a little better on it and when he realized what I was after he almost kept it and called the whole thing off altogether.
In the end though I’m glad he did me a solid and sold it to me, I really thank him for that. Every collector wants to be able to say that he or she holds the origin of at least one story. Usually they are after the first piece that an artist ever minted, the “genesis piece”, but for me owning the beginning of a series is equally as satisfying—especially if it’s Pixel Cats. Cat#1 is the beginning of a story worth having for me.
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