Nocturnal Abstract Art is about transformation & progression in life. The art itself has progressed from drawings seen in various art shows, to merchandise to NFT! It is based on the Nocturnal Abstract insomniac artist John Shashaty’s vision. The original B&W drawings were completed with pen & paper in abstract form. The hook was that artist John Shashaty has what he calls hidden messages in these original pieces.  Each one has a narrative that tells the story, and the only copy of these narratives are in glass bottles floating the globe at sea.  They will eventually hit shore somewhere, and when it does that piece or NFT will worth 100-fold, I'm sure!


The original art pieces have been seen in various art shows across the USA.  It was at an art show in NYC where Shashaty was asked to freehand a Birkin purse (which turned out amazing).   That led the way to Nocturnal Abstract apparel, including skateboards, sneakers, travel bags, and other apparel worn in 14 countries but later discontinued. 

Shortly after as the 420 movement grew, there were many requests for original and reprint artwork for 420 lounges, smoke shops and the like.  The trippy, colorful abstract vibe, coupled with the black and white background created a "buzz".  


Now the original art pieces have expanded to NFT!  The future of expression! Let's see what the next chapter is here.  Will it "grow" with the 420 movement, or be the next currency?  :) 




I hope you all enjoy this creative outlet.  If you've attended any of my art shows, or wear the apparel, I can't express my gratitude enough. I would've never imagined that my hobby would be something that amazing people would wear or place in their home! 


My hobby has always been creating works of art due to my inability to rest from midnight - 4am.  It's a thing, a physical time clock perhaps. I'm born and raised in NYC - so it's fitting that the city never sleeps.  For that reason, I went from Artist John Shashaty to "The Nocturnal Abstract".   The original black and white designs were not meant to be groups of geometrical shapes like some think.  It's deeper than that. The originals all have hidden symbolism and messaging within them with dated narratives.  The underlying message is often about life progression, change, adaption, instincts, and all of the things we are experiencing together across this journey. 

Life is interesting when you think about it.   Time passes, we evolve, we adapt, we experience, we hurt, we love, and we grow.  So many potential impacts, issues, experiences, people, events, and at the end of the day we are who we are. 


As with life, art too evolves which is why I am on this NFT journey.  I love the people and energy that I've experienced through the traditional art shows and now through the development of NFTs.  There are so many talented, amazing people out there!  I'm looking forward to hearing from you, so I've provided my email on the home page.  If you want to buy or trade NFTs, cool, if your vibe is good, and you don't want to do that then reach out anyway. I'd love your perspective, thoughts, and to just hear about your journey.


With the focus being on progression, transformation, and life in general, always remember to be kind.  If I learned one thing it is that the journey has peaks and valleys.  Keeping the vibe right is important!  So, on that note, please know my 420 lovers, I see you, I appreciate you, and your support is awesome!  You give the best feedback, you wear my stuff, you buy my art, and I just love the positive vibe! Thanks for your support - and always keep the vibe right!! - Nocturnal Abstract





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