Art in Second Life 2023 (24) Secret Garden by Cica Ghost

Cica Ghost did it again and opened another new installation. It is named “Secret Garden” and opened Sunday, May 7th. Together with the landmark, Cica provided a quote again, this time from The Secret Garden Book by Frances Hodgson Burnett (how fitting!): “And the secret garden bloomed and bloomed and every morning revealed new miracles.

As always you’re asked to use “Shared Environment” as the environment is part of Cica’s art. Please also turn on “Advanced lighting”. Secret Garden is a bit different to what you and I might expect. The colours are dark with a metallic look. Silver, metal, bronze and brass tones are the dominating colours. The flowers shine at some viewing angels, sometimes they are matte.

Impressions from “Secret Garden” by Cica Ghost (1)

Secret Garden is inhabited by hippos and birds, but you also find one goat, one frog and … one cat (YAY). The hippos and the birds mostly look very happy, “Cica”-ish and are watching what is going on. You find many places to sit and to dance (ballet dances this time). Just hoover your mouse over objects to find places to sit, just click the “Dance” boards to dance.

Impressions from “Secret Garden” by Cica Ghost (2)

Together with the dark sky and the selected environment there’s a particular atmosphere at Secret Garden. The place is submerged in hazy, foggy light, which makes the flowers shine more. As you would suspect, there’re lots of details to discover, small details like a miniature of a “Cica”-house with wheels placed on a table. Also watch out for the birds, there’re more than just the big ones.

Impressions from “Secret Garden” by Cica Ghost (3)

At one place to sit I asked myself who is watching who.. does the bird look at me – or do I observe the bird? The frog is sitting on the edge of a bathtube, ready to jump in. And the cat (thank you Cica) has a place for it’s own.

Impressions from “Secret Garden” by Cica Ghost (4)

Secret Garden is not a place intended to make you smile like a kid exploring a peaceful world. It is different. It makes you smile discovering the artful light and some artful decorated places. The flowers are the stars of the secret garden as well as the art that is spread over the place. That – and the cat – gave reason enough to me to smile nonetheless!

As always we don’t know how long Secret Garden will be available for a visit, so hurry up and explore it.

Landmark to Happy Town by Cica Ghost
Landmark to Cica’s new shop
Cica Ghost’s shop on the marketplace
Cica Ghost’s flickr:

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