Diary 2017 (160) Sept. 22nd/23rd – Pirates, Lights, and a dress

Friday night, September 22nd, we had another party. The theme that Virgo picked was “Pirates”. We were just Virgo, Starry and myself in the beginning and hence I had time to get a fitting dress on the marketplace. I’m prepared now for the next “Pirates”-party. We had a very nice party with more guests later.

September 22nd: Friday night party “Pirates” – Baroness Capeleo, Diomita Maurer (upper pictures) and Della Randt, Starry, Virgo (lower pictures)

Saturday, September 23rd, I met with Mistress Jenny in the afternoon. She had announced before to take more control again yet I didn’t expect what she had in mind. We went to Restrained Freedom and she bought a sub suit for me. The sub suit is a quite elaborted restricting dress, that offers a lot of different designs, from a short unstricted dress to a full encasement with a hood – and a lot inbetween. Every single part of it can be coloured with a HUD in any Color and any material. Offering such a variety it is not that easy to set it up. slave Flo has one and I played with it several times. And now I own one, because Mistress wanted it for me. To stay honest, she also said that I may buy her one too. She will have the advantage that I can help her setting it up. I spent the rest of Saturday afternoon with setting up the sub suit and had it ready for Mistress Jenny at night.

September 23rd: Diomita Maurer wearing the “RF sub suit”

Saturday night we went attending a light show by Mario2 Helstein. I know Mario’s art and shows from visiting his LEA installation “Light Thoughts 3” (read here) and from visitng one of his former shows, the “Solstice Light Show” (read here). Mario had been busy working on the Sansar project and is back to Second Life now to do some events. He did a new “Equinox Show” at the Theatere On the Hill Saturday night and I had an invitation.

September 23rd: Impressions of Mario2 Helstein’s_Equinox_Show (1)

The show was fantastic again and I took about 100 (!) pictures again. For Mistress Jenny and slave Flo it was the first time seeing Mario’s light show and I’m glad they liked it as I did. Just amazing!

September 23rd: Impressions of Mario2 Helstein’s_Equinox_Show (2)

The show lasted over one hour and slave Flo went to bed when it was finished. Mistress Jenny and I went to The Secret house to wind down and we met Argi there. Soon later Kitty and slave slut cecy joined us. As it was already late we just chatted and caught up, then we brought slave cecy to Lochme, where she can hang around for a while.

September 23rd: Mistress Jenny, Diomita, Kitty and slut cecy at TSH and Lochme

What a varied Saturday night!

Simploring 2017 (77) 5 years of Fractals

When I read Inara Pey’s blog entry “Five Years of Fractals in Second Life” I remembered my visit to the installation “No Frontiers” by Gem Preiz at LEA in July (read here).
“5 years of Fractals” is an exhibition at the R&D Art Gallery that covers Gem Preiz’ artistical work of the last 5 years.

You can grab an information about Gem Preiz at the entrance of the exhibition and it is helpful for understanding what you see. Gem Preiz “is educated in science and mathematics and is fond of anything related to Nature, Cosmos and Earth, from astronomy to geology. The world of fractals is, in the same way, ruled by Mathematics functions which, as Physics do in Nature, enable to create objects which features repeat themselves at every scale.” In the notecard you’ll find a list of Gem’s work in Second Life and wihtin the LEA program – a long list btw.

The exhibtion is just great. It shows what you can do using fractals, be it related to nature or to Science Fiction, or be it simply fantasy. You will be captured in these pictures as you can discover so much. Many frames are slideshows presenting not just one picture but series of pictures. This way when you stand in one room of the exhibtion you can really dive into this world of fractals. It is amazing. There are links to youtube videos, that were taken at Gem’s former installations. I recommend watching them while you visit the exhibtion. It might change your view on the presented art as the videos add a third dimension and Gem selected fitting music.

The exhibition “5 years of Fractals” at the R&D Art Gallery is quite large and although I spent more than one hour there, I haven’t seen it all. Thank you very much, Gem. I had a nice time-out visiting your exhibtion.

I also looked up Gem Preiz’ profile and he found a nice way to interpret his Second Life name Gem:
“Gem like Gemini, which means twin: I feel so mach better when I’m together with my twin – Gem like Gemstome: I have a passion for minerals”
For sure Gem Preiz’ art is a gem of Second Life.
I also like what he states about his Real Life as it fits perfect to his art: “I spend more than half of my life dreaming of another life”

The R&D Art Gallery is at a sim with the name Diotima. The name Diotima means Zeus Honor, either in the active sense of a woman who honors Zeus, or in the passive sense of a woman honored by Zeus (source: wikipedia). On a sidenote: when I selected my name for Second Life I didn’t remember this name correctly and choose Diomita instead – funny coincidence.

Landmark to R&D Gallery
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gigli%20Waves/146/198/34
Inara pey’s blog entry “Five Years of Fractals in Second Life”
https://modemworld.me/2017/09/15/five-years-of-fractals-in-second-life/

Simploring 2017 (72) Fairy Tale by Cica Ghost

My simploring tour Saturday, September 2nd, led me to “Fairy Tale” by Cica Ghost  . I became aware of it by Inara Pey’s blog entry “Cica’s Fairy Tale in Second Life” .

If you’re interested in art within Second Life, it is very likely that you’ll come across Cica Ghost. She has had many art installations and sigle pieces of her can be found in several other sims which deal with art. Cica Ghost is an artist from Serbia and in Second Life since 2010. Cica Ghost runs a little shop where you can buy some of her art. Her list of exhibitions and installations is quite long. You can grab one at the landing point at “Fairy Tale“. I myself visited some of the sims, that she has created and I wrote bout them: Cica’s Library, Frogs, Keys, Ruins.

September 3rd: Impressions of “Fairy Tale” by Cica Ghost (1)

Fairy Tale” is once again different. It is build on a rocky and hilly island. Many towers, build of separate large flat stones, rise up very high. The vagetation is meagre and and look like in winter, there’s no single leaf. In the middle of the island are two dragons that seem to supervise the island. On one bigger rock at one side of the island is a single one room shed. And there’s a fence around the shed and a littel garden with some flowers (and colours as opposed to the rest of the island). Some cats and one woman live their lonely life there.

September 3rd: Impressions of “Fairy Tale” by Cica Ghost (2)

The landmark description is a quote of C. S. Lewis, a british novelist and poet: “Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.”
Like Cica’s other installations there’re plenty of possible interpretations and she avoids giving any direction. I personally can’t really get the quote into a reasonable relation to the sim “Fairy Tale“. Just the single house with the garden and it’s strange inhabitant with the cats build a sharp contrast to the rest of the island with it’s stone towers and the two dragons. Overall the atmosphere is cold but it’s not hostile, and the dragons seem to be peaceful (to me). I found a dancing animation on one rock and tried it out, as well as a sitting pose just next to one of the dragons. What reminds me of a fairy tale is that the whole installation seems to be like dream, as not everything makes sense in a dream.

September 3rd: Impressions of “Fairy Tale” by Cica Ghost (3)

Build yourself your own picture and your own interpretation. Thank you Cica for another piece of art for Second Life.

Landmark to Fairy Tale
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Seth%20Island/212/49/40
Inara Pey’s blog post “Cica’s Fairy Tale in Second Life”
https://modemworld.me/2017/08/30/cicas-fairy-tale-in-second-life/
Cica’s shop in Second Life
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Appalachian/140/139/3502

Simploring 2017 (71) Art by Nature

Another time I went simploring following Inara’s footsteps in Second Life. Inspired by her blog entry “A return to the Art of Nature in Second Life“. I visited the exhibition “Art By Nature” of Ani (anibrm.jung).

Art by Nature is an exhibition presented by “Gallery Graine and Riverside Cafe”, which is owned by Graine Macbain. Again a place where artists get the opportunity to exhibit due to private iniative and sponsoring.

Impressions of the Exhibition “Art By Nature” by Anibrm Jung (1)

Anibrm Jung is a RL award-winning photographer for her sensitive and vibrant portraits of nature’s works of art. Using only natural light and her Nikon D60 digital camera she captures the intimate detail of the life bursting forth in her garden. Framing at the viewfinder, Ani uses no cropping or image manipulation, allowing us to see exactly as she sees and to feel the closemess to nature that is her joy. Ani, 42, is from the Netherlands and has been active in SL since December, 2006 as an artist and also performs as the lead singer for SL’s “Slave Girls Rock” band.
(taken from the information of the exhibition)

Impressions of the Exhibition “Art By Nature” by Anibrm Jung (2)

If you enjoy good photographs be it macro pictures of insects or blossoms or pictures of a pure nature landscapes or landmarks, then you’ll be exited by Ani’s art. It’s the selection of the right object, the right time to take a picture and the selected window that makes it art. I like her work!

Impressions of the Exhibition “Art By Nature” by Anibrm Jung (3), in the lower picture is Ani herself

I met Ani at her exhibition Art By Nature and we had a short chat. I asked her about a website for more information, she has none. Hence you have to visit her exhibition to see her work and to buy some of her Pictures. They are quite affordable at prices of around 500 to 600 L$.

I can just recommend a visit.

Landmark to Art By Nature
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Blue%20Curacao/44/34/23
Inara Pey’s blog entry “A return to the Art of Nature in Second Life”
https://modemworld.me/2017/08/25/a-return-to-the-art-of-nature-in-second-life/

Simploring 2017 (68) Aly’s Fine Art Gallery & Jungle

Thursday, August 17th, I went simploring following Inara Pey’s blog post “Art in the wild in Second Life“. Aly’s Fine Art Gallery & Jungle is, no surprise, a sim owned by Aly (Alysheea) with a gallery showing Aly’s art and with a jungle. The sim was built by Prosperine2 and Hepburn30. In the landmark description it is described with the tags “fine art, sculptures, photographs. The sim contains: waterfalls, cliffs, caverns, caves, hidden discoveries, romance, relaxation, dancing, adventure, Buddha, elephants, nature, GREAT photo ops, ruins, beaches and more!

The landing point is close to the gallery, that spreads over three open huts built on the beach. Aly’s art compromises moving 3D art (mobiles) and pictures of different styles from RL photography to fractal art, from black and white to SL snapshots and mixtures of all all styles. You can purchase the art here, most are just 99 L$.

After my visit to the gallery I began exploring the island. Aly’s wrote in her notecard:
Immerse your senses and enjoy!
Beauty surrounds you for relaxation and smiles
Take the time to view the art and the nature!
Search for hidden beauty along the way.
That pretty much describes the sim very well.

Impressions of Aly’s Fine Art Gallery & Jungle (2)

Aly’s Fine Art Gallery & Jungle‘s nature and the jungle are beautiful and colourful (did I mention already that I love colours?). It offers many places to sit and cuddle or to dance or to simply enjoy the view. I also tried out the tai chi animation on the top of a rock near the balloon. The big huge rock in the West covers a cave and tunnel system. The caves offer more places to wind down, to dance or simply to enjoy the colours and the peace.
I won’t describe the places and spots in detail here as my pictures tell more than a thousand words. I also discovered a cove with a “Moonphase Piano”, most probably better known as “Simon says” and I played a bit, still a nice game and a nice exercise for your memory.

I explored and discovered Aly’s Fine Art Gallery & Jungle for about an hour and I really enjoyed my visit and I took many pictures. A lovely sim! Thank you Aly for your art and in particular for providing your sim to the public.

Inara Pey’s blog post “Art in the wild in Second Life”
https://modemworld.me/2017/08/16/art-in-the-wild-in-second-life/
Landmark to Aly’s Fine Art Gallery & Jungle
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Amhas%20Wilds/70/111/22

Simploring 2017 (66) Split Screen LEA 15

I read Inara Pey’s post “A Split Screen double in Second Life”  in her blog and decided to visit this sim at LEA 15.

August 14th: Split Screen LEA 15

According to Inara LEA 15 is a temporary home for Dividni Shostakovich’s Split Screen. Split Screen Installation Space is a curated place for artists to develop large installations, often not possible in the physical world. At LEA 15 there’re two installations “EveryWhere and NoWhere” by JadeYu Fhang and “The Games We Play” by Krystali Rabeni. Both can be accessed via teleporters from the landing point and with teleporters from eachother.

Impressions of “EveryWhere and NoWhere” by JadeYuWell at Split Screen LEA 15 (1)

“EveryWhere and NoWhere” by JadeYu Fhang is the larger installation which spreads over several levels. Most of it is held in white and light blue giving the impression of being in a cold, maybe winterly world. There are ladders that connect the levels. They seemingly end into nothing, but from their end you fall on another (invisible) level to walk upon. The female statues look like altered dolls, some like modern interpretations of gods of the Greek mythology. Some statues hoover headlong, others seem to climb up a never ending staircase or elevator.

Impressions of “EveryWhere and NoWhere” by JadeYuWell at Split Screen LEA 15 (2)

It’s hard to interpret what you see and that might be intended. There’s no notecard or description for this installation nor did I find information about the artist JadeYu Fhang. And the title “EveryWhere and NoWhere”? This place is for sure not from our physical world, hence it is NoWhere and you find elements from EveryWhere.
Don’t mind, experience yourself!

“The Games We Play” by Krystali Rabeni is a comparably small installation, a game of chess but not on a flat board. The board has several levels and the chessmen are also moving up the vertical walls and the pawns are flying above the scenery. It looks busy. Again no information about this installaion nor about the artist.

Impressions of “The Games We Play” by Krystali Rabeni at Split Screen LEA 15

For another interpretation look at Inara Pey’s blog post. She added her thoughts. According to her Information LEA 15 will stay open until End of September 2017.

Both installations offer many opportunities for taking pictures and for experiencing 3D art in Second Life. Thank you Dividni Shostakovich for providing the space within LEA 15. Thank you JadeYu Fhang and Krystali Rabeni for the art. I enjoyed a lovely break in my Second Life exploring it.

Landmark to Split Screen LEA 15
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA15/138/128/551
Inara Pey’s blog “A Split Screen double in Second Life”
https://modemworld.me/2017/08/12/a-split-screen-double-in-second-life/

Simploring 2017 (63) Temprus – My Secret Garden

Tuesday, August 1st, I made another simploring tour. I found Temprus My Secret Garden in the SL Destination guide  under the category art.
Temprus, home to Art in the Park, is featuring the work of Ilyra Chardin in a full sim, immersive art installation. Begin your exploration with “normal” gardens that quickly lead both to the secret garden and to Art in the Park.”

Upon your landing, you choose to either walk along the shoreline to “Art in the Park” or to see “My Secret Garden. I first explored “Art in the Park”, a gallery within a park just by the shoreline. There are paintings of several artists that have exhibitions also somewhere else like Sandi Benelli, Maxie Daviau, CybeleMoon (Hana Hobinoo), Kayleigh Lavende and ilyra chardin herself, who owns “Temprus My Secret Garden“. As far as I understood, the paintings are changing, there’re also particular exhibitions, which are announced either in a group, that you can join, or on the homepage for the sim “Temprus Times“.

“Art in the park” at Temprus – My Secret Garden

After my visit to the “Art in the Park”, I follwed the path to “My Secret Garden”. The stairs and the path end at a hut with a board “Just a garden shed. Nothin’ interesting here! KEEP OUT! This means YOU!!!” Of course that reads like an invitation to have a look, and I looked inside.

There’s nothing inside but the end of a tunnel that leads you below the big massive rocks to the other part of the island – and to a house with a garden in which art of ilyra chardin is exhibited. Is this the “My Secret Garden?” Honestly I have no idea. It is nice and tasteful though – or is “My Secret Garden” the farmstead, that covers most of this part of the island beyound the massive rock? I had a look around and enjoyed the silence and the peace. There’re also some children playing (mesh dolls) but ecept ot them, I saw none a the whole farmstead. At one end of the farmstead is a crooked and high frame house and I climbed on it just for the view over the island. From there I could see a beach which was my next point to visit.

Exploring the path to “My Secret Garden”? at Temprus – My Secret Garden

At the beach you find a scene that reminded me of Gulliver’s Travels by the Irish writer Jonathan Swift. Or is that scene related to anything else?

At the Northern end of the island is a row of industrial or warhouse houses, a crane and the submarine Nautilus. Again a scenery that doesn’t fit to the farmstead and seems to be of another world. And there’s this woman selling flowers and veggies … strange. There might be more to discover that will bring some more light into this, but I was lacking time.

Farmstead (upper left), Gulliver (upper right), Nautilus (lower left) and Nautilus Harbour (lower right) at Temprus – My Secret Garden

The last edge of “Temprus My Secret Garden“, that I explored was Maycomb. It is spearated from the farmstead and the other parts of the island by a steep rock wall on one side and by the massive rock that parts the island by the other side. What you see is just one road, on the first glance I assumed that this road and the houses along it are a reproduction of the real Maycomb, Alabama in the United States. It looks at least typical, the map, that is shown on a baord at the entrance of the street looks real – but Maycomb, Alabama is a fiction from the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee published in 1960. The primary themes of “To Kill a Mockingbird involve” racial injustice and the destruction of innocence. The story takes place during three years (1933–35) of the Great Depression in the fictional “tired old town” of Maycomb, Alabama, the seat of Maycomb County (source Wikipedia)

My visit to “Temprus My Secret Garden” was very varied, I enjoyed art as well as nature and some fictional places of novels, literature in 3D 🙂
Thank you, ilyra chardin!

Landmark to Temprus – My Secret Garden
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/FrieNDS%20R%20Us/27/26/23
Homepage – Temprus Times
http://temprustimes.blogspot.de/
ilyra chardin at deviant Art
https://ilyrachardin.deviantart.com/

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