Heterosis by Mat Collishaw and Danil Krivoruchko is composed of two major components – a collection of breedable, dynamic NFT flora and an extraordinary ‘Greenhouse’ — a virtual, post-apocalyptic recreation of London’s National Gallery. All the digital flowers in the collection can be seen growing in their current forms among the abandoned, overgrown remnants of this historic building.
Upon minting, each collector receives a Heterosis flower with unique DNA and a combination of traits. The NFT’s primary look is generated according to the content of the owner's wallet and an element of random luck.
The owner of a Heterosis NFT can select any other flower in the collection as a second parent to adopt the traits of the other flower for a new hybrid. When the hybrid flower is generated, the owner can decide to either keep it and replace their current flower with the new generation, or reject it, keeping their original flower. Thus the number of the NFTs in the collection doesn’t change.
Initially, the flowers in the collection have only a few basic traits. But through the hybridization game, collectors can activate mutations and unlock new colors, flower patterns, species, and other advanced characteristics. When a new beautiful trait is discovered, it can spread across the whole population - just like the diversification in nature works.
All the flowers in the Heterosis NFT collection will be visible in their current iteration in the ‘Greenhouse’, high-end digital rendition of London's National Gallery in a post-apocalyptic state of disrepair and neglect.