Meet August's Meta Angels Artist in Residence

Kyla Zoe Rafert

Carpe Diem

The final piece Kyla created for her residency, Carpe Diem was available as a free mint to all Meta Angels members.

Description: In this perfect world, our flower festooned carousel horses are able to come to life and break free, thanks to a special kind of magic possessed only by little girls. And in this world, we are able to seize the day by grabbing our daisy chain reins and bravely galloping forward instead of forever running in circles to the soundtrack of an unceasingly cheery orchestral march. We are limited only by our imagination.

More About Kyla

Kyla Zoe Rafert is a painter and printmaker living in central Ohio.  Her work is psychologically driven and historically inspired.  She creates highly detailed ahistorical tableaus that feature young women and girls in surrealistic, psychologically potent scenes. Her works are ultimately a treatise on the multiple, sometimes conflicting expectations society has and has had for women and girls, and the often confusing transition from girlhood, to adulthood. Her love-hate relationship with feminine ideals is a foundational theme of her work.

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Where To Find Kyla


Explore Kyla’s website and shop for physical artwork and Merch.


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Web3 Art

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Explore Kyla’s work virtually in her Meta Angels OnCyber gallery.

Become Part of the Artist in Residence Program

If you are an emerging artist like Kyla looking to explore your art in the web3 space we’d love for you to apply for our month-long residency. Each piece is commissioned and you'll also receive a year-long subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud to help you complete the piece.