Pygmalion was a king and sculptor so dedicated to his art that he never made time for love.

In his studio, he sculpted from white ivory a woman of unimaginable and incomparable beauty. By moonlight, Pygmalion visited his work, in love with this sculpture he called Galatea.

On Aphrodite’s festival day, Pygmalion asked the goddess to breathe life into his work, though he may not have believed it could be done.  

To soothe his lonely soul, he returned to his studio and kissed his Galatea. As he did, he felt the warm lips of a woman. Galatea sprung to life, infatuated with her gentle, attentive creator. Pygmalion married Galatea, who became the mother of his children and queen of Cyprus. They reigned in gratitude to Aphrodite.

Spanish artist Gala Mirissa is a quintessential digital polyglot whose work spans mediums and software but whose subject matter often focuses on the balance of feminine strength and fragility.

Working across still and animation, digital and physical, Gala continues to expand her practice into newer mediums like projection mapping. Most recently, she has contributed original artwork to actor Jennifer Esposito’s web3 film project, Fresh Kills. Gala was a finalist in the VISUAL ARTIST AWARDS MIAMI 2018 for Best Technical Innovation. 

Gala’s work was included in the International Filmmaker Biennale Women in Cinema. On International Women’s Day 2021, she was named by BeInCrypto as one of the three most influential Hispanic women using NFT technology, and she is ranked among the top sales in the rank list by 

Click here to read the MakersPlace interview with artist Gala Mirissa.

The Drop

* All video previews below have been compressed for faster load times.


The Pygmalion myth reflects the ancient achievements of Greek and Roman sculpture, at the time they were the most realistic representations of the human form ever produced. Without this crucial quality of perfect realism, it is unlikely that the Pygmalion myth would have been as popular as it was. Indeed, the myth itself can be seen as a celebration of such artistic achievement.

  • Editions: 1/1 animation with music
  • Pricing: 24-hour auction with 0.5 ETH reserve


On Aphrodite’s festival day, Pygmalion asked the goddess to breathe life into his wor. The goddess raised the flame of the sculptor’s altar three times higher than other altars. Not understanding, Pygmalion left disappointed and arrived home shocked that Galatea melted from stone to flesh. 

  • Editions: 1/1 animation
  • Includes the collector bonus “Cold Galatea” (below)
  • Pricing: 24-hour auction with 0.5 ETH reserve


Galatea is cold, naked, and soulless in a dark workshop. She is as dark as a tomb, but the horror and darkness will disappear from her eyes about to open to life. 

  • Editions: 1/1 animation included with the purchase of “The Awakening of Galatea”
  • Pricing: n/a


Galatea’s name designates a smiling woman who appears by surprise in the protagonist’s life and ends up giving meaning to his entire existence. But the real love is that of the artist for his own creation. Pygmalion becomes so infatuated with his work that he begins to treat the art as if it were a real person.

  • Editions: 1/1 animation
  • Includes the collector bonus, “Human Galatea” (below)
  • Pricing: 24-hour auction with 0.5 ETH reserve


Galatea appears in Pygmalion’s life, giving meaning to both her own and his existence. Galatea is already human and blushes from her sculptor’s kiss. 

  • Editions: 1/1 animation included with purchase of “Galatea in Love”
  • Pricing: n/a

For updates on all of our upcoming drops, subscribe below.