Art in Second Life 2021 (107) “Fools and Freaks” by Honey Bender

I visited the exhibition “Fools and Freaks” by Honey Bender at DixMix Gallery in room Amona. The exhibition consists of 12 pictures based on SL pictures, all showing females in freaky or fetish outfits, not erotic on a first glance, yet intriguing and tempting on a second glance. Just one pictures shows a male and a female.

I had seen Honey Bender’s art at DixMix Gallery in April 2021 the first time. Her style is quite unique. I like the way she processes her pictures turning SL photographs into art. All pictures of “Fools and Freaks” are kept in dark vintage colours. Honey added shadows and light at the right spots. The spectator is tempted to look at details. Yes the women are freaks yet even more you want to satisfy your curiosity, you begin to make up a story. Why are they like this? …. are they as freaky as they look like? What makes them being a freak? And what is a freak? Do you have to be a fool to be a freak? And is it bad to stare at the deformed lips?

Impressions of “Fools and Freaks” by Honey Bender at DixMix Gallery (1)

Honey Bender is in Second Life for more than 14 years. She is a stylist and photographer in Second Life. Homey Bender owns or writes for AUDAZ, a website featuring styles and outfits, accessoires, art, fashion, photographs and trends.
Honey Bender also has her own store for particular and unique fashion. And – according to her profile – she’s rich in both worlds *winks*

Impressions of “Fools and Freaks” by Honey Bender at DixMix Gallery (2)

The two larger pictures on the short walls of the exhibition rooms are different. One picture shows a male and at female in an artful pose. This picture is – in my personal opinion  – not freaky, it expresses love and passion. The other one is freaky, showing just feet in incredible high platform heels. You have to be a freak or a fool to wear them.

Thank you Dixmix for providing and curating the DixMix Gallery, thank you Megan for building it and for contributing at it. I enjoyed my visit and seeing “Fools and Freaks” by Honey Bender. The exhibition will stay open until November 13th.

Landmark to Dixmix Gallery 2021
DixMix Gallery website
AUDAZ website
Bender store

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