Strategize Your Ignition Moment: How To Claim The Upcoming Special Edition NFT Artwork by Cai Guo-Qiang

If you saw TRLab Co-Founder & CEO Audrey’s message last week, you already know that today, May 4th, is a special day for both TRLab and Cai Guo-Qiang.

To honor this day, we are delighted to announce the details of Master Cai’s celebratory special-edition NFT artwork: Imagine This.

Imagine This

Cai Guo-Qiang creating Sketch for Your Daytime Fireworks in his New Jersey Studio, 2022. Photo by Sang Luo, courtesy Cai Studio.

The NFT artwork itself is the creation process of a special sketch for Your Daytime Fireworks, devised exclusively by Master Cai.

The twelve different daytime fireworks depicted in the sketch correspond to the twelve countries in which digital fireworks are set off over the course of this project. Master Cai transformed the creation process of the sketch into a commemorative NFT entitled Imagine This (Note: the NFT is not the sketch itself, nor videos or pictures of the sketch itself). Stay tuned for the reveal!

Sketches have always been an important artistic means for Cai to explore his inspirations and run through his creative process. In particular, they have played a major role in Cai’s realization of his daytime fireworks: Cai often draws sketches while communicating his creative concepts to fireworks manufacturers and technicians, as well as local governments, host institutions, and supporters, as a way to explain the fireworks’ technical development, artistic effects, and compositional arrangements.

Cai Guo-Qiang, Sketch for Your Daytime Fireworks, 2022. Pencil and marker on paper, 28 x 43 cm.

Through the special work Imagine This, Cai looks forward to sharing with the community more about the creation process that is often opaque to the public, as well as to thanking the community, especially collectors, for their continuous support of Your Daytime Fireworks.

How to add it to your collection

(UPDATED as of 5/9 @ 10am ET)

TLDR: the total edition size and the length of sale will be determined by the community.

It has been incredible to hear our community’s enthusiasm for the recently announced celebratory artwork, Imagine This by Cai Guo-Qiang. And, we have enjoyed the feedback cycle between our team and the community. As a result, we have updated the design of the sale mechanics and are happy to share the final version today.

Number of Artworks Available:

The total edition size will be determined by the community. It will be an open edition mint, with no public sale. The only way to gain access to the sale will be through holding and burning 9 fireworks from 9 different countries. You cannot mint it by paying ETH.

  • The editions will be numbered sequentially.

Length of Sale:

*Opens on May 10th at 10:00 am EST/ 10:00 pm HKT

  • On May 10th at 10:00 am EST, the sale will begin.
  • It remains open for at least 24 hours and up to 48 hours.
  • Beginning on May 11th at 8:00 am EST/ 8:00 pm HKT (22 hours into the sale), each time a new claim occurs, the sale will extend for 2 hours.
  • The maximum length of the sale will be 48 hours.
  • TLDR, the earliest the sale can end is May 11th at 10:00 am EST and the latest is May 12th 10:00 am EST.
  • The countdown timer on will be maintained in realtime.


Up to 5 editions of Imagine This will be reserved for community activities in the future.

Why we made these changes:

  • We heard from our community and want to: 1. avoid gas wars and 2. support one of our key pillars of accessibility by ensuring that any community member who holds 9 Your Daytime Fireworks from 9 different countries may be able to burn and exchange them for Imagine This.
  • Most importantly, this is a celebratory artwork. And, we want to align the sale of Imagine This with the philosophy of Your Daytime Fireworks — by putting it in the hands of the community to decide the number of editions and rarity of the celebratory artwork.

Head to on Tuesday, May 10 to burn Your Daytime Fireworks and claim your Special Edition! We’ve intentionally given the community an extra 6 days prior to the first phase to collect some of the rarer countries…

Finally, as a thank you to the collectors who’ve supported Cai and TRLab thus far, we’ve reached out to Cai and agreed on implementing a 7.5% transaction fee for secondary sales for this celebratory NFT.

For those who have collected the different Daytime Fireworks so far: will you be burning your fireworks for Imagine This?


T̶R̶L̶a̶b̶ ̶w̶i̶l̶l̶ ̶o̶f̶f̶e̶r̶ ̶t̶h̶i̶s̶ ̶w̶o̶r̶k̶ ̶i̶n̶ ̶a̶ ̶l̶i̶m̶i̶t̶e̶d̶ ̶e̶d̶i̶t̶i̶o̶n̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶1̶0̶0̶ ̶f̶o̶r̶ ̶5̶.̶4̶ ̶E̶T̶H̶ ̶e̶a̶c̶h̶ ̶s̶t̶a̶r̶t̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶M̶a̶y̶ ̶1̶0̶.̶

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W̶e̶ ̶a̶r̶e̶ ̶b̶a̶t̶c̶h̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶a̶l̶l̶ ̶1̶0̶0̶ ̶e̶d̶i̶t̶i̶o̶n̶s̶ ̶i̶n̶ ̶4̶ ̶p̶h̶a̶s̶e̶s̶,̶ ̶w̶i̶t̶h̶ ̶2̶5̶ ̶e̶d̶i̶t̶i̶o̶n̶s̶ ̶p̶e̶r̶ ̶p̶h̶a̶s̶e̶.̶ ̶I̶t̶ ̶i̶s̶ ̶f̶i̶r̶s̶t̶ ̶c̶o̶m̶e̶ ̶f̶i̶r̶s̶t̶ ̶s̶e̶r̶v̶e̶.̶ ̶C̶o̶l̶l̶e̶c̶t̶o̶r̶s̶ ̶w̶h̶o̶ ̶b̶u̶r̶n̶ ̶9̶ ̶f̶i̶r̶e̶w̶o̶r̶k̶s̶ ̶f̶r̶o̶m̶ ̶9̶ ̶d̶i̶f̶f̶e̶r̶e̶n̶t̶ ̶c̶o̶u̶n̶t̶r̶i̶e̶s̶ ̶d̶u̶r̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶f̶i̶r̶s̶t̶ ̶p̶h̶a̶s̶e̶ ̶w̶i̶l̶l̶ ̶b̶e̶ ̶a̶b̶l̶e̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶c̶l̶a̶i̶m̶ ̶1̶ ̶e̶d̶i̶t̶i̶o̶n̶ ̶o̶u̶t̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶f̶i̶r̶s̶t̶ ̶2̶5̶.̶ ̶

O̶n̶c̶e̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶f̶i̶r̶s̶t̶ ̶2̶5̶ ̶e̶d̶i̶t̶i̶o̶n̶s̶ ̶a̶r̶e̶ ̶c̶l̶a̶i̶m̶e̶d̶,̶ ̶c̶o̶l̶l̶e̶c̶t̶o̶r̶s̶ ̶w̶i̶l̶l̶ ̶n̶e̶e̶d̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶w̶a̶i̶t̶ ̶f̶o̶r̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶s̶e̶c̶o̶n̶d̶ ̶p̶h̶a̶s̶e̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶b̶u̶r̶n̶ ̶1̶0̶ ̶f̶i̶r̶e̶w̶o̶r̶k̶s̶ ̶i̶n̶ ̶o̶r̶d̶e̶r̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶c̶l̶a̶i̶m̶ ̶o̶n̶e̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶n̶e̶x̶t̶ ̶2̶5̶ ̶e̶d̶i̶t̶i̶o̶n̶s̶.̶ ̶B̶u̶r̶n̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶i̶s̶ ̶n̶o̶t̶ ̶a̶c̶c̶u̶m̶u̶l̶a̶t̶i̶v̶e̶,̶ ̶m̶e̶a̶n̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶i̶f̶ ̶y̶o̶u̶ ̶w̶a̶n̶t̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶r̶e̶c̶e̶i̶v̶e̶ ̶a̶n̶o̶t̶h̶e̶r̶ ̶l̶i̶m̶i̶t̶e̶d̶ ̶e̶d̶i̶t̶i̶o̶n̶ ̶d̶u̶r̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶s̶e̶c̶o̶n̶d̶ ̶p̶h̶a̶s̶e̶,̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶n̶ ̶y̶o̶u̶ ̶w̶o̶u̶l̶d̶ ̶n̶e̶e̶d̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶b̶u̶r̶n̶ ̶1̶0̶ ̶m̶o̶r̶e̶ ̶d̶u̶r̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶t̶h̶a̶t̶ ̶t̶i̶m̶e̶ ̶p̶e̶r̶i̶o̶d̶.̶ ̶T̶h̶e̶ ̶a̶m̶o̶u̶n̶t̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶f̶i̶r̶e̶w̶o̶r̶k̶s̶ ̶y̶o̶u̶ ̶b̶u̶r̶n̶ ̶d̶u̶r̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶P̶h̶a̶s̶e̶ ̶1̶ ̶d̶o̶e̶s̶ ̶n̶o̶t̶ ̶c̶o̶u̶n̶t̶ ̶t̶o̶w̶a̶r̶d̶s̶ ̶P̶h̶a̶s̶e̶ ̶2̶.̶ ̶

R̶e̶m̶e̶m̶b̶e̶r̶!̶ ̶H̶o̶l̶d̶e̶r̶s̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶a̶l̶l̶ ̶9̶0̶ ̶i̶n̶d̶i̶v̶i̶d̶u̶a̶l̶ ̶D̶a̶y̶t̶i̶m̶e̶ ̶F̶i̶r̶e̶w̶o̶r̶k̶s̶ ̶w̶i̶l̶l̶ ̶s̶e̶e̶ ̶a̶ ̶s̶p̶e̶c̶i̶a̶l̶ ̶r̶e̶w̶a̶r̶d̶ ̶a̶t̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶e̶n̶d̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶t̶h̶i̶s̶ ̶c̶o̶l̶l̶e̶c̶t̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶j̶o̶u̶r̶n̶e̶y̶,̶ ̶s̶o̶ ̶a̶s̶ ̶a̶l̶w̶a̶y̶s̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶c̶h̶o̶i̶c̶e̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶#̶i̶g̶n̶i̶t̶e̶-̶o̶r̶-̶H̶O̶D̶L̶ ̶i̶s̶ ̶y̶o̶u̶r̶s̶.̶ ̶C̶h̶o̶o̶s̶e̶ ̶w̶e̶l̶l̶,̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶m̶a̶y̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶f̶o̶u̶r̶t̶h̶ ̶b̶e̶ ̶w̶i̶t̶h̶ ̶y̶o̶u̶.̶ ̶

T̶h̶e̶ ̶p̶h̶a̶s̶e̶s̶ ̶a̶r̶e̶ ̶a̶s̶ ̶f̶o̶l̶l̶o̶w̶s̶:̶

*Editions that remain after each phase will be moved to the following phase

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Official channels of information include our Website, Twitter, Instagram, and the #announcements channel in our Discord.

Stay tuned for a sneak peek to come regarding our upcoming is going to be an exciting two months!




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