Art in Second Life 2023 (4) Scribbled by Cica Ghost

Thursday, January 12th, Cica Ghost opened her newest installation: “Scribbled“. I visited comparably late on Tuesday, January 17th, as I had a short time-out of Second Life. Hence you might have to hurry up a bit with your own visit as Cica’s installations are often only a few weeks available.

 

Cica provided a thought for “Scribbled” with the landmark: “Every day is a new day”. This thought is very fitting when you know Cica’s art. You could interpret it as “Every day is a day to try out something new”. And “Scribbled” is different compared with Cica’s other installations, nonetheless you recognize the Cica and her style immediately.

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 – and important to experience “Scribbled” the way Cica intended.

Impressions of “Scribbled” by Cica Ghost (1)

From the beginning I had the impression to walk through a drawing. There’s no landscape, no colour, just a white paper and scribbled trees, paths, flowers, houses. I admit that it did confuse me at first. I began to walk along the paths and the longer I walked through the drawing, the more I noticed details and began to like it a lot.

Impressions of “Scribbled” by Cica Ghost (2)

Perhaps I liked in particular as I discovered the cat, that Cica added to “Scribbled“, right when I began exploring. The cat is kind of a running gag between Cica and me. I always look out for it and am happy when I find it!

In “Scribbled” you find a lot of old companions af Cica’s former installations, not coloured and in 3D but in black and white, scribbled counterparts. There’re monsters, elephants, snails, sheep, worms, deers, cows and butterflies to name just a few.

Impressions of “Scribbled” by Cica Ghost (3)

And all these companions made me smile remembering the former installations. Seeing the world with the eyes of children, discovering something new every day, being open for new experiences, being positive is what I interpret into Cica’s art. And walking through a drawing and recognizing all these Cica elements was this new experience for me.

Impressions of “Scribbled” by Cica Ghost (4)

Of course you can dance and sit as well as in all of Cica’s installations. It felt strange to sit on a scribbled chair – but it works. And in the drawing I was the only coloured being!
There is no shop at “Scribbled” but you can buy some of the scribbled companions, or even the frame with the two chairs to sit on. When you hoover with your mouse over the objects, you can see the “buy” symbol.

I am pretty sure, that you notice something new every time you visit “Scribbled“. It is full of details, that you might not see at first. Just look into the sky and see the scribbled clouds and the sun!

Impressions of “Scribbled” by Cica Ghost (5) – lower right shows Cica and Diomita

Scribbled” was a new experience for me. I saw Cica’s world from another perspective. Cica succeeded in creating something new – for her herself and for the visitors. And Cica once again made me smile and allowed me to escape from everyday life for a bit. Thank you for another great installation, Cica!

As mentioned at the beginning, don’t wait to long with your visit to “Scribbled“, you never know how long it may stay – it is a temporary world.

Landmark to “Scribbled” by Cica Ghost
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Mysterious/76/159/25
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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