Sunday, August 29, 2010

Art Deco - Metropolis Theme Burn2 Opening October 16-23. I donated L$8K to acquire a plot this year. I figure it will help support the arts and this event in particular. I also missed the deadline for the lottery. :( The plot is 1024 m and 351 prim limit. The plots are close together, unlike last year. My plot backs to the sim edge and is facing a roadway so that it doesn't necessarily have to be viewed from every angle. Some more famous SL artists were given larger plots in which to work with over 2100 prims available to them. The rest of us are crowded in the ghetto surrounding the main buildings. This year's theme is Metropolis. The style is art deco.

Monday, August 16, 2010

POP ART LAB - Art Breakers

Art Breaker takes off! The participating artists: Bryn Oh ( Abstract Baroque Misprint Thursday Misu Susanowa ( Sunn Thunders ( Binary Quandry Sabrinaa Nightfire Sledge Roffo The theme of my installation: De Stijl: [deh STILE] A movement among artists and architects in post-WWI Holland who sought to create a universal style in painting, architecture, and design, using rectangles and squares in flat planes of bold primary colors and black, gray and white. Update: I started with De Stijl rules...but I had to BREAK them! Come see! 1. The maximum number of prims allowed for each artist/artist group is 400. 2. All installations/pieces should be inter- or reactive. 3. Building can take place from 2010-08-14 till end date 2010-09-03. 4. After a 2 months showcase all installations will be removed. 5. Scripts should be made low lag. Important dates: July 3 – July 31: Call for proposals (send/show us your ideas)July 31 – August 13: Evaluation (committee selects the 8 participating entries)August 14, Saturday: Rezz (build starts)September 4, Saturday: Event (showcase incl. happenings)October 6, Saturday: End (removal of builds)

Thursday, August 5, 2010


Theory of Colours (original German title, Zur Farbenlehre) is a book by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe published in 1810. It contains some of the earliest published descriptions of phenomena such as coloured shadows, refraction, and chromatic aberration. Its influence extends primarily to the art world, especially among the Pre-Raphaelites. J. M. W. Turner studied it comprehensively, and referenced it in the titles of several paintings (Bockemuhl, 1991). Wassily Kandinsky considered Goethe's theory "one of the most important works."

josef albers

Josef Albers (1888 - 1976) was a German-born American artist (geometric abstraction) and educator whose work, both in Europe and in the United States, formed the basis of some of the most influential and far-reaching art education programs of the 20th century.
At the age of 63, Josef Albers began what was to become his signature series, the 'Homage to the Square'. From 1950 until his death Albers was to create over 1,000 variations on the theme of squares, abandoning the loose forms of the late 1930s and '40s and returning to the hard-edged geometry of his Bauhaus years.
The top piece is sandblasted on glass and painted in black, approx 44 x 31 cm.

De Stijl

The term De Stijl is used to refer to a body of work from 1917 to 1931 founded in the Netherlands. De Stijl is also the name of a journal that was published by the Dutch painter, designer, writer, and critic Theo van Doesburg (1883–1931), propagating the group's theories. Next to van Doesburg, the group's principal members were the painters Piet Mondrian (1872–1944), Vilmos Huszár (1884–1960), and Bart van der Leck (1876–1958), and the architects Gerrit Rietveld (1888–1964), Robert van 't Hoff (1887–1979), and J.J.P. Oud (1890–1963). The artistic philosophy that formed a basis for the group's work is known as neoplasticism — the new plastic art (or Nieuwe Beelding in Dutch).
Mondrian himself sets forth these delimitations in his essay 'Neo-Plasticism in Pictorial Art'. He writes, "... this new plastic idea will ignore the particulars of appearance, that is to say, natural form and colour. On the contrary, it should find its expression in the abstraction of form and colour, that is to say, in the straight line and the clearly defined primary colour."

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This is the influence that provides more satisfaction than any other influences in art for me....although in my work, colors are more expansive and the patterns have more variety. I keep coming back to this movement as a reference because it brings harmony and peacefulness. I'm rejecting any further struggle with organic forms. Unless I experience another evolution or backward glance, I feel the style I am most comfortable with is strictly geometric. It has taken two years of experimentation in SL to finally find a resting place. I am there. I see the potential to keep me occupied with unlimited experiences within this realm of expression.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Georgia O'Keefe

Soon I plan to unveil some distinctively O'Keefe style primagery. Her ability to see the abstract in nature by zooming in, closely parallels my relationship with the prim. Because I don't use sculpties (some day, maybe), I don't have the freedom of shaping the forms relative to my "canvas" but it is remarkable, just how much it still feels like it is working. In this series, I've challenged myself to utilizing one shape only - a version of a two-fold calabi-yau or my favorite twisted torus. The element of light will personalize it for me...setting up the photos..making them "feel" like a canvas. Abstract flowers and landscapes that evoke her style is my goal for this series I call "Georgia". To see some examples Update: New Show scheduled for December for the unveiling of "Georgia" primagery series