Art in Scond Life 2022 (20) Carpe Noctem by Maloe Vansant

I got an invitation to visit the lastest exhibition at DixMix Gallery, that opened February 19th: “Carpe Noctem” by Maloe Vansant.
Sometimes I come across an artist quite often in a short time, just to see nothing of the artist again for a longer time. Just recently I saw “Inside Maloe’s Mind” by Maloe Vansant, an exhibition that opened Sunday, February 6th (read about it here). I have written about Maloe’s art already before. The last time I came across her was in September 2021 when I visited her exhibition “Eternally” at DixMix Gallery (read here) that celebrated the tenth anniversary of Maloe Vansant and DixMix Source’s friendship.

Carpe Noctem” by Maloe Vansant is showcased in room Amalfia at DixMix Gallery. It consists of 10 pictures mainly showing female faces or parts of it. There is no obvious story that connect these pictures. Each seems to have an own story. I was particularly attracted by the picture that is also used for the exhibition poster. It is called “Faux Andy” and is shown with four different colour filters at the exhibtion. For me it is amazing how different the the face and the expression becomes with a different colour.

Maloe also plays with other effects, like blurring or with several layers of different pictures. She plays with softenting, light and also with strong colour contrasts. Another favourite of me at “Carpe Noctem” by Maloe Vansant is “The crack in the mirror”. Maloe’s art is passionate and full of details, the pictures provoke the visitor to spin stories around them.

Examples of “Carpe Noctem” by Maloe Vansant – Faux Andy / The truth is mine / just a shadow left / The crack in the mirror

Maloe Vansant joined Second Life in 2007, a new world for her who had never played games or joined any social network site: “After creating little Maloe, my barbie doll, my pixel soul, I discovered the possibility of making snapshots and I started to make a graphic diary of Maloe’s journey in Second Life, showing the emotions she experienced in this pixel world. I think I succeeded in doing this by using some post processing in Photoshop. I am not a woman of many words, I try to express myself, my feelings, my passion and probably my dark side through my pictures.
Maloe has also a flickr account where you can see more of her artwork.

The virtuality blog published an interview with Maloe Vansant by Violet Boa back in August 2021. Violet Boa wrote in the introducing text about Maloe:
Maloe belongs to the group of people who are strongly guided by feelings and she is blessed with ability to touch our souls with her photography.
With skillful game between light, shadow, color and composition she creates works that appeal to us not only on the quality level, but also write stories of life and with it catch our thoughts and hearts.
Read the full interview on virtuality blog here.

Thank you Dixmix for providing and curating the DixMix Gallery, thank you Megan for building it and thank you Violet Boa for the PR. The exhibition “Carpe Noctem” by Maloe Vansant shall stay open until March, 6th.

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Interview with Maloe Vansant by Violet Boa in virtuality blog
Maloe Vansant’s flickr

Dio’s 14th year in Second Life Feb 11th, 2022

Today marks my 14th anniversary of joining Second Life. As always, if asked “Did anything change?” I’d answer not that much, but in fact it has been another year with changes, with a lot of fun, with many galleries and art installations visited, with quite some sims explored, with subs leaving the family and joining the family and my submission to my Mistress wife Jenny did further grow (although I always think that more is not possible).

This year my review os a bit shorter as I tried to focus on the main highlights. As always my review starts with our home and with the family. We still live on the same island with the same neighbours. Just recently we tore down our main house and replaced it with a modern and larger house with pool. We remodeled the surrounding to get the necessary space and I got a real art park next to the house, where I placed all the art that was spread over the sim before.

January 5th – Mount Everest remodeled: Different views on the new house / Diomita with slave Alessi and slave Holly

January 17th – orientation map Mount Everest

Our family has changed. At the time I wrote the anniversary entry in 2021, our family consisted of Mistress Jenny, our niece Angelique, our step-daughter Ebony, our housekeeper, head maid and head slave Flo, our Kitty, and slave Melissa. During the last 12 months we collared Faye (Boy Serenity) and Sun (newlifeloading).
Faye was collared July 26th, 2021 and left us silenty some time in October/November 2021. We still see her around and say hello to each other but that’s it.
We collared Sun as Maurer’s pet Sun on October 9th, 2021. Sadly Sun lost her desire for SL (or for us?), the joy and the fun we we experience in this world. We first unlocked her restraints and let her wander. December 22nd, 2021, we released her. We hope she finds what she is looking for.

Faye (Boy Serenity) and Sun (Newlifeloading)

Since February 2021 slave Melissa showed up only shortly and was rarely with us due to her RL. We saw her end of June 2021 the last time and her last sign of life was end of July 2021. Hence we released her on October 7th, 2021. slave Melissa showed up again end of December 2021. She had an accident in RL and couldn’t log in. Of course we took her back under our wings and we might reinstate her status. So far, she’s a potential again.

The most important change in our family during 2021 was the collaring of our slave Holly on April 30th, 2021, her 9th rezz day anniversary. Holly’s dedication to us and to our family, her true submission and obedience, her character and wit did enrich our Second Life. We’re very happy to have her with us. Read about Holly here.

Mistress Jenny and Diomita with slave Holly

Alessi (Alessi20) also grow closer to us during the last year. Alessi is a shy woman. She’s always polite, obedient and very attentive and she keeps our house clean. We would have collared her but she was and is not ready for this step. Just recently we created a new role for her, Eurobrat sub and treat her as a close family member. Welcome to the family, Alessi.

Mistress Jenny and Diomita with slave Holly and slave Alessi (December 2021)

As of today our family consists of Mistress Jenny, our niece Angelique, our step-daughter Ebony, our housekeeper, head maid and head slave Flo, our Kitty, our slave Holly, our sub Alessi and myself. In addition we have a few subs around us and we will see if any of them gets a collar during my 15th year in Second Life.

Beside these changes in the family we had a lot of fun and excitement in our Second Life again. Reading back in our diaries I want to mention:

  • I had some roleplays with Miss Laura K (misslaurak) who finally made me a member of the mafia. I wrote a blogpost about The Inshan Group (read here). I enjoyed the roleplay a lot and the group is really creative and offers fun. Unfortunately I had not enough time to really immerse into it. (April 2021)
  • In March/April 2021 we had the two E’s with us – Eroticlaire and Elena (Elenaslv Serenity) – read in particular (Diary 2021 (39) March 25th/26th E & E – Elena and Eroticlaire  and Diary 2021 (40) March 27th/28th Breaking in a new slave). Both were great slaves and we enjoyed having them with us. Eroticlaire left us to seek other fun in her SL, Elena is still a close friend of the family.
  • In September 2021 we had a couple of days as the Jenny Maurer twins (Diary 2021 (122) The Jenny Maurer Twins). That was fun, too bad none caught us!
  • In November/December 2021 I had a second owner, Goddess Katie (KatieLouisse). That was a particular experience for me. Yet I understand why Katie had to end it (no drama). And since January 2022 I have another second owner, Mistress Mercy (Steelyeye Blinker). Mistress Jenny and Mistress Mercy get along well, hence I get different new experiences as a sub (and can use them as a domme for our slaves).

Mistress Jenny and Diomita at Carnal Intentions with Eroticlaire and Elena (upper left, Mar 29th, 2021) / Miss K – The Inshan group (lower left Mar 25th, 2021) / The Jenny Maurer Twins (Sep 12, 2021) / Goddess Katie with Diomita (upper right, Nov 22nd, 2021) / Mistress Mercy and Diomita (lower right, Jan 23rd, 2022)

Mistress Jenny and I had quite a lot time together due to the continued pandemic and less work. Mistress still succeeds in surprising and teasing me and with time my submission is further growing as well as Mistress Jenny’s fun in controlling me and subsequently also our slaves. In giving away some control over me to others dommes Mistress Jenny found another way to keep my submission to her growing. She even found a way to lock an extra septum ring on me, which she can easily share with others without losing any control over me – quite evil and effictive. Thank you Mistress Jenny.

What else? I kept this blog running another year, with one post every single day:
– one “Enjoying Bondage” picture every month (12 posts)
– one “Backflash”-entry, picking an old post to republish every month (12 posts)
– roughly 30 simploring entries
– roughly 125 Art in Second Life entries
– about 180 diary posts

My focus has shifted, I did less simploring tours and visited more galleries and art installations. I assume that shift towards art will continue. The reason is quite simply – I like art and I cover some artists and galleries quite regularly. I think I missed no exhibition at La Maison d’Aneli and at Nitroglobus roof gallery and I saw many exhibitions at DixMix Gallery. I covered all installations of Cica Ghost, which make me smile everytime and I saw many exhibitions of Milena Carbone (mylena1992), Nils Urqhart and Melusina Parkin.

Art in Second Life: Dido Haas “Minimal” at her own Nitroglobus Roof Gallery, Funday by Cica Ghost, “And darkness came” by Nils Urqhat, “The Scale of Love” by Milena Carbone”

From still about 30 simploring tours, I picked just a few examples to show the broad variety they offered. I saw three iterations of Grauland (the last in January, read here), I saw Otter Lake (read here) and Nelipot (read here) in Autumn, I visited Noweeta in Summer (read here) and in Winter (read here), I visited Skrunda-2, a place existing in RL, very impressive (read here) and I was in Dya’s Little Jordan (read here).

Simploring – snippets from Noweeta, Skrunda-2, Otter Lake and Dya’s Little Jordan

My simploring tours and art in Second Life are a nice and important counterbalance to my kinky second life within my family and friends.

At the end of this anniversary post is always an actual picture of myself to document how my appearance changed. I didn’t play with head or body shape during my 14th year, but I often wear another hairstyle nowadays. And most of the time you will see me wearing my heavy slave collar and sometimes also the small nosering that Mistress locked on me.

Diomita Maurer – February 2022

What a year again! I’m still happy and I enjoy the journey at the side (or at the feet) of my beloved partner and Mistress Jenny. We both as well as the core members of our little family are embedded in a great community of friends, we know some of them way over a decade now, some for several years and some are new friends of ours. Even if not mentioned by name in this anniversary blog post, these friends do mean a lot to me and to us. SL is first of all about people and it’s you all who keep my and our SL enjoyable and exciting! It was a great 14th year in Second Life and I look forward to the 15th!
Love from Diomita

Art in Second Life 2022 (9) Dreams by Megan Prumier

I visited the latest exhibition at DixMix Gallery, that opened January 22th: “Dreams” by Megan Prumier.

I know Megan Prumier as builder or contributor to sims dealing with urban life, with mega cities, for example of Voodoo Land (read here), Kiyori (read here) and Skrunda-2 (read here). But I also covered some exhibtions of her like her part at La Maison d’Aneli’s exhibtion of September 2019 (read here). I know her as the builder of the DixMix Gallery where she also added to the interior design and where she contributes to exhibitions of other artists with her decorations.

Megan Prumier is a multimedia artist and resident in Second Life since 2010. Her skills are extended on the field of photography, mostly portraits on modern, minimal and even surreal Scenes.
“Dreams” by Megan Prumier at DixMix Gallery is a series of about 15 erotic pictures showing a model who exposes her body in a vintage setting of the 1920’s. Megan added elements of the setting to the exhibition space. The ceiling lights and the round seating furniture can be seen in the pictures and are used to decorate the exhibition space. Megan used light elements in form of bows and bands to further illuminate the space, to seperate her pictures and to provide an artistic light. The pictures were taken in Second Life and processed. The result is a fully fitting set up of art where space and featured pictures build a unit and allows the visitor for fully immerse into the pictures and the setting.
You can see Megan’s art also on her flickr page.

Examples and Imrepssions of “Dreams” by Megan Prumier at DixMix Gallery

Thank you Dixmix for providing and curating the DixMix Gallery, thank you Violet Boa for the PR. And thank you Megan for another impressing exhibtion. The exhibition “Dreams” by Megan Prumier shall stay open until mid February.

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Megan Prumier’s flickr

Art in Second Life 2022 (8) The secret life of mannequins and birds by Mrs. S.

I visited the latest exhibition at DixMix Gallery, that opened January 15th: “The secret life of mannequins and birds” by Mrs. S.

Mrs. S. (lauralar) wrote about her exhibtion in the accompanying notecard:
One of the first objects I used to make installations were mannequins. I found them at Kowloon. The concept ‘Travelling mannequins’ (2009) was about mannequins visiting sims like Furillen and Poetik or places, like a swimmingpool, castle and mountains. Now they are back in the Winterretraite.
Art is a big part in my life, it’s one of my dreams to have a huge wall in my house filled with art. As we all know, anything is possible in Second Life, so I made an art wall with some of my favorites and some of my own. It can be seen at the Birdhouse.
Birds have always fascinated me, it’s why I like to combine them with other objects. Thanks to great designers like Keke, Vespertine, Dust Bunny and so many more it’s possible to make stories with their items.
Some of the stories can be seen in the Birdhouse.
The Birdhouse and Winterretraite can be visited after the opening at Dixmix Gallery.
I hope you enjoy the exhibition as much as I enjoyed making it.
Mrs. S. (lauralar)

Mrs. S. (lauralar) is in Secondlife since 2012. She is on observer, photographer and decorator. The exibhition compromises 10 pictures, pictures of birds and other whimsical objects, pictures of her wall of art. Each picture has a name – and the name is exactly what you see. That made me smile. The four examples that I selected as an appetizer for you to visit the exhibtion are called: Not a party pooper, Wintermannequins, Treasures on the wall, Phalacrocoracidae on a chair

Examples of “The secret life of mannequins and birds” by Mrs. S. @ DixMix Gallery

You can see more of Mrs. S. art at her flickr page.

I went to the Birdhouse and the Winterretraite after visiting the exhibtion. Mrs. S. (lauralar) has her wall of art there and all the birds and whimsical objects that you can also see at the exhibtion – and more! It is a house full of art and details to discover. The exhibition was the perfect teaser to go there.

A visit to Mrs. S. (lauralar)’s Birdhouse and Winterretraite

Thank you Dixmix for providing and curating the DixMix Gallery, thank you Megan for building it and thank you Violet Boa for the PR. The exhibition “The secret life of mannequins and birds” by Mrs. S. shall stay open until begin/mid February.

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Mrs. S. (lauralar)’s flickr
Mrs. S. (lauralar)’s Birdhouse and Winterretraite

Art in Second Life 2022 (5) The other side of Me… by Lika Cameo

I visited “The other side of Me…” by Lika Cameo, an exhibtion currently featured at DixMix Gallery in room “Amalfia”.

“The other side of Me….” shows about 10 couples of a painting and a photograph, representing the “me” and the other side of me. Each of these couple comes with a thought or a quote.

The pictures are arranged at the walls of the room and on the both sides of a central extra wall. When you look into the room, you can read on the small side of the wall “The other side of Me…”. And you also look directly at two picture couples at the opposed wall.
Right next to the entrance on the left side is a text, the lyrics of the song “Otherside” of the US American singer and songwriter Avi Kaplan. You can hear (and see) it on youtube here. It is the perfect introduction to this artful exhibition:

Emerald ivy, wrapped around my skin
Pulls me deeper, drags me back again
Tangle me up in your vines
Take my spirit, take my mind
Take me over to that other side

“The other side of Me…” by Lika Cameo – view at the entrance of room “Amalfi” at DixMix Gallery

On the right side of the entrance you find a short text of Lika with her thoughts about her exhibition “The other side of Me…”:
… There is always more than eyes can see and hands can feel… there is another world where i can be or i am… there is always another side of me…
Look in the mirror and see, look at your eyes and feel, you are about to enter another dimension of You …

The pictures are very artful and fanciful, true eycatchers that invite to immerse deeper into them. In particular with the provided quote to each couple of pictures. I began to ask myself “Do I have a similiar picture of the other side of Me? Do I desire to be the other Me? Do I want to go to the other Me?” It are these thoughts that let me immerse into Lika’s art. “The other side of Me…” is a well made exhibition that combines a poem and quotes with pictures and pantings to help the spectator to visualise them.

Impressions of “The other side of Me…” by Lika Cameo @ DixMix Gallery

Lika Cameo (Likacameo) is in Second Life for more almost 4 years. She’s passionate about art, photography, architecture, travel, yoga and people. Lika has a flickr account with more of her art and she has an own gallery in Second Life, the Cameo Art Studio.

Lika Cameo’s art is unique and displayed very thoughtfully. I enjoyed my visit. Thank you Dixmix for providing and curating the DixMix Gallery, thank you Megan for building it and thank you Viloet Boa for the PR. The exhibition “The other side of Me” by Lika Cameo shall stay open until end of January.

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Lika Cameo’s flickr
Cameo Art Studio
“Otherside” by Avi Kaplan

Art in Second Life 2021 (122) The Cold Moon by Dixmix Source

On Saturday, December 18th, the next new exhibtion at DixMix Gallery was opened in room “Abby” – “The Cold Moon” by Dixmix Source himself.

The theme of the exhibtion is quite obvious the moon and consequently a moon levitates in the entrance to the room.
The exhibtion features 11 pictures around the moon theme. Dixmix wrote a short text about the exhibition. The text can be found in one corner of the exhibtion room:

Since we started the “Moon parties Sound and Vision” with Aki, I was thinking to make a sweries of pictures of the Earth’s only natural satellite.
One day I dragged my loneliness in pixel in Bryn Oh’s new “Immersiva”
So inspiring.
As far as I can remember Bryn has always built mysterious, dark and unique installations on SL.
Today I have the pleasure to share with you here, my interpretation of the day of the full moon in December, called in some cultures “the cold moon” this new and last exhibition

Impressions of “The Cold Moon” by Dixmix Source @ DixMix Gallery (1) – “We are under the same sky, looking at the same moon” (upper right) / “When the wolves are silent only the moon howls” (lower right)

I asked Dixmix about the “Moon parties Sound and Vision” and he told me that he hosts these particles and music parties together with Aki (Akiko Kiyori) and he even provided a video of a party so that I could get an idea of these events. It seems that I have my “Aki”- weeks as I just recently saw “Clay & Seed” (read here) and “The Incal and the 4 Mazes” (read here) at Aki’s sims.
And Bryn Oh and her sim “Immersiva” are well known in the Second Life art scene.

The eleven pictures are fine artwork each. The pictures extend into the frames and all show the moon. DixMix named each picture and provides his thoughts with the name. The pictures all convey the melancholic atmosphere, that most of us experience when we look at the moon, particularly around this time of the year.

Impressions of “The Cold Moon” by Dixmix Source @ DixMix Gallery (2) – “Silent Night” and “The moon can’t breathe but can take my breath away”

Dixmix Source is in Second Life for more than 15 years. So far I know him as owner and curator of the DixMix Gallery and as a dj. I get regular invitations to the parties at DixMix Gallery (I could never attend so far as I’m always busy at those times).
Dixmix is a Belgian artist, a photographer, a director, a musician and more. You can see more of his pictures on his flickr page. And of course, Dixmix owns and curates the DixMix Gallery. Violet Boa cares about the PR. When I looked up Dixmix Source’s profile for writing this post, I came across an interview that DixMix had with Violet Boa and it reveals a lot more about him. Read the interview in Virtuality.

Thank you Dixmix!
Following the usual exhibition scheme at DixMix gallery the exhibtion should stay open until January 15th, 2022.

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“Moon parties Sound and Vision” – video
Dixmix Source’s flickr
Violet Boa’s interview with Dixmix in Virtuality

Art in Second Life 2021 (118) Somewhere Photos by Theda Tammas and Iono Allen

On Saturday, December 4th, a new exhibition was opened at DixMix Gallery in room “Amona” – “Somewhere – Photos” by Theda Tammas and Iono Allen.

The exhibition showcases 14 pictures and one video of the installation “Somewhere” by Theda Tammas and Iono Allen. I reported about this installation in this blog already (read here). This installation is still opened until Sunday, December 12th on the skyplatform “Womb” at DixMix Gallery. So hurry up, if you haven’t seen it yet! I added the post about the installation below once again.

Some examples of Somewhere – Photos by Theda and Iono Allen (1)

It is amazing to see the pictures of this installation. Each of them is a piece of art. Knowing the installation itself immediately brings up pictures in motion in your mind and you can literally see the motion, the dances and the figures when you look at the pictures.
But it you haven’t seen the installation itself, you might come to another interpretation. That is the amzaing effect of art, it produces different stories, it make you reflect about what you see, it produces different pictures and stories in each and everyone.

Some examples of Somewhere – Photos by Theda and Iono Allen (2)

There’s also a video screen at “Somewhere – Photos” where you can see the installation in motion. I enjoyed my visit and it motivated me to visit the installation itself again on the skyplatform “Womb”.

Thank you Dixmix for providing and curating the DixMix Gallery, thank you Megan for building it and for contributing to it. Many thanks of course also to Theda Tammas and Iono Allen for creating “Somewhere” and now for providing “Somewhere – Photos“.

Art in Second Life 2021 (99) Somewhere by Theda Tammas and Iono Allen

Saturday, September 25th, a new art installation at DixMix Gallery was opened on the skyplatform “Womb”: “Somewhere” by Theda Tammas and Iono Allen.

The Womb is a seperate platform in the skies above the gallery. The teleport is right next to where you land.
Once you’re on the platform you should adjust your viewer settings: graphics to ultra (or to the best your system can handle), enabled advanced lighting, shared environment (top menu “world” -> “environment”) and allow media to be played automatically.

The installation extends over 3 levels. “Somewhere” uses a lot of the different creative possibilities of virtual worlds. On the first level, where you arrive, is a big screen quite at the end of the platform. The floor is white, something between snow and sand, the sky is grey, cloudy and dark. The screen shows a film that seems to be made in this environment. A woman with a magnificent head of blue hair is dancing, she almost hoovers over the ground. And step by step other women, twins of her show up. When they are five, all dancing sychron, they disappear into the horizon before the video restarts.

Impressions of “Somewhere” by Theda Tammas and Iono Allen (1)

On the left side of the platform is a stair. It leads your to the 2nd level of the installation. The ground has some gaps through which you can see the 1st level below of you and in the sky you see the 3rd level frough even larger gaps. On the 2nd floor are several objects. The woman of the video now appears as animated dancing figure. She dances in or around the objects, she sits in a red net like being caught by it. She dances under huge gates and she watches herself dancing in other videos shown on 2 screens. The combination of light effects with the ground and skies, the videos, the 3D art ojects, the animated and static figures build a unique and permanent changing art installation. You can animate yourself to dance by clicking objects that look like bar stools on the first glance. And then let your mind wander …

Impressions of “Somewhere” by Theda Tammas and Iono Allen (2)

Getting on the 3rd level wasn’t that easy as I found no stairs. I tried walking through gates and all of a sudden got to the 3rd level. This level was obviously used for the opening event. Again you find different objects with the woman either dancing of being kept like a prisoner. Once free they dance, seek nearness to each other and follow a lead. They break out of their own prisons and limitations.

Impressions of “Somewhere” by Theda Tammas and Iono Allen (3)

Theda Tammas is in SL for more than 14 years. She has had already some exhibtions of her work. I couldn’t find out a lot more about her. If I interpreted it right, then she’s from Brasil (I might be wrong though). Theda has an own website where you can see a lot of her former installations.

Iono Allen is also more than 14 years in SL and not only from his profile I conclude that his main passion is making films, so called machimas. He has an own vimeo channel where I found a video about “Somewhere”.

Thank you Dixmix for providing and curating the DixMix Gallery, thank you Megan for building it and for contributing to it. Many thanks of course also to Theda Tammas and Iono Allen for creating “Somewhere“. Another great installation of the two. It is not the first collaborative artwork of Theda and Iono. Theda made the figures, the art objects and the setup of the installation, Iono made the video clips. Once again I enjoyed my visit.

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Theda Tammas website
Iono Allen’s vimeo channel

Art in Second Life 2021 (117) Boudicca Amat at DixMix Gallery

I visited the exhibition “Boudicca Amat” at DixMix Gallery in room Amalafia, that opened November 27th. The exhibition consists of 10 pictures by Boudicca Amat.

The ten selected pictures cover a broad range of themes, yet all show a female or a female face, be it in a more historic context, be it as a fantasy being or be it as a modern woman of these days. All ten pictures are quite focused offering not too many details. They range from minimalism to colourful fatasy.  Boudicca clearly has developed her own style and is able to create this variety.

I came across Boudicca Amat in August 2020 the first time, when I saw her small exhibition “5 Times Boudicca” at “The 22 Art Space in Bellisseria” (read here).
Boudicca is in Second Life amost 15 years. She writes about herself and her art in her profile:
I make pictures. I make them for my own amusement, they have no deep meaning,
I’m not trying to ‘say’ something – I use my mouth and my typing skills for that.
For me they are an exercise in arrangement, lighting and effects. Sometimes it works ……sometimes it doesn’t
And from the rest of her profile I can tell Boudicca lose to read, to talk and to write at least as much as making pictures. As for her pictures I can only say, I like them. You can find more of her art at her flickr account.

Thank you Dixmix for providing and curating the DixMix Gallery, thank you Megan for building it and for contributing at it. And thank you Viloet Boa for the PR, you are such a helpful and supportive being. I enjoyed my visit and seeing Boudicca Amat’s art.
Usually exhibtions at DixMix Gallery stay open for 4 weeks at least, hence “… in there” should stay open until around Christmas

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Boudicca Amat’s flickr

Art in Second Life 2021 (113) “… in there” by Awesome Fallen

I visited the exhibition “… in there” by Awesome Fallen at DixMix Gallery in room Abby, that opened November 20th. The exhibition consists of 13 pictures, which are all created digitally as far as I could see at least. Some of them or parts of them were created in Second Life.

“… in there” shows pictures of two or three different series. One series is about hands, gloved hands that hold something, that protect, that destroy or hurt, that hide or that touch.
The other series of 4 pictures show a glass picture frame that was just broken, thus exposing parts of picture to the evnironment. You can see the broken bits of glass next to the picture. The title “… in there” does fit to these pictures as you get closer to the picture itself when the glass is broken, you get to what is under the protecting glass, to what or who is “in there”.

I can connect the subtitle “… with the tip of my fingers, drawing smiles in the canvas of your feelings” only to a few pictures, that did make me smile. because some of the pictures did more disturb me, did make me think or even made me shy back – how cruel a finger or hand can be. But then, as with every peice of art, everyone has different emotions coming up when looking at it.

Impressions of “…in there” by Awesome Fallen at DixMix Gallery (1)

I came across Awesome Fallen in January 2021 the first time when I visited “Mind the Gap” at Itakos Project and Art Gallery (read here).
Awesome Fallen is in SL for almost 12 years, yet the profile does not give away much: “…… just another wave in the ocean …….”. Awesome has a flickr page tough with a lot of followers and I can understand why. The pictures are intriguing, invite you to take a closer look and to comprehend what Awsome wants to express or to make up your own story to the picture.

Impressions of “…in there” by Awesome Fallen at DixMix Gallery (2)

Thank you Dixmix for providing and curating the DixMix Gallery, thank you Megan for building it and for contributing at it. And thank you Viloet Boa for the PR, you are such a helpful and supportive being. I enjoyed my visit and seeing “…in there” by Awesome Fallen.
Usually exhibtions at DixMix Gallery stay open for 4 weeks at least, hence “… in there” should stay open until December 18th.

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Awesome Fallen’s flickr

Art in Second Life 2021 (108) The End of Innocence by Meilo Minotaur

I visited the exhibition “The End of Innocence” by Meilo Minotaur at DixMix Gallery in room Amalfia. The exhibition consists of about 12 pictures, which are based on SL pictures, I think at least.

I have come across Meilo Minotaur twice so far. Meilo is in Second Life since 2008 and she owns and a homestead named “Delicatessen” where she has different installations for about 10 years now. I visited “Delicatessen” in 2019 (read here).

Then I saw a piece of her art at the exhibition “Sinners and Saints” this year in August (read here). The piece she contributed was a 3D object of three angels, angels like the one featured on the exhibition flyer above. Several of these angels and a devil-like figure are shown in several of Meilo pictures in “The End of Innocence”.

Impressions of “The End of Innocence” by Meilo Minotaur at DixMix Gallery (1) – for comparision the lower right picture was taken at the exhibition “Sinners and Saints”

Most probably “The End of Innocence” has at least one potential interpretation, it could be meant religiously. Another recurring element at “The End of Innocence” is a group of 3 genderless figures. They seem to turn away from the angel, seduced by the devil? And then there’s this woman with the red scarf. Is she watching the scene? Are the pictures in her head only. Is she the sinner who lost her innocence?
I leave it up to you to interpret Meilo’s art. These are just my thoughts.

Impressions of “The End of Innocence” by Meilo Minotaur at DixMix Gallery (2)

I couldn’t get more information about Mielo Minotaur, I just found a flickr account of her. “The End of Innocence” is a very intriguing exhibition, for sure. Thank you Meilo.

Thank you Dixmix for providing and curating the DixMix Gallery, thank you Megan for building it and for contributing at it. I enjoyed my visit and seeing “The End of Innocence” by Meilo Minotaur. The exhibition will stay open until November 26th.

Landmark to Dixmix Gallery
Meilo Minotaur’s flickr

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