Another set of pictures with stories made by an artist with the aid of second life. She also combine pictures with stories.
Her art differs somewhat in that it had been changed a lot more then the previous artists. Some are so changed that you hardly can see they are made in Second Life.
I would like to be able to love and hate to see the Color Variations of the World. But I only see Black and White and I feel nothing … I just feel the Desire for Humanity
I made a picture with myself in it. Heh. This image I found interesting because I am intrigued by the concept of identity. In Second Life (SL) we can choose our looks. We can be something we can’t be in real life (RL) and we can even experiment with behaviors we can experiment with in RL. And interesting example is here: http://dish.andrewsullivan.com/2013/07/01/whats-a-bisexual-anyway-ctd-4/. I am less interested in the article, but more in the movie, as I am not so much interested about the sexual aspect(which is something people like going on about) but about how people somehow have a desire to be something else and thus express it by dressing up as furries in real life for example. I must admit: I was a bit startled by it all(not shocked). After some thinking I started to understand a bit what people dressing up as those furries might feel. It is something I associate with tinies (a creature that is a often an small intelligent animal or a mix of animal and human, like a furry but smaller).
A kind of innocence.
The above picture is something that touches this subject. What is humanity and what is not? And why do some people want to be something that is not like a human? Is it because as human they lacks something or is it something humanity lacks as a whole? The one wants to be human and the other doesn’t want to be.
In Humans, it is like the Animals You love them, You bury them and then it’s over They become Victims of Past..
I don’t have much to say about this one. Just look at it 🙂
The next artist I like to mention work from is called Tess Falworth. She makes pictures using Second Life and adds little stories to them. The above painting has great lighting. The picture is a talking one breathing a mood of solitude and wandering.
I search because I need to know.. because I need to feel the earth at my feet, the sand that cascades through my fingers.. I search for the infinite, the real, the surreal.. the beyond and the void. I search for meaning in the sunset… knowing that I am but singularity in the web and my thread may be cut when I least expect it, but until then, I will search with an open heart and open soul.
there are but a few moments in between.. the sweetness of surrender and the triumph of temptation…
Nude don’t do much for me. I know that some people find them fascinating, I don’t exactly see why. However I am not against them either. This one somehow caught my gaze. I have a hard time to tell why. I is a combination of the pose, the way the two ladies are standing, the hand and the gag. I like the way the light is used. There is a story there that wants to be told.
One of the things I like about Second Life is that people show their works there. I try to have a look at them whenever possible to learn about making imagery. One day I ran into the Bohemian Eclectic Gallery (BEG For Short). This gallery interested me because it showed a wide diversity of pictures all made in or with the aid of second life. Since I use Second Life to make my pictures, this of course interested me.
I normally don’t review art as I don’t want to end up in some kind of pointless discussion. However I wanted to post a few paintings here and discuss them because these paintings have a kind of story behind them.
For me that makes such paintings interesting, because I am interested in combining images with stories.
The first picture is called The rape of liberty made by Meryll Panthar. I send a mail to Merryl Panthar as I think an arists should at least have an idea of what I am writing about them. She pointed out that I made an error by laying blame with deviantart (for which I am sorry). The blame goes to Koinup. The story is that Koinup seemed to have one day decided to ban male nudes while at the same time allowing female nudes. As an act of protest she made the above picture. It was made in three hours. Not bad 😛
Personally I think the above image is not all that shocking either. I can imagine a much more deviant ways of representing a rape.
The interesting thing for me is that it is made with Second Life and smartly avoids to be called a total nude because crucial parts are covered. I like the way it is made and the feeling about the painting. It also reminds me that there is a certain breed of people in the world who like ‘power’ for it’s own sake and these people strive to get positions where they can exercise power. They of course will defend their behavior by pointing out that rules (we all made) have to be followed (the way they want it). But you know what they really are when they do so with an overwhelming sense of glee or self-righteousness. And don’t think that people who like power are automatically opposed to liberty. In fact people who like power might be the greatest supporters of liberty, because they don’t really care for what cause power is used as long as it is exercised: exercised by them.
The interesting about this picture is also that it shows a few limitations of Second Life. The cloth is going through avatar, the avatar is a 3d design made by Linden and has certain unnatural aspects, such as the shoulders. In addition the part where the legs join the body has a clear line where you would expect the flesh to fold or crumple.
The lighting combined with the shadows is well done and makes for half the mood. The other is the little rusty bloody look.