This is already the last of the three series of pictures I found at Imagine Nation,s a gallery in the virtual world of Second Life.
My choices of the pictures is purely based on the idea that the pictures express a story like feel as if it is a part of a bigger story, like a fragment or a scene.
First another impression of Imagine Nations.
This is one called Heledar by Wheeler. I can’t quite say what is going on and the pose seems somewhat strange, but the dress and the lack of colors sort of work for me. A lady who descended that stairs probably to wait for a car to pick her up or perhaps to drop someone off.
A magic strange picture that invokes a strange an eerie atmosphere.
I liked this picture, because it reminded me a vacation of Ireland. No story, but well a familiar sensation. That is what a picture can do to you: invoke a feeling or sensation.
I thought I add a small picture of the entrance to the gallery. Actually there are two, but this one is pretty, don’t you think?
The next three images are made by Sil Brandi. If I am not mistaken these are Second Life avatars, but the imagery has been changed so it has gotten a quality of it’s own. Each of the pictures have a kind of color scheme that sets the tone. It shows how colors can create a certain mood.
The violinist is a beautiful work done with red colors. I like this picture as it has something mysterious about it. Like those pictures with elves sitting at a pond. The red colors are a bit risky. Red is not a natural friendly color, especially not in its stronger variants, like blood red or clear red. However it seems to work. Somehow the picture also gives a sense of movement.
The tunnel is another nice mysterious piece. Normally tunnels are not a way out, but rather a way towards darkness that might have a spot of light at the end. This pictures turns is around. The woman is almost out of the darkness and about to enter the light. The interesting thing is that I do not find the tunnel feels that scary. A brown and lavender color scheme creates a warmer sense that black and grey would, which is probably why this picture is lighter than I expected.
It was this picture that attracted my attention. She almost looks like she is leaving not so much with anger but with a kind of grim determination. The yellow coloring make for a certain unease. I wonder where she is going to, because she seems to be heading towards a dead end.
I once visited a gallery named Bohemia Eclectic Gallery and I made a few post about works that were exhibited there that I liked. One of the artist, Meryll Panthar gave me a link to another gallery called Imagine Nations Photo Gallery and Studios . Imagine Nations is really a big place. It not only consist of two galleries presented as one, but also has a neat ground level where people can socialize or just spent some time in a nice environment. The gallery is full with the works of various artists and it was so much that I started to skip over those I don’t really find interesting. I do not pretend to have an profound understanding of art. I generally choose the pictures that seem to have a kind of story or story element in them. I am not really fascinated by nudes and BDSM pictures because there are so many of them.
However I did like a few that I like to present here as one. I especially like them when they are made with the aid of Second Life.
But first a picture of what is on ground level.
Here is the first artist that caught the eye: Thea Maiman.
I liked this picture called Glass Bubbles. It is in intriguing picture. There is a kind of story there.
I have hesitated to show some of these pictures as it shows nudes. I am not exactly against them, but I often wonder what is actually meant to attract the attention. The nude of the painting? In this case I found the pictures showed more than just nudes. Is it art? Or an illustrated story? Is that actually not art?