Art in Second Life 2022 (70) “Dinosaurs and coconuts” by Cica Ghost

Friday, July 29th, Cica Ghost opened another new installation named “Dinosaurs and coconuts“. The thought Cica provides with the landmark description is a quote from Dalai Lama: “Once a year, go somewhere you have never been before.”

 

As usual with Cica’s installation you shall use shared environment. You will get reminded upon landing. I also set advanced lighting and activated shadows from sun/moon and projectors. The environment settings are part of Cica’s art. For “Dinosaurs and coconuts” she selected a green-brown-yellow hazy environment and a light blue sky. The ground is either sand, grass or made of tree trunks. I recommend to also turn ambient sound on.

Impressions of “Dinosaurs and coconuts” by Cica Ghost (1) – at the landing

After her last installation “Somewhere” (read here) Cica returned to creating a happy place again. With that title I had assumed it. What’s it about? Yes, it is about dinosaurs and coconuts. The dinosaurs live and a group of smaller islands, that are connected by bridges. You can walk over these bridges easily. There are different buildings, all in the typical Cica style. Most are buildings are on poles so that they are high enough and no coconut falls on them, others are on wheels.

Impressions of “Dinosaurs and coconuts” by Cica Ghost (2) – Dio dancing (lower left) and on the seesaw (lower right)

If you have visited one of Cica’s installations before you know that she offers places to sit, places to dance (there’s a sign “dance”) and places to have fun. Simply hoover with your mouse over objects to find this fun. I sat down on a seesaw, I danced and I tried out several seats.

Impressions of “Dinosaurs and coconuts” by Cica Ghost (3)

What is different this time is that Cica didn’t have to make her animals outstanding tall, dinosaurs were quite tall and impressive beings. This time the human avatar is comparably small because the animal were that tall! They ate plants and Cica’s dinosaurs are peaceful beings. They follow you with their yes, but they stay were they are.

Then there is the noise of falling coconuts. The cocnut trees are tall and the falling coconuts are quite big. You wouldn’t want them falling on your head – jesus. And luckily the cocnuts vanish after falling on the ground, otherwise the island would be filled with coconuts very quickly. I looked out for Cica’s cat as she often hides one (for me?). Cica was present during my visit and she told me that I don’t have to search a cat as she didn’t rezz one this time.

Impressions of “Dinosaurs and coconuts” by Cica Ghost (4) – Dio and Cica (lower left)

This time Cica also placed a shop on her sim again where you can buy all the different dinosaurs if you want one for your garden in Second Life. It is fun to explore Cica’s “Dinosaurs and coconuts“, to see the different dinosaurs, to watch them, to walk around them. It is fun to dance or sit and to let your thoughts wander. It is fun to be in another world, at a place that is new, particular, and also some two hundred something million of years gone – “Once a year, go somewhere you have never been before.”

Impressions of “Dinosaurs and coconuts” by Cica Ghost (5)

Thank you for another great installation, Cica, it made me smile once again and distracted me. I was somewhere else. As always, don’t wait to long with your visit to “Dinosaurs and coconuts“, you never know how long it may stay – it is a temporary world.

Landmark to “Dinosaurs and coconuts” by Cica Ghost
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Reflections/131/135/27
Cica Ghost’s shop inworld
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Del%20Mondo/36/192/24
Cica Ghost’s shop on the marketplace
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/98471
Cica Ghost’s flickr:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/64860898@N05/