Monday, October 26, 2009


Budding is the early stage of development or budding plants and in this case, virons, shown in the pictures. Asexual reproduction is called budding, wherein an offspring grows out of the body of the parent. Budding* - outgrowths detach = new organism (unequal split)
Some of these living things are microscopic or very small --- something like it can be created at a large scale in Second Life that we can inspect closely with our own avatar eyes. These are my inspiration for the moment for a couple of new series of primagery called Budding. My goal will be to imbue the sculpture with life and capture the beauty with the SL camera.
Why has not man a microscopic eye? For the plain reason man is not a fly.’ The early 18th century poet Alexander Pope’s wrote.
Art is the microscope of the mind, which sharpens the wit as the other does the sight; and converts every object into a little universe in itself. Art may be said to draw aside the veil from nature. To those who are perfectly unskilled in the practice, unimbued with the principles of art, most objects present only a confused mass", a quote by William Hazlitt , English critic and author(1778 - 1830)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Pond on Fire - Cambrian Explosion in Burning Life

The place is heating up. Over 380 visitors so far. Note 10/23/09 : I'm thinking thats alot of visitors and then went to Zero Mile...they get that many visitors in ONE DAY!!! Next year...THEME Park....

Monday, October 19, 2009


This weekend Physeter Nichols (conducting a tour of SL installations) stated more than once that my artwork was indicative of very different thinking - a non linear or lateral approach. I felt sort of compelled to sort this statement out because it almost seemed like a if there was something a little "tetched" about my brain.
"Every act of creation is first an act of destruction,”my favorite artist of all time said (Pictured above) He didn't spend time analyzing his next move, he moved on impulse to break down the normal restrictions and impediments to new discovery. Picasso was a lateral thinker. I'm going to imagine that I'm brainstorming with Picasso on my next piece of art.
So what is entelechy? It is the vital force that pushes you to make the most of your potential and work towards a specific goal. Chaos is a good thing for lateral or non-linear thinkers.

Burning Man 2009 - Get in the Spirit!!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Queen Magazine Aug 09 - Anandra Exhibit

I didn't know they had an online magazine. This is awesome. The feature is on the last page. The article is in regard to the anandra exhibit which is no longer. A very complimentary article about my work. I finally got some time at work to look up a few things and have been pleasantly surprised. :)

Role Magazine July 09 - Aho Museum Exhibit

The Aho Museum is exhibiting a collection of Primagery from work I created this year, with the majority of the work - six series, in fact - created in December 2008. This work is on permanent display on the second floor. I was pleased to just discover this recent article about it.
I am proud to have found a means to produce work in Second Life that is authentic and true to its origins. I am equally proud to hear the praise that this effort has produced. I haven't done a primagery series for about a month. I have to get back to my roots. I hope you enjoy the journey with me.

Burning Life Opens the Gates Today

Get ready to RUMBLE! Get a gift and LM to some wonderful installations at the Art Exhibit tent. See the artsy Porta Potties, even one by me.
Drop by and visit my art parcel, called the Cambrian Explosion. Use the zero gravity sky balls or fly inside yourself. Try walking to the water and see what happens. Inside you will experience some music and visuals that capture my abstract idea of 30 million years of evolution from plankton to vertibrates such as the now extinct trilobites, micromitra, and hurdia victorias. Based on my block prims from the Rebuild series and inspired by the work of the now deceased Vanfarel Kupfer and my admiration of the use of subtle gauze textures by Glyph Graves, I sought to create an exciting and beautiful literal explosion of colors and shapes that springs from a pond in a fossil bed.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

White Velvet Gallery - PiRats through November 1 2009

White Velvet Gallery - PiRats through November 1, 2009 will be showing a selection of Primagery including my most recent experiments with a sculpture called "Rebuild" using a texture I created over a year ago. Here are two examples of the range of images that I was able to extract from the sculpture under different lighting and views.
The show opens today at 1 pm. It features 4 other artists of great interest.
Remember: All proceeds go to the artist directly.

Friday, October 2, 2009

German Second Life Page with Primagery

Leute treffen - third picture in the slideshow that cool, or what? Vas?

Liz Larner

"2001" one by Liz Larner may be on permanent display at UCSF Mission Bay in the Genetics, Development and Behavioral Sciences building but in 2007 it was in NYC Central Park. She takes the sphere and the cube and puts it together in a twelve feet high and twelve foot deep stainless steel, and fiberglass piece painted in green and purple iridescent urethane. Its contour and color change with the viewer's angle and the overall light conditions so that it seems to be both at rest and undergoing metamorphosis. Made using a computer animation program and constructed of industrial materials, it really is an eye-catcher.

George Hart - Geometric Sculptures

This piece is called "Tumbleweed" and I might try to do something like it in SL but with alphas. On the otherhand..I might even try the metal look. I need to put a little tumbleweed on the desert plot in Burning Life. Most all geometric sculpture is symmetrical and precise--something that I find nice to look at but overwhelmingly restrictive to my way of working. George W. Hart makes some beautiful sculptures. There are actually many out there just like him but I stumbled across his work when I googled tumbleweed. Vladimir Bulatov and Bathsheba Grossman have similar backgrounds and approaches.

In Second Life Bathsheba Grossman is know as Wizard Gynoid. Then there is always Seifert Surface (mathemetician Henry Segerman in RL)...and probably others that use mathematics and scientific principles on purpose to create art in Second Life.

More about George Hart and geometric sculptures:

He writes about geometric sculptures:

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Forever Series Scripted Sculpture

A new series of scripted sculptures called "Forever" where I use a twisted prim and alpha textures intertwined, rotating and evolving in no certain pattern but always returning to the original shape. These sculptures may be resized by the click of a menu. The blue one is "Forever Blue" and the other one is color-changing..."Forever Ribbons". These are currently on display with many other fine sculptures at Tani Thor's outdoor sculpture gallery for 20 days.