Art in Sceond Life 2022 (101) Trolland by Cica Ghost

Saturday, December 10th, Cica Ghost opened her newest installation: “Trolland“.

This time Cica doesn’t provide a thought with her installation, instead she explains what a troll is: “A troll is a class of being in Germanic mythology and Scandinavian folklore. In Old Norse sources, beings described as trolls dwell in isolated rocks, mountains, or caves, live together in small family units, and are rarely helpful to human beings.

Impressions of “Trolland” by Cica Chost (1) – around the landing point

As usual with Cica’s installation you shall use shared environment. You will get reminded upon landing. You should also set advanced lighting and activate shadows from sun/moon and projectors. The environment settings are part of Cica’s art. For “Trolland” she selected an dark and hazy sky with some clouds. It feels not really comfortable. The ground is rocky and the only plant growing are strange large mushrooms. Beside that, the trolls have built bizarre structures from the rocks. Some of the rocks are connected to the ground or between eachother with ropes.
Trolland consists of qutie some plateaus, some paths between them and quite deep gorges. Hence you have to be careful walking around. If you happen to end in a gorge, no worries in Second Life you can fly and flying is allowed at Trolland.

Impressions of “Trolland” by Cica Chost (2) – The two trolls

It took some for me time to find the 2 Trolls that stand together between some mushrooms and stone structures. On my way I found the first place to dance and I took quite some pictures of the bizarre structures, that the trolls have built.
Far away I saw something more lighting. I walked over there. It turned out to be the Trollstore. Cica sells the three trolls of the installtion for 500L each. They are artful beings!

Impressions of “Trolland” by Cica Chost (3) – Cica’s Troll Shop

The third troll is standing alone and cooking a mysterious soup like a druid. You can dance around the pot if your’re not scared. By the way, although the trolls look scary, they are harmless and I was simploring with a smile on my face, as always in Cica’s installations.

Impressions of “Trolland” by Cica Chost (4) – The druid troll

What else to report about “Trolland“? Of course you find places to sit. Just hoover with your mouse of places that seem to offer it and select a fitting pose. But there’s another extra: a Cica-Trollmobile. because of the steep and rocky land it is hard to drive around with it and I got stuck soon. I had fun with it nonetheless.

Impressions of “Trolland” by Cica Chost (5) – the Cica-Trollmobile

A visit to “Trolland” is a welcomed time-out from everyday life, a short trip to a fantasy mystery world. I enjoyed my visit to the trolls and their bizarre land.
Thank you for another great installation, Cica!
As always, don’t wait to long with your visit to “Trolland“, you never know how long it may stay – it is a temporary world.

Landmark to “Trolland” by Cica Ghost
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Mysterious/236/163/24
Cica Ghost’s shop on the marketplace
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/98471
Cica Ghost’s flickr:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/64860898@N05/

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