Artist Profile: Glass Crane

Glass Crane’s futuristic art incorporates sci-fi and crypto elements to create awe-inspiring surreal scenes in both still images and stunning motion graphics. You can find Glass Crane on Twitter, Instagram and SuperRare.

We’ll be looking and some interesting artwork created by Glass Crane in this article. While some of the pieces are still images, the majority are moving and you’ll need to click through the image to see them in their full glory on SuperRare.

Drop Science

It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be…   This, in turn, means that our statesmen, our businessmen, our everyman must take on a science fictional way of thinking. -Asimov

Drop Science features many computerized and futuristic elements but one aspect of this artwork that adds to it’s uniqueness is the Ethereum symbol which appears in the subject’s hand. We see many hints about crypto throughout Glass Crane’s artwork but here is a blatant call out to the blockchain that it’s minted on. Drop Science was minted on December 21st, 2020 and is currently listed for over $100,000 on SuperRare.


The key to changing external reality and reactions to the environment lies in internal transformations.” Created using Zbrush and Cinema4D/Octane

Superconductor was minted on March 11th, 2020 and was the first artwork that Glass Crane showcased on SuperRare. According to it’s on-chain history it changed hands once on the same day it was minted and then once again a few months later. It currently sits in a collector’s vault but if it were to be offered up for sale it would garner considerable attention since it is the first digital artwork by Glass Crane to be tokenized.

Defense Node

“The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents.” Created with Zbrush, Cinema4D/Octane

Defense Node was minted on March 13th, 2020. This complex and surreal futuristic scene quickly garnered a lot of attention and even a bid from noted artist and collector Coldie before selling for $2,382, which at the time was a very high amount for the sale of a digital artwork. Due to the recent growth of the market, if a bidding war like this were to happen today, this piece would undoubtably have gone for much more.

Defense Node is quite unique and stands out as a Glass Crane piece. We don’t quite see this color scheme in his other artworks, which combined with it’s early date adds to it’s rarity. Defense Node is a piece to look out for if it does hit the secondary market.


Sight is a faculty; seeing is an art.

Glass Crane shows off his technical skill and creativity with Seer, a piece that evokes awe through iridescence and surrealism. Minted on December 11th, 2020 and sold for $5,200 less than two weeks later, we can see this was a highly sought after digital artwork.

Deviation Crest

“If you lead me astray, then my wanderings will bring me to my destination.”

Deviation Crest was minted on November 30th, 2020 and then sold shortly after for $7,277 to @sirnigel who likely won’t be putting it on the secondary market anytime soon as his SuperRare profile reads that he is an “NFT collector, not a flipper.” Which is bad news for collectors that are impressed by the artistic mastery shown by Glass Crane as Deviation Crest satisfyingly builds itself up in small pieces and then breaks back down.