SL Art: Poetry of the human body

I like to roam through the ever changing galleries of Second Life and sometimes I hit on a work or an artist I like to promote on this blog. As little as it does for them. There are actually more than I display here, many more even, but  because I sometimes have to balance other people’s works against our own works. So I don’t display them here. There are enough blogs promoting SL art. But even because of the sheer numbers alone I lag behind.

Some of the artists I like actually show adult-related depictions.I am usually not really in favor of adult depictions, not because I feel ashamed, but more because I suspect that the adult content is to make up for the lack of art. It is more about arousal than about art. I never quite understand adult related content in that way. I was once at a gallery dedicated to adult pictures and I met someone who bluntly asked me if they didn’t arouse me as it did her.  And I replied kind by answering no. I can appreciate intimate pictures even to the point of feeling a longing, but for me art isn’t something that arouses me. However, to be honest, it sometimes can.Ain’t I the dubious one.

Anyway.. this rambling is done to introduce an artist named Sheldon in SL, who is not about arousal but uses what we call nudes not because they are nudes but are the poetry of the human body(sic). I was myself more interested in the materials he used than the imagery itself. And when I asked him about it, we had a conversation about nudes. That is art that shows nudes but is not about them. For me: I like the combination of materials and the use of light. And since I am a movie person light fascinates me, therefore I have him here on my blog. For it is after all about the image. Or the story that lies within.

I also like, without trying to insult, to present the work of Angelika  Corral, as it is sandwiched into the works of Sheldon. I do this because while Sheldon uses real life models, she works with SL models. And there we have another fascination of mine: SL avatars. I am fascinated by them in a way.

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Synthesis by Angelika Corral(left) and Curvature by Sheldon(right)

Above is a side to side depiction of the works of Angelika en Sheldon. One is showing SL avatars(Synthesis by Angelika Corral) and the other an image inspired by real life(you see from this where I come from) called Curvature by Sheldon.

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Left to right: Female Back, Distant Memories, Pay what you want, all by Sheldon.

 

I  somehow like the right one.

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She sleeps by Angelika Corral

 

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Absolution by Sheldon

 

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Abyss by Angelika Corral

 

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Protective by Sheldon

 

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Washed in Black by Angelika Corral

 

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Lumious by Sheldon

There is more made by the two and they can be seen at:

Their home base:

DaphneArts Art Complex

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tabula%20rasa/45/175/25

Galerie 17

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Wunder%20Land/151/102/1101

And no doubt at more places…

Story telling: In the heat of the night 1/2

The scene:

Virgil Tibbs(Sydney Poitier) is a black police detective from the North who gets stuck in a small town deep in the South where  black people are addressed as ‘boy’ and other derogatory names. He is more or less forced against his will to aid the local police forces headed by Chief Bill Gillespie(Rod Steiger), investigating the murder of a prominent businessman.
The murder isn’t the most interesting  part of the movie and is more the MacGuffin that keeps the story going.  The racial tension itself is more the focus. But in a way in how Tibbs and Gillespie interact. For while there is the racial divide, there is also something like a band of brothers for they are both policemen.
The scene starts with Tibbs, having a belly full of the racial hatred, deciding to leave town. Chief Gillespie attempts to change his mind.  Since the images say enough(edits are mine):

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