Friday, January 30, 2009

Cards in Second Life

Getting ready for a show called Primagery: The Color of Gold in February and thought I would give away a Valentine's Card.
Many of the images that I acquire through this process are suitable for cards so am introducing them next month. I use a free program for adapting the text to the images after cropping and some contrast adjustment. I hope people like them. I will be looking for a script that opens the card and maybe some other enhancements.
They will be available at the Gallery of the Minotaur soon!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Storybook Island

Currently on display in the Library on Storybook Island. This beautiful sim designed by Jenaia Morane is contemplative and peaceful. Group : The Virtual Worlds Story Project sponsors the island in an effort to enhance the virtual experience of Second Life. Also displayed is photography by Verde Otaared and the intricit and delicately beautiful works of Cora Dibou. -->-->

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

January Show Opening at Gallery of the Minotaur

Breakdancing on Ice! 7 pm - 9 pm Friday, January 16, 2008

My work is scattered all over and with the holidays it was hard to focus on creating new work. The show at anandra just opened with some of my best stuff, including the sculpts I use to create them. However, I did find an opportunity to put together something entirely new and am featuring the series in my show this month, a series called "Assuage". I'm asking L$500 for each piece. I'm trying to incorporate line in my work, which is fairly difficult when you just use prims like I do but the random result is a pleasing abstract. The textures employed in these works are my own and the basis of the sculpt was an old work that I had abandoned months ago and revisited. The sculpt on display will be exhibited with two selected views in late Spring or early Summer as limited editions. One of the perils of working with SL tools is just like any computer generated file, if you don't save will lose it. In the middle of playing with this sculpt, I inadvertently edited the color of the linked object and lost what I had created. I tried to reconstruct from an earlier version, and in the process discovered some new views that were interesting to photograph. The accidents are challenging and sometimes rewarding. *I just learned that there is an edit/undo--Oh Well...... This show will run to the middle of February. I have two shows in other galleries already lined up for February too so it should be an interesting month. I'm compiling the work now and always include new work in every show that I don't show elsewhere. The month of February is a Hallmark month of hearts and flowers. I hope to present something slightly different but suitable for the occasion.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Second Life Sculpture and Primagery

I never thought of myself as a sculptor but in reality, in order to produce the images I make, I first build a group of prims that relate to each other. I arrange them to create the effect of light, volume, and transparency that suggests a painting. Its not the overall appearance of the "sculpture" that I am seeking. Rather, it is the multitude of images created within..when you use your Second Life camera to explore the depths of the sculpture. Facing the Depths of Primagery was chosen as the title of the show at anandra because many of the images are like faces or like looking through a keyhole. The depths are clearly present in the accompanying sculptures.........promising viewers an enjoyable visual adventure. The miniatures sculptures in the show are surprisingly satisfying to look at and some of them have many more possibilities that I am anxious to explore. You won't be disappointed. This is a unique show and one that will fascinate you as much as it does me.