Art in Second Life 2022 (75) La Maison d’Aneli September 2022

Aneli Abeyante invited me early to see the new exhibition at La Maison d’Aneli. The opening event will take place tonight, Wednesday, August 31st, 12.30 PM SLT / 9.30 PM CET. The exhibition features the art from tutsy Navarathna and from Violaine (Anadonne). I visited on August 22nd.

I first saw Violaine (Anadonne)’s art. Her skybox at La Maison d’Aneli is a classic gallery in Second Life – a squared room with the pictures presented at all for walls. Violaine wrote about her exhibition, that she called “Sunday in Space” and her art:
As you can see, all pictures have in some way or other, some more than others, something to do with the vast space that surrounds us, filled with stars, planets, moons, gas clouds, et cetera. It’s been a lifelong fascination of mine, and I hope some of that will show in my pictures
Violaine is in Second Life since 2016. So far I saw her artwork only at La Maison d’Aneli. She contributed in November 2018 (read here) and in January 2020 (read here). When I saw her art again at La Maison d’Aneli in April 2021 (read here) I wrote: “The more I see of her art, the more familiar I get with her style and the more her pictures, in particluar those showing humans and part of humans, become intriguing.”
“Sunday in Space” is not fitting into what I saw before from her. The pictures seen to be made with watercolours. Most are abstract and yes I can recognize a relation to space as you recognize stars, the sun and maps from a far distance. They have a naive touch with the smiling sun. I like the way Violaine uses colours and the longer you look at the pictures the more you often see in them.

Impressions of “Sunday in Space” by Violaine (Anadonne) at La Maison d’Aneli in Spetember 2022

The other artist featured at La Maison d’Aneli is tutsy Navarathna, who named his part “Greek Mythology, Surrealism and Science fiction”
Pillar of teachings and imagination, Greek mythology generated for centuries a permanent cross between literature, poetry, music, painting, photography or films which told the delirious adventures of the gods. The metamorphoses of Zeus to flirt with nymphs without getting caught by Hera, his terrible wife! Chronos who eats his children, Icarus whose wings are on fire, the Medusa who kills with a single glance, Eros Thanatos and so many others. Their disputes, their anger, their jealousies, their loves!
They all spawned the greatest delusions of surrealism and science fiction.
Perfect continuity for an encounter with our next gods! AIs!

Impressions of “Greek Mythology, Surrealism and Science fiction” by tutsy Navarathna at La Maison d’Aneli in Spetember 2022 (1)

The skybox of tutsy is made up like a greek temple with pillars. On one side you see pictures of the ancient Greek gods and the stories related to them. On the other side are picture from other worlds, science fiction. And the two are connected with a few surreal pictures. After all a fitting combination if you think of it. In the center of the temple is what you might connect with Artificial Intelligance, clouds of lights, pixels and data points, hard to grab, yet powerful – the new gods as tutsy wrote.

Impressions of “Greek Mythology, Surrealism and Science fiction” by tutsy Navarathna at La Maison d’Aneli in Spetember 2022 (2)

Tutsy Navarathna is also an artist that I didn’t come across often so far. I saw 2 of his pictures at the exhibtion “Soulportraits at Itakos Art Gallery in 2021 (read here) and I saw her installation “Get drunk!” at La Maison d’Aneli in May 2021, that be made together with Eupalinos Ugajin (read here).
Tutsy is in Second Life since 2008. He likes to produce machinimas and has an own youtube channel. And there’s also a flickr page.

For the opening event on August 31st, the music will be provided by “Les Chats Furieux”. There will be a light show and it promises to be a great show. vroum Short, who I know for her light effects, did at least contribute to the seperate skybox for the opening event as far as I could find out during my visit. It might be a show you don’t want to miss.

Les Chats Furieux with a new light show on August 31st at La Maison D’Aneli (1:30 pm slt)

La Maison d’Aneli is owned by Aneli Abeyante. Through her gallery she brings together all forms of creativity in RL and SL and the featured artists come from around the globe. Aneli’s intention is to “put her gallery in the service of artists, so that the world can be better, exchanges and meetings probably contribute even though it seems to be particles.
Thank you for another great joined exhibtion, Aneli. As always I enjoyed my visit and writing about it. I hope that the opening event will be a great success.

Landmark to La Maison d’Aneli
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Virtual%20Holland/23/71/22
Tutsy Navarathna’s flickr:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/tutsy-navarathna/with/42510577194/
Tutsy Navarathna youtube channel
http://www.youtube.com/user/TutsyNavarathna

Art in Second Life 2022 (57) La Maison d’Aneli June/July 2022

Wednesday, June 22nd, the latest exhibtion at La Maison d’Aneli has been opened. It features the art of Celestial Demon (celestialdemon), IAMLOUVRE, Milena Carbone (mylena1992), PoloRheinart and Terra Paine (Tarrac Paine).

I got the flyer about the new exhibition at La Maison d’Aneli a few days before it opened and started visiting on Sunday, June19th. The first skybox I visited was the one of PoloRheinart. Polo understands art “as transforming experience(s) of and by an artist into objects/sculptures, paintings, photographies ...”. Accordingsly Polo’s skybox is filled with different art objects and paintings. They are related to different theme, all with a quite actual background. There’s the big painting that compares the Olympic games at Berlin with those of Bejing. There’re the tanks that roll over boxes in the colours of Ukraine, there’s a texts about women in Switzerland who are killed within their families, there are the raining bombs, a teddy and a bomb in a corner and many coloured boxes with terms, the most used term being “Indifference”.
It is Polo’s intention that the visitorindentifies with some of the objects, that the art inspires to think, that it evokes memories, bad or good (mostly bad though at least in my case).

PoloRheinart is in Second Life since 2020. He is the owner of “The Gaze Art Gallery“. Polo has also a flickr account.

Celestial Demon (celestialdemon)’s skybox at La Maison d’Aneli is a dark, all black room filled with white bright rectangles. Streaks, probably hair, move through the white rectangles.  Two of the rectangles build a pair. The skybox is full of these rectangles, no matter where you look. Between the rectangle pairs you see a mirrored picture of males and females. You might need to look closely to get more details. The way Celestial built the skybox provides the illusion that there are countless, endless more of these objects. Is it a metapher for the mirrored personality in real life and Second Life? I don’t know. Every visitor has to create an own interpretation.

Celestial Demon (celestialdemon) is an Italian artist, who is in Second Life since 2012. In the accompying notecard for the xhibition Celestial wrote: “I don’t quite remember the cause or the reason that brought me into this illusory endless universe, but I know well why my presence is anchored here.
Free creation, unparalleled exploration and the few splendid people worthy of the name continue to give me the energy necessary to swim deep into this immense ocean, to grasp every shade of color and different points of view.”
I came across Celestial Demon (celestialdemon) in 2021 seeing the exhibition “Ethereal Eternity” (read here https://wp.me/psPPu-6Ii). You can see more of his art on his flickr page, where I found a comment that describes him and his art quite short and fitting in my opinion: “artist with infinite power of communication in light and shade. Immense talent”

IAMLOUVRE is a Spanish artist in SL and RL. She has an own gallery, located just next to La Maison d’Aneli, the GALLERY LOUVRE. IAMLOUVRE is in Second Life since 2021, she’s a designer, interior architect and has several Master degrees. In the accompanying notecard you find a long list of her exhibitions in RL.

IAMLOUVRE’s skybox at La Maison d’Aneli features many pictures over 2 floors. IAMLOUVRE presents her watercolour art, flowers and portraits on the 2nd floor of her skybox and pictures that look to me as if they were created digitally on the ground floor. All of her pictures are very artful. The exhibition at La Maison d’Aneli provides an insight into her style.

Terra Paine (Tarrac Paine) is from Canada and in Second Life since 2007.  In the accompanying notecard she wrote about herself and about her pictures: “Its all about mindfulness.
Is time an illusion caused by the passage of history or is history an illusion caused by the passage of time? So often we never notice the passage of time until it becomes a part of our history. Photography is my attempt to live in the moment.
Thank you for visiting my first photographic show. I hope you enjoy my moments in time.”

Terra Paine (Tarrac Paine) takes the visitor on a journey through her moments in life. All pictures are taken in the physical world – and all are very well done, not just snapshots. The visitor can imagine that the photographer wanted to save a precious memory. The motifs range from animals, over pictures from the artic, to houses and special sundowns, beautiful landscapes as well as macro pictures fo flowers. I enjoyed looking at these particular moments in time.

Milena Carbone (mylena1992) used her skybox at La Maison d’Aneli to start new exhibition in three parts named “The 5th Season”. It “questions our tendency to follow a path of self-destruction. It is related to the imminent threat of dramatic consequences for all living species as a result of climate change. It tries to dig deeper into the roots of our denial. The “fifth season”, is an imaginary season, which will replace the four seasons we have known. One season in a year, chaotic, devastating. A foul beast that humanity will have created.

The first part is called “Blind”:
Blind explores our denial of the studied, validated, stated, detailed crisis of climate change for which we are collectively responsible : natural, economic, social and demographic disasters. And yet we do nothing, but continue our frenzy of senseless consumption and expend our energy in war.
Blindness is a recurring theme in myths, particularly Greek myths. Tiresias and Oedipus are well known examples. Blindness is both a punishment and a way to change one’ s view of the world and oneself.
The exhibition consists of five themes displayed in an original installation, thirteen images and seven short stories.

As usual Milena’s art consists of texts, pictures and visual experience. In the center is the ruin of a chapel, on the 4 walls a video is displayed, hence no picture you take will be the same. In each corner you can enter small long room. Each room is dedicated to a story that you can download to read and that Milena illustrated with pictures and objects. In total you find seven stories … that feature Tiresias, Daphne, Oedipus and his daughter Antigone, Clarissa Dalloway, and George and Martha. Milena will publish the stories on her website, once the exhibition at La Maison d’Aneli has been closed.

Milena Carbone (mylena1992) is a French artist and is in Second Life since mid 2019. She discovered its artistic potential and since then has devoted all her free time to creation, associating, as in real life, images and texts: “Milena Carbone is a fiction in which, as in any artistic work, biographical and imaginary elements are mixed.” Her creative process is iterative: some of her images inspire her stories and these stories modify the development of the image, which itself transforms the story.
Milena has an own gallery, the Carbone Studio and she has a bookstore @ Noir’Wen City.
Milena has an own website, you can also find her on flickr here and you can read her texts here.

La Maison d’Aneli is owned by Aneli Abeyante. Through her gallery she brings together all forms of creativity in RL and SL and the featured artists come from around the globe. Aneli’s intention is to “put her gallery in the service of artists, so that the world can be better, exchanges and meetings probably contribute even though it seems to be particles.
The room that is usually designed for the opening events at La Maison d’Aneli is used by Aneli Abeyante herself this time again firstly to exhibit her own art and secondly to showcase art that she has collected from different artists. I assume, it is her private collaction – or at least a small part of it.
Aneli’s art is colourful, steadily moving, and with particular light effects. Aneli writes about herself: “I love geometry and mathematics. So after much practice, I managed to clear structures and shapes. In reality I practice painting, I do not have precise style but I always seek harmonization.

There are permanently changing colourful abstract pictures with different layers, permanently changing and offering a different view every second.
Aneli Abeyante is in Second Life since 2009. You can see more of her art on her flickr account. Besides her own artwork, Aneli’s passion is curating La Maison d’Aneli.

Thank you for another great joined exhibtion, Aneli. As always I enjoyed my visit and writing about it.

Landmark to La Maison d’Aneli
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Virtual%20Holland/23/71/22
The Gaze Art Gallery (PoloRheinart)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Barrington%20Cove/158/172/31
PoloRheinart’s flickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/191675750@N06/
Celestial Demon (celestialdemon)’s flickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/celestialdemon//
IAMLOUVRE’s GALLERY LOUVRE
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Virtual%20Holland/134/55/22
Landmark to The Carbone Studio
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Woiler/179/188/3316
Landmark to The Carbone Bookstore @ Noir’Wen City
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Noir%20Wen/243/203/32
Milena’s website
https://sites.google.com/view/thecarbonegallery/news
Milena’s post about “Masks” on her website
https://sites.google.com/view/thecarbonegallery/exhibitions/masks
Milena Carbone’s flickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/milenacarbone/
Milena Carbone’s writing
https://medium.com/@539568
Aneli Abeyante’s flickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/190057098@N06/

Art in Second Life 2022 (43) La Maison d’Aneli May 2022

Wednesday, May 11th, the latest exhibtion at La Maison d’Aneli has been opened. It features the art of Elodiecasa Dragovar, Bachi Cheng, Magda Schmidtzau, Therese Carfagno, NinaCamplin, vroum Short and Aneli Abeyante herself.

I visited La Maison d’Aneli on Sunday, May 8th, a few days before the official opening and began my visit in the skybox of Elodiecasa Dragovar. I saw Elodiecasa’s artwork at La Maison d’Aneli in 2021 the first time (read here). For her skybox in the current exhibition she chose to build a seperate gallery building within a lovely garden and surrounded by a lot of trees and and plants. Her artwork is shown inside of the building. Elodiecasa’s pictures are colourful, strong and of a broad variety, from abstract patterns to filigree forms, from an almost 3D elephant head to compositions that have a touch of Africa.

Elodiecasa Dragovar is in Second Life since 2010. Art is part of her life, she started getting lessons in art aged 9. Since 13 years Elodiecasa lives in Morocco.  In the accompanying notecard as well as on a board at the entrance of the gallery building in her skybox she wrote about herself: “I don’t consider myself as an artist but a passionate person. I love art in all forms, I touch everything. Art is a part of my life, it’s a need

Sofi (Bachi Cheng)’s art is not new for me. The last time I saw her art was in 2021 when I visited Ant Farm Light Gallery by Regi Yifu featuring Bachi Cheng (read here). For the exhibition at La Maison d’Aneli she chose the title “Good girls go to heaven bad girls go everywhere”. Her skybox is designed as a industrial hall, her pictures are spread over the walls of the hall. Her art is quite feisty and exaggerated, transpiring her message clearly and not subtle, sometimes reminding of comic strips and clearly explicit. There’s a lot to discover and to smile about.

Sofi (Bachi.cheng) is in Second Life since 2009. She’s, an artist painter and designer in RL and SL. Bachi writes about herself and her art: “I love to paint Moments. Moments of life, Moments of Love, Moments so deep that you never want to forget them, Moments at the edge of orgasm or despair, just life like we ought to live it, plainly. Let me take you in the core of my Art”.
Sofi (Bachi Cheng) has also her own gallery here and runs an own website.

Maddy (Magda Schmidtzau)is also an artist, who I have come across already a few times. For her skybox  Maddy selected  a futuristic design with a few glass partitions and 2 rooms with 3D installations surrounded by her pictures. Maddy main subject are portraits and and studies of the female body. She experiments with light and colours, with layers and shadows (remember to set your environment to midnight and to turn advanced lighting on).

Maddy (Magda Schmidtzau) is in Second Life since 2009. She’s passionate about photography in RL and SL. She writes: “I’m not an artist but a researcher of images to be developed… a dreamer with open eyes of this world “out of time”. In SL always open to new possibilities of experimentation trying to convey the magic that I see.”
I’ve seen Maddy’s art the first time back in 2017 at Enchanted Art where her exhibition “Maddy 2017” was showcased (read here) Further on I saw Maddy’s work at La Maison d’Aneli in 2018, 2019 and 2020 (read here, here and here) and at GenovArt Glass Gallery in May 2021 (read here). You can see more of her art at her flickr page.

Therese Carfagno is also an artist who I know from La Maison d’Aneli. She had her last exhibition at La Maison d’Aneli in June 2021 (read here). She came to Second Life in February 2007. Soon she got a job as a journalist, and met the most interesting artists in SL. Seeing so much creativity inspired her to start taking pictures herself. Therese thinks that taking pictures helps to look at the world a little closer – and there are so many wonders to see in SL:
“I have no interest in calling myself an artist. I take snapshots. If I’m happy with the picture because of the motive, the colours, the people in it, or anything, I upload it to Flickr or exhibit it somewhere. That’s it. And if someone else like what I do, that’s even better.”
You can see Therese Carfagno’s pictures also on her flickr account.

Therese’s skybox is a simple squared room in black with her pictures lined up at the walls. She shows two series of pictures. One is clearly taken in Second Life and shows a young woman dressed in different almost sci-fi outfits in different mostly ubran scenes. All pictures contain a blue light or background. You need to have a closer look to get the details and you can try to create your own story that might combine the pictures. The other series shows an astronaut levitating in zero-gravity above a planet. There are texts or snippets from cards at the edges of the pictures but I couldn’t really connect these to the picture. Maybe you can?

NinaCamplin is the only artist of this joined exhibition who is new for me. She’s from Neath Port Talbot, Wales. From the mid 90’s until recently, she painted murals, specialising in trompe l’oeil. She was interested in challenging perceptions of space and creating scenes of faked realities, such as windows, doors and broken walls that open up the flat surface of the wall to give the viewer the optical illusion of an additional dimension beyond. (taken from the accompanying notecard)
In her skybox at La Maison d’Aneli you find yourself in a dark, lonely world and you see the lights of a single house, which is the gallery building. Nina’s pictures show landscapes, sometimes very natural, yet mostly a bit bizarre be it because of the light, the colour or the selected view. It is intriguing to dive deeper into them.

NinaCamplin has developed arthritis in both her hips, which makes it difficult for her to climb scaffolding, stand or sit for long periods. She felt it was time to take her art into a new direction. She is now exploring new areas, including wildlife, landscape, portraiture and current events (particularly Covid related subjects). Her work varies from abstract to photo realistic, depending upon the current project she is working on. Most recently she has been using recycled canvasses to work on, mixing the realistic with the abstract, allowing snippets of the original painting to show through in the final work. (taken from the accompanying notecard)
NinaCamplin is in Second Life since 2011. By displaying her work in Second Life she wants to reach a new audience, much of the work on show here is also available to buy in real life too. You can more of her work on her flickr page and on her website.

Vroum Short’s skybox at La Maison d’Aneli is designed for the opening event of the exhibition. It is a world in green, full of light effects and optical illusions. I could hardly distinguish between spaces that I could enter and illusions. The world around you changes permanently and offers new perspectives every second. Can I walk up the stairs? Is it s floor or a hole? Objects are levitating freely… and there’s the green cat and her paws. As always Vroum’s world is fascinating! You get lost in it.

I know Vroum Short as the owner of VeGeTaL PLaNeT. I peeked at it several times but never found the time to really visit it and to write an extra blog entry about it. The VeGeTaL PLaNeT also hosted Aneli Abeyante’s La Maison d’Aneli for about a year. VeGeTaL PLaNeT is gone but there’s now the VeGeTaL PLaNeT Gallery (read about it here and here)
Vroum Short is a French SL artist since 2007. She works with lights and light effects, mostly very colourful. Vegetal Planet Gallery a world where everything becomes possible and achievable where the barriers of reality fade away to let the imagination flood it with life.
Vroum has a store for her art on the marketplace and a flickr account.

La Maison d’Aneli is owned by Aneli Abeyante. Through her gallery she brings together all forms of creativity in RL and SL and the featured artists come from around the globe. Aneli’s intention is to “put her gallery in the service of artists, so that the world can be better, exchanges and meetings probably contribute even though it seems to be particles.
The room that is usually designed for the opening events at La Maison d’Aneli is used by Aneli Abeyante herself this time. Aneli’s art is colourful, steadily moving, and with particular light effects. Aneli writes about herself: “I love geometry and mathematics. So after much practice, I managed to clear structures and shapes. In reality I practice painting, I do not have precise style but I always seek harmonization.

There are permanently changing colourful abstract pictures with different layers, permanently changing and offering a different view every second. On one wall Aneli showcasts almost monochrome structures reminding of minerals or structured surfaces. They look like having 3 dimensions and demonstrate optical illusions.
Aneli Abeyante is in Second Life since 2009. You can see more of her art on her flickr account. Besides her own artwork, Aneli’s passion is curating La Maison d’Aneli.

Thank you for another great joined exhibtion, Aneli. As always I enjoyed my visit and writing about it.

Landmark to La Maison d’Aneli
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Virtual%20Holland/23/71/22
Sofi (Bachi Cheng)’s gallery
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Northfarthing/111/108/602
Sofi (Bachi Cheng)’s website
https://aliasetalias.com/
Maddy (Magda Schmidtzau)’s flickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/magdyne/
Therese Carfagno’s flickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/carfagno
NinaCamplin’s flickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ninacamplin
NinaCampli’s website
https://ninacamplin.co.uk
Landmark to VeGeTaL PLaNeT Gallery
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Oreo/64/100/501
Vroum Short’s flickr account
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vroum_short/albums
Vroum Short’s art on marketplace
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/fr-FR/stores/81862
Aneli Abeyante’s flickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/190057098@N06/

Art in Second Life 2022 (34) La Maison d’Aneli April 2022

Wednesday, April 6th, the latest exhibtion at La Maison d’Aneli has been opened. It features the art of Kicca Igaly and Nessuno Myoo, two very different installations of two artist companions.

I went a few days before the official openind and I started my visit with Kicca Igaly’s artwork. Kicca wrote about her installation “Pulsions”: “I went back to considering what prompts the human being to make, or sometimes not to make, his decisions. I see it as a precarious balance between negative pulsions and positive pulsions that alternate in taking over in the decision-making act. Wandering around the city, I discover at every corner this duality in the people that I meet.

The installation is a stylised city with highrise bulidings. Your walk on the ground level and meet other people that stand around alone or in groups. Each person has kind of two Angels hoovering above their heads, a white (positive) angel and a grey (negative) angel. What might they decide next? What are they talking about? What is the single street painter thinking about?
It is a calm and peaceful scenery that offers great opportunities for taking pictures, yet there is a certain tension almost tangible.. will the scene change?

Impressions of Kicca Igaly’s installation “Pulsions” at La Maison d’Aneli April 2022 (1)

Kicca Igaly is in Second life for more than 14 years. She had a passion for painting and art before in RL and Second Life offered her more ways to express herself, sculptures, digital art and buildings. Kicca is a friend of Nessuno Myoo, with who she also worked together on a LEA project in 2013. I saw Kicca Igaly’s art the first time at La Maison d’Aneli in 2021, where she showed her exhibition “Duality”. It seems to me that Kiica loses to play with and to reflect contrasts in human life.
More information can be found in the notecard accompanying the exhibition at La Maison d’Aneli. More of Kicca’s work can be seen on Kicca Igaly’s flickr page.

Impressions of Kicca Igaly’s installation “Pulsions” at La Maison d’Aneli April 2022 (2)

Nessuno Myoo’s installation is named “As A Mammoths In The Middle Of Butterflys”. The title describes exactly what you see on the first glance, the skeleton of a mammoth with butterfly flying around the whole skeleton. On a sceond glance you see that there are actually 2 mammoths, a full grown mammoth and a baby mammoth. The skeletons are displayed on a metal surface with cracks. In the center right under the skeletons something in the cracks is glowing red, and the red light reflects on the parts of the skeletons.
Nessuno wrote about the installation: “At the sunset of existence immersed in the wonder of the its own nature…

Impressions of Nessuno Myoo’s installation “As A Mammoths In The Middle Of Butterflys” at La Maison d’Aneli April 2022 (1)

Around the skeletons are cubes, which are connected with straight wires. The cubes and wires reminded me of skeletons which I saw in museums as there has to be a construction to hold the pieces of the skeleton in place. In Nessuno’s installation they don’t have this function.
The skeletons and the butterflies are made of iron pieces and not of bones. It came to my mind that the red sustance in the cracks on the floor could be hot melted iron. In second life you can fly and I inspected the huge installation flying around, landing on the skeleton and on the cubes. That is fun – and provides a lot of additional perspectives.

Nessuno Myoo is in Second Life for 14 years and has a blog (in Italian) and a flickr page.

Impressions of Nessuno Myoo’s installation “As A Mammoths In The Middle Of Butterflys” at La Maison d’Aneli April 2022 (2)

La Maison d’Aneli is owned by Aneli Abeyante. Through her gallery she brings together all forms of creativity in RL and SL and the featured artists come from around the globe. Aneli’s intention is to “put her gallery in the service of artists, so that the world can be better, exchanges and meetings probably contribute even though it seems to be particles.
Thank you for another great joined exhibtion, Aneli. As always I enjoyed my visit and writing about it.

Landmark to La Maison d’Aneli
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Virtual%20Holland/23/71/22
Kicca Igaly’s flickr
http://www.flickr.com/photos/31465953@N05/
Nessuno Myoo’s blog
http://toctoccenessuno.myblog.it/
Nessuno Myoo’s flickr:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/nessuno_myoo/

Art in Second Life 2022 (23) La Maison d’Aneli March 2022

On Wednesday, March 2nd, the latest exhibtion at La Maison d’Aneli has been opened. It features the art of Ceakay Ballyhoo, DekabristMouse, Junanuj, Tarozaemon Rossini, Vita Theas, Isabel Hermano and Antoronta.
I visited several times in the days before the offical opening.

Vita Theas used her skybox at La Maison d’Aneli for a space installation on a lower level and for displaying her pictures on the ground and upper level. The space level shows several celestial bodies. I recognized the milkstreet, asteroids and the planet earth. A figure is using the earth to ride on it like on a cannonball.
In the upper level the walls are used to display Vitao Theas’ pictures. There are stairs leading up to 2 places where you can sit and watch from there. Another stair leads to a woman with a dog who looks out of a window. And the pictures? A broad variety of pictures taken within Second Life (I think at least) and processed a little bit, either to monochrome or to blurr or to other effects.

Vita Theas is in Second Life since 2007 and has been a mamager of an art center for a decade. She has varied experiences as a maker of clothes and a builder within Second Life and she spends much time taking pictures these both for her creations and as art projects. As an arist she exhibited at several galleries and she participates in the Second Life Birtday events.
You can see some of her art also on Vita Theas flickr account and inworld at her gallery named “Vita’s camera“.

CK (Ceakay Ballyhoo) is in Second Life since 2008. CK is a SL photographer and watercolour artist. She has done several exhibitons and installations, alone as well as in collaboration with others.
In her skybox at La Maison d’Aneli Ceakay Ballyhoo features her pictures in a classic way along the 4 walls of the box. The pictures show landscapes, houses, and animals. They are all processed to make them look like watercoulour or like drawings and honestly it is hard to say if they are based on RL or SL pictures, yet I assume the base are SL pictures as CK is a SL photographer.

CK (Ceakay Ballyhoo) runs a store with her art on the marketplace named CKB Art, she has a flickr account, an own blog and she has an own gallery with an access to a beach – CK’s Corner.

Isabel Hermano is in Second Life since 2006 and describes herself as painter, digital artist, dancer and creator. She has been fascinated by painting and photography since her childhood. When the digital era started, her passion for working with a PC was growing at the same time. So it was just natural for her to discover her love for editing pics. She leaned by doing, trial and error and by a couple of tutorials. For her “the border between painting and photography is as fluent as between magic and reality”. You can see more of Isabel hermano’s art at her Isa’s Gallery.
She writes in the accompanying notecard “A three years stay in Chile gifted new stimuli and inspiration. I started to see my world with different eyes – the eyes of a painter and photographer

Isabel Hermano’s skybox at La Maison d’Aneli is about Chile. The exhibition is named “An approach to Chile”.
“An old Chilean myth tells us about the origin of this fascinating country: At the 7th day, when God looked at the world he had created, he found some leftovers like volcanos, glaciers, deserts, jungles, fjords and lakes. So he ordered his angels to throw them altogether beind some huge mountains, later known as the Andes…
Chile with its 4300 km of coastline is gifted with a breathtaking nature, almost all kinds of climate zones, belongs to the safest and richest countries of South America and produces excellent wines. But the true treasure of this country lies in its people and their open bearted kindness and hospitality.
I had the privilege of living there for three years and I fell instantly and deeply in love with Chile! My stay presented me with a whole bunch of inspirations and I’m forever thankful for it.”


Isabel hermano shows 8 displays dedicated to Santigo de Chile, Pablo Neruda, culinaria, Patagonia, Atacama, El Mar, Valpariso and Naturaleza. At each of these 8 display boards you find windows with Isabel’s art – digital art and photographs. It is like a little journey to this beautiful country!

Guille (Antoronta) is in Second life since April 2020. He writes in the accompanying notecard:
Guille (Antoronta) in SL, is the nickname of Antonio Guillén in RL, he is a doctor in Biology and professor of Natural Sciences in Spain where he works as a professor and as an altruistic independent researcher in different projects related to microbiology, the environment or the astrobiology. For a long time he has claimed to consider knowledge as a whole in which art and science interact, erasing their borders and forming part of the essence of the universe that surrounds us. His gaze focused on the microscopic world opens the doors to beauty on other scales that we do not usually access, and to the very nature of life.
Guille has won several prizes for her scientific photography and for his educational work. His flickr Water Project gallery is one of the main references to know the beauty and life of microscopic organisms.
In Second Life and together with Kimika Ying he has created a sim to publish the life of all these fascinating beings named “El Universo en una Gota de Agua” (The universe in a drop of water).

At La Maison d’Aneli Guille (Antoronta) exhibited a variety of his pictures that show these microscopic organisms, one more beautiful then the other, all very colourful. Nature is a real treasure! And I can only agree – the art and the science interact and the borders between them can blurr. A nice journey into another world.

Juna (junanuj), “former alter of Tani Thor, after a period of about 3 years in which she dedicated herself to role playing, has as main activity in SL since 2017, that of creating tattoos with the “Juna Artistic Tattoo” brand and from January in 2022 she becomes the sole owner of eBento – The Event -, a fashion event in SL.
Music is also an important element in her virtual life, in fact her affective union with Niovali Serrao led her to also take care of organizing DJ Nio’s musical evenings.”

Juna (junanuj) has a particular passion for landscape photography, and in 2021 Juna returned to taking pictures for purely personal enjoyment: “my approach to SL photography is as instinctual as all the things I do….uno, two shots at most, to try to capture that elusive emotion. My shots are worked with Photoshop, but trying to never distort the essence of the photo itself …

In Juna’s skybox at La Maison d’Aneli the pictures are arranged like under a dome. Due to the shape of a dome no picture is rectangular and you have to adjust your camera to see them without distortion. Many pictures have coloured lines or beams. What is irritating at the first glance makes them intriguing on the second glance.

Besides the tattoo store (inworld and on the marketplace) Juna has a flickr page, a blog and owns the eBENTO event.

Mouse (dekabristmouse) is a Russian art student who likes furry, space and fallout themes. Mouse is in Second Life since 2001. He runs a shop for space, ground and water vehicles and for furry mods – Dekabrist’s main shop and home. At his skybox at La Maison d’Aneli he displays 31 pictures, named Day1 to Day 31, all realized in Oktober 2021. Each drawing shows a Furry, a mouse or another fantasy being and is named accordingling – or shows a partiuclar situation and the situation give the name for the drawing. All characters are  created by himself.

Tarozaemon Rossini is in Second Life since 2007. He categorizes himself as an alien from outerspace, who landed in Second Life to do research about mankind. “In reality it seems that his main mission is to show off here and there his trademark dreadlocks. Occasionally, when he has time to kill, he improvised himself as an artist and architect.” And he’s not that bad in pretending to be an artist and architect. Tarozaemon Rossini’s faible for fractals can be seen in his skybox at La Maison d’Aneli.

Fractal art is usually created with the assistance of a computer. Right where you enter his skybox there’s a slide show in which Taro explains the basics of fractals from the scratch, from a simple line, to a complex fractal based on iteration of formulas which combine real and imaginary numbers. He furtheron lays out the different types of fractals. Knowing what’s behind the exhibited fractals they become even more fascinating.

I personally am a fan of fractal art and in Second Life are quite some artists with a passion for this kind of art. Tarozaemon Rossini pretends also to be an architect. Hence he built something particular to showcase his fractal art. Most of the pictures are levitating and rotate permanently . In the center of his skybox is a huge 3D object, a flower (also fractal art?) and there’s an extra floor, from which you can firstly see the blossom of the flower and secondly can have a clower look at some non rotating fractals at the walls of his skybox.
You can see more of Taro’s fractal art at his flickr page.

La Maison d’Aneli is owned by Aneli Abeyante. Through her gallery she brings together all forms of creativity in RL and SL and the featured artists come from around the globe. Aneli’s intention is to “put her gallery in the service of artists, so that the world can be better, exchanges and meetings probably contribute even though it seems to be particles.
Thank you for another great joined exhibtion, Aneli. As always I enjoyed my visit and writing about it. It inspired me.

Landmark to La Maison d’Aneli
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Virtual%20Holland/23/59/22
Vita Theas flickr page
https://www.flickr.com/photos/153849716@N05/albums
Vita Theas gallery “Vita’s camera”
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Danpoon/52/247/489
CK (Ceakay Ballyhoo) store CKB Art
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/112782
CK (Ceakay Ballyhoo)’s flickr page
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ceakayballyhoo/
CK (Ceakay Ballyhoo)’s blog
https://ceakayballyhoo.wordpress.com/
CK (Ceakay Ballyhoo) gallery and relax place CK’s Corner
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sunstream/214/26/45
Isabel Hermano’s Gallery Isa’s Gallery
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/FairChang%20Ria/157/165/2506
Guille (Antoronta)’s flickr page
https://www.flickr.com/photos/microagua/
Guille (Antoronta) “El Universo en una Gota de Agua” (The universe in a drop of water)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Reykjanes/133/35/29
Juna (junanuj)’s Artistic Tattoo Main store
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Svanberg/75/118/1347
Juna (junanuj)’s Artistic Tattoo on the marketplace
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/187832
Juna (junanuj)’s eBENTO – The Event https://ebentotheevent.wixsite.com/ebento
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/EBENTO/127/17/22
Juna (junanuj)’s flickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/jjunanujj/
Juna (junanuj)’s blog
https://junaartistictatoo.blogspot.com/
Dekabristmouse’s main shop and home
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Harbinger/98/111/22
Tarozaemon Rossini’s flickr page
https://www.flickr.com/photos/tarozaemon/

Artin Second Life 2021 (95) JudiLynn Gallery at Virtual Chelsea Hotel

During my last visit to La Maison d’Aneli seeing the second part of the Summer 21 exhibtion (read here), I came across the artist JudiLynn India. Judy has her own JudiLynn Gallery at Virtual Chelsea Hotel. I visited it on Wednesday, September 22nd.

JudiLynn Gallery at Virtual Chelsea (1) – outside, 1st floor, stamp collection

The JudiLynn Gallery extends over three stories basement, 1st and 2nd floor. On the 1st floor, Judi presents a stamp collection she has created in 2019 in oil pastel, ink and digital textures. These are colourful abstract paintings, that shine at some spots and leave room to see in them different things depending on your mood.
Also on the 1st floor is a series of 6 paintings in black and white from 2019, abstract, a bit reminding of the structure of marble. The series is called “unique”, expressing that ach of them is unique and has a pattern you’d find nowhere else. Finally right by the stairs leading to the basement are two paintings from 2018, both made of several layers. On a frist glance they look just abstract, on a second glance you notice more and more the other layers and being to see different things.

JudiLynn Gallery at Virtual Chelsea (2) – unique series, 2nd floor

The 2nd floor is dedicated to JudiLynns art from 2012. Even more colourful abstract paintings showing different, irregular patterns. These paintings convince with their colourfulness, some did remind me of eruptions of paint. For sure any of these could decorate and dominate a living room.

JudiLynn Gallery at Virtual Chelsea (3) – colourful paintings of 2012

The basement is reserved for JudiLynn’s newer artwork. Some of it was shown at La Maison d’Aneli (read here). Judi categorized them into harmony, equilibrium, balance and symmetry. Again her style is recognizable immediately by the use of colour and abstract patterns, partly mirrored vertically or horizontally. But behind or through the abstract paintings the spectator can recognize something else, be it a face, a person, a building or whatever.

JudiLynn Gallery at Virtual Chelsea (4), basement with Judi’s more recent artwork

Judi Lynn studied art throughout school, Commercial Art in high school and Graphic Design at Tyler School of Art/Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. After the turn of the century, she decided to focus her creativity on acrylic and digital painting. Known in Second Life since 2009 as JudiLynn India and RL as Judi Lynn, her mission is to share her vision and message as an artist with the global community: “My work embodies my spirit and personality. My goal is to allow you to experience the image with your own mind’s eye. My work is entirely intuitive. I get lost in the layering of texture and color. Occasionally, I will include figurative work if my spirit is so presented with the composition. Just as there is order in the chaos of the universe, the energy within me is brought into focus one canvas at a time.” (taken from a text by JudiLynn India)

Besides the JudiLynn Gallery, Judi has a website for purchase of prints: www.judilynnart.com
You can also find a list of her current exhibition in own and other galleries in her profile in Second Life.

JudiLynn Gallery at Virtual Chelsea Hotel
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lanestris/117/70/104
Judi Lynn (JudiLynn India)’s website
www.judilynnart.com

Art in Second Life 2021 (48) La Maison d’Aneli June 2021

On Wednesday, May 26th, a new joined exhibition opened at La Maison d’Aneli. It features the art of Adwehe, DAK Amat, Eylinea, Fly Kugin (flyqueeen), NewFantasy, Senka Beck and Vita Theas. I came across some of the artists before, others were new for me.

NewFantasy paints colourful abstract pictures in in various formats using acryl, ink and markers. She joined SL in 2014, inspired by her friend who she met in Second Life and who insisted that she exhibits in SL. In her skybox at La Maison d’Aneli she showcases about 10 pictures, sorted by theme. You can easily imagine what an eye catcher these picture are in RL.

Vita Thea’s skybox at La Maison d’Aneli showcases many pictures in a broad variety from portraits in black and white to colourful pictures of landscapes, from atmospheric black and white scenes to surreal scenes, from more fantasy pictures to erotic art. Vita can’t be defined by one style.
Vita is in Second life since 2007, she has varied experiences as a maker of clothes and a builder within Second Life. And she spends much time taking pictures for her creations and art projects. Vita has a flickr account as well as an own little gallery “Vita’s camera“.

Senka Beck is another SL veteran with far over 14 years. She sees SL as her playground where she enjoys interacting with peeps and prims, where she captures and releases her inner being.
The work presented at La Maison d’Aneli is titled Alexithtymia. Alexithtymia is the absence of feelings. “The signals are fuzzed the world is black and gray, dimmed. And I sit with it.” When I visited Senka was still setting up her installation and was sitting admist of it. You can grab a seat and sit yourself. Don’t forget to turn sound on: “Every dark has its light – but about that some other time.” There’s also a teleporter that brings you to a second floor.

Dak Amat’s installation at La Maison d’Aneli is a big house of cards, several stories high. Each card is a picture, and there are many of them! The themes vary over the floors. While the motifs on the first floor are very colourful, mostly comic-like drawings, you find portraits (also more like in a comic strip) on the 2nd floor and more serious drawings of mostly older people on the 3rd floor. On the top of the house of cards is an ampule of BioNTech’s Covid 19 vaccine and a speech bubble “Covid Demission”. In the center of it all is a spinning silver spiral. Inside is a teleporter that you can use to to switch between the different floors. The spinning spiral adds some nice effects, in particular when you stand inside of it. The installation is best discovered flying as there is so much to discover!
I couldn’t find out much about Dak Amat. Dak is in SL for more than 14 years and has an own artist studio together with Sof Yify called “Dekape Virtual Land“.

Eylinea is with 3 years still comparably new to Second life. I saw her art before at La Maison d’Aneli and at VeGeTaL PLaNeT Gallery. She’s exploring the possibilities and trying out new things. Her room in the current exhibtion at La Maison d’Aneli is dominated by a central 3D object that spins and changes permanently. It’s quite intriguing to watch it. The walls are covered with pictures of a ballet dancer.
Eylinea writes about herself in the accompanying notecard: “Photographer, cube juggler, light dresser, tattoo artist apprentice, designer, designer of cardboard furniture and lights, jewellery maker…. dreamer at her own time! To sum it up: creator of lots of things, curious about everything. That’s how I could qualify my sl… and my rl!
If you want to see more of her look up her flickr page.

Adwehe is also quite new to Second Life, just 2,5 years. And like Eylinea, I saw her art before at La Maison d’Aneli and at VeGeTaL PLaNeT Gallery.
Adwehe writes about her current skybox: “I have always fantasized really walking inside my drawings, like in a dream. SL is the perfect platform to realize this dream. In this work i explore an ever changing drawing using lines, light and darkness, and many shades. Creating depth and perspective expanding the dimensions of the exposition room. There are very little colors but some appear dependent on the random choices the script makes. I used textures made up of small parts of charcoal drawings. The charcoal gives a certain warmth against the harder lines. Depending on your viewpoint and the presented state of the room many drawings can appear. You might have to walk/cam around and wait a bit because of the random nature of this. Thoughts about the meaning of this work spin in my head around the topics of information overload and emergence of information actually creating reality itself.
In Adwehe’s skybox walls, the floors and the objects are constantly changing. Yet you can also influence how they change by walking over pads spread over the floor. But you shouldn’t expect that you can reproduce any setting. One ot the facinating issues with virtual art is that it is temporary, nothing remains. The installation extends over 4 levels, huge poles reach from the ground to the top floor. You can travel between the floors with teleporters. The main installation is nonetheless on the ground floor. But the view from the higher levels down to the the lower levels is intriguing, in particular when other people change the setting by walking over the pads or clicking them.
Adwehe has a flickr page and a gallery at VeGeTaL PLaNeT.

Fly Kugin (flyqueeen), as a live violin performer, is streaming into Second Life from Istanbul, since September 2019. She’s performing improvisation, Jazz & Rock genres, musicals & soundtracls from different time periods from various artists. But Fly also likes to spend her time taking pictures of landscapes and playing with them on photoshop. She is still learning different techniques. Fly started sketch drawing in March 2021. She acquired this passion in RL and it allows her to escape from the stress of everday life and main profession, music.
In her skybox at La Maison d’Aneli Fly showcases 9 pictures arranged in a half circle admist a forest glade. Each picture is placed on a seperate easel. The setting is romantic, with the stars and glowing particles it has a touch of peace and of fantasy. Fly named her exhibition “Mirrors of the earth” and added her thoughts about it written in the background of her pictures: “The earth is our home, our heart is as much as the earth. The only island we have in the ocean of stars. Get rid of hate fron your heart. Because the earth is a place to live in peace
Fly has an own website with more information and a flickr account.

La Maison d’Aneli is owned by Aneli Abeyante. Through her gallery she brings together all forms of creativity in RL and SL and the featured artists come from around the globe. Aneli’s intention is to “put her gallery in the service of artists, so that the world can be better, exchanges and meetings probably contribute even though it seems to be particles.
Thank you for another great joined exhibtion, Aneli. As always I enjoyed my visit and writing about it. It always inspires me.

Landmark to La Maison d’Aneli
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Virtual%20Holland/23/59/22
Vita Thea’s flickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/153849716@N05/albums
Vita Thea’s gallery “Vita’s camera”
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Danpoon/52/247/489
Dekape Virtual Land – Artist Studio of Dak Amat and Sof Yifu
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Fort%20Stygian/232/124/615
Eylinea’s flickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/189037651@N07/
Adwehe’s flickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/187796045@N03
Adwehe’s gallery
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Oreo/64/96/501
Fly Kugin (flyqueeen)’s website
https://www.flyofficial.org/
Fly Kugin (flyqueeen)’s flickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/134260978@N05/

Art in Second Life 2021 (30) La Maison d’Aneli April 21

In April La Maison d’Aneli features two artists Xirana Oximoxi aka Nuria Vives and Violaine (Anadonne)

Violaine (anadonne) is in Second Life for 4 years now. Violaine is a RL photographer with many inspirations. She lists “human beings, films, shapes, trash, fashion, colours, black and white, minimalism, maximalism, commercials, graffiti and erotica – and many other things”. Her pictures at La Maison d’Aneli show this broad variety. The abstract pictures look like maps coloured in different tones of one colour. I other pictures you recognize parts of human bodies, other show people. Violaine’s pictures are displayed in groups of two or three pictures which belong together.
I saw Violaine (anadonne)’s art before at La Maisan d’Aneli, in November 2018 (read here) and in January 2020 (read here). The more I see of her art, the more familiar I get with her style and the more her pictures, in particluar those showing humans and part of humans, become intriguing.

Xirana Oximoxi aka Nuria Vives is a Catalan artist, children’s books writer and illustrator. She works with different mediums, oil, watercolor, acrylic, ink, charcoal and pastel. At La Maison d’Aneli she presents her exhibition “The secret of the Crystal Mountain”. The text and illustrations are from Nuria Vives, Aneli Abeyante and Nuria worked both an the setting into the 3D world of Second Life.

I would call “The secret of the Crystal Mountain” a walk-in children’s book. It tells the storry of a hippo family. You walk through several scenes (skyboxes) as you read and see the story. In the accompanying notecard the story is summarized in a few sentences along with direct landmarks to the scene. I recommend to just use the teleprots in the corner of each skybox (next scene).

“The secret of the Crystal Mountain” by Xirana Oximoxi and Aneli Abeyante (1)

Long ago, in a beautiful place in Africa, lived Isantim’s family. It was a family of hippos that spent all day inside the river to rest. It hadn’t rained for a long time and no one knew why. Isantim and his bravest children decided to organize an expedition to find out what was going on. They climbed the highest mountain in the country to talk to the clouds and ask them why it wasn’t raining.

They were about to reach the top when they realized they were walking on a layer of crystal and they saw that in the middle of the heart of the mountain, on a pedestal, was a golden metal cage. Inside there was a small bird. Little goblins that looked like fire surrounded him.

The hippos were going from surprise to surprise without understanding what was it all about. They saw a thin small cloud approaching. When he was closer, they took the opportunity to ask him thousands of questions. After discovering that the prisoner was the Rain Bird, the hippos set off to find an entry into the mountain.

The cave was like a labyrinth full of narrow tunnels. The hippos feared they would get lost in it and never being able to get out again. Luckily some bats that lived in the cave, after they heard that the hippos wanted to free the Bird, showed them the path that would lead them to the center of the mountain. But the bats warned them of the danger in which they will find themselves.

The hippos, who were not afraid, went on until they reached the entrance of the central gallery. Seeing them, the goblins, all at once, threw tongues of fire at them. The gallery looked like a flaming meteorite. Then, with the water they brought to cool off, the hippos all at once sprayed the goblins and left them well soaked and extinguished. Carefully, they took hold of the golden cage and came out of the mountain, guided by the bats.

“The secret of the Crystal Mountain” by Xirana Oximoxi and Aneli Abeyante (2)

After struggling a bit with the lock, they managed to open the door and to free the bird. He soared up in the sky making a cheerful whisper and a happy whistle. Soon they lost sight of him. After a while the hippos saw their cloud friend grow and swell like a cotton castle and then it started to rain.

It is not the first time that Xirana Oximoxi aka Nuria Vives is featured at La Maison d’Aneli. I saw her exhibtion “Women Artists XVI-XIX” there in February 2019 (see here) and her exhibtion “Lost Souls” in April 2020 (see here)
Xirana has her an own website and an own blog.

La Maison d’Aneli is owned by Aneli Abeyante. Through her gallery she brings together all forms of creativity in RL and SL and the featured artists come from around the globe. Aneli’s intention is to “put her gallery in the service of artists, so that the world can be better, exchanges and meetings probably contribute even though it seems to be particles.
Thank you for another great joined exhibtion, Aneli. As always I enjoyed my visit and writing about it. It always inspires me.

Landmark to La Maison d’Aneli
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Virtual%20Holland/23/65/22
Xirana Oximoxi’s website
http://nuriavives.com/
Xirana Oximoxi’s blog
http://nuriavvives.wordpress.com/

Art in Second Life 2021 (17) Khaos.Part 1 by Cherry Manga and JadeYu Fhang

On February 17th I visited La Maison d’Aneli where at night a new exhibition was going to be opened: Khaos.Part 1 by Cherry Manga and JadeYu Fhang.

I came across Cherry Manga’s and JadeYu Fhang’s artwork already a few times and reported about them. Last year I saw “Le Déraciné” by JadeYu Fhang in 2020 (read here) and “Endometriosis” by Cherry Manga (read here). And I visited their art and music place ADreNaLin, that they own together.

Khaos.Part 1 at La Maison d’Aneli is really quite choatic, but in a positive sense. It consists of transparent and solid boxes, geometric object and oversized figures. These figures have in common that parts of them are in the state of disolving into small boxes or pieces. This style is very common for both artista. They like to play with the human figure, to change it and to use it for expressing their art. Most of the figures are static – but some are also moving.

Impressions of “Khaos.Part 1” by Cherry Manga and JadeYu Fhang (1)

When you walk through the boxes, on the transparent floor, you see all boxes moving and it’s hard to focus your view. You discover more figures within the choatic structure of boxes, and the structure is permanently changing. Don’t forget to switch your sound on, the technical, random sounds fit to this installation.

Impressions of “Khaos.Part 1” by Cherry Manga and JadeYu Fhang (2)

I couldn’t make out any specific move, but sometimes when you get close to a figure or step into a hole in the floor (it is transparent), your avatar gets shaken around like a ball, flips up and down, falls into the nothing and gets re-teleported to where the choatic movement began. What I noticed in addition is that you need sufficent time for your visit. The whole installation changes. New figures appear, others vanish. Sometimes there’s a well of small boxes that almost flood parts of the installation, sometimes there’s none. The boxes themselves change, sometimes they are just white, sometimes black, sometimes blac and while and grey.

Impressions of “Khaos.Part 1” by Cherry Manga and JadeYu Fhang (3)

New elements appear and dominate the installation… boxes or long poles .. or parts of the installation begin to rotate. You are admist the chaos! It is a really intriguing piece of art – and it is art that you can only experience in a virtual world like Second Life.

Impressions of “Khaos.Part 1” by Cherry Manga and JadeYu Fhang (4)

I did not find out a lot about the two artists.
JadeYu Fhang is in Second Life to almost 13 years. For another exhibtion she wrote about herself: “Living in Paris, France, i followed the evening classes in academic drawing at Fine Arts School of Paris and was trained at the Applied Arts School of this city.
After these studies I completely stopped all artistic work. My journey is atypical made of multiple experiences. I returned to artistic work when I was able to get rid of all the academic rigidity that had been taught me.
My experience on Second Life since 12 years allows me to continue and improve my work and extend it to 3D.

Cherry Manga is in Second Life for over 14 years. I couldn’t find anything about Cherry, just that there is an own website where Cherry is characterized as VR-3D Artist (as if I didn’t know that by now *winks*).

Impressions of “Khaos.Part 1” by Cherry Manga and JadeYu Fhang (5)

La Maison d’Aneli is owned by Aneli Abeyante. Through her gallery she brings together all forms of creativity in RL and SL and the featured artists come from around the globe. Aneli’s intention is to “put her gallery in the service of artists, so that the world can be better, exchanges and meetings probably contribute even though it seems to be particles.
Thank you for enabling this facinating installation, Aneli. I enjoyed my visit.
Thank you Cherry and JadeYu for your art work.

Landmark to La Maison d’Aneli
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Virtual%20Holland/23/65/22
Cherry Manga’s website
https://cherryfrancogrid.wordpress.com/
Cherry Manga’s flickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/42983210@N03/
JadeYu Fhang’s flickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/jadeyufhang
Landmark to ADreNaLin
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/ADRENALINA/34/222/1954

Art in Sceond Life 2021 (4) La Maison d’Aneli Jan/Feb 2021

On Wednesday, January 13th, Aneli Abeyante opened a new joined exhibtion at La Maison d’Aneli. The participating artists for the first exhibtion of 2021 are: Sasha Arivalhagan (arivalhagan), Shoshisn Shilova, Anja (neobookie), NicoleX Moonwall, Kuervo (DonKuervo), GlitterPrincess Destiny, Zia Branner, Talixa and the RL artist Françoise Waroux.

As in the last exhibtions each of the 9 artists has an own skybox to fill at their liking or needs. Hence the art is presented in very different environment.

I started my tour with the art of Kuervo. I don’t know anything about the artist. The owner of the pictures, DonKuervo, is just 3 weeks old and therefore I assume it was created for this exhibition. In the accompanying notecard Kuervo writes: “The paintings that I exhibit here have been drawn and painted by me in IRL. I worked on the lights to create a nice presentation on SL. I am a self-taught person, my paintings were made mainly with acrylics, sometimes with Chinese inks or watercolors. I’m interested in drawing and painting, I’m a graphic designer, and I’m also interested in 3D, photography, djing, as well as sculpture.
You can find Kuervo on facebook here.

Kuervo’s skybox is just this – a box. The walls are used to present the pictures and yes, there’s something that makes you feel “Africa”, and not just because of the zebras. The lighting is selected nicely, the lights move and give the pictures a colourful gloss every once in a while. The effect is stunning compared to looking at the pictures without the moving light.

GlitterPrincess Destiny is in Second Life for almost 13 years. I never came across her before. At La Mansion d’Aneli she divided her skybox into an entry area and a box with 3 levels. GlitterPrincess presents pictures and some smaller 3D objects and installations. They all are about isolation, pain and death. There are some “books” close to several of GlitterPrincess’ art. Clicking these books gives you a notecard with a thought or two about the art. I’m not sure but I think the installation is expressing the isolation, the fear and the deaths that came with the current pandemic. GlitterPrincess’ pictures do tell stories, as it should be.
GlitterPrincess destiny writes in the accompanying notecard: “To capture the soul of emotions ……. subject soul and deep thoughts. This is my goal as a artist + photographer in SL“. You can also look up GlitterPrincess Destiny’s flickr page.

Zia Branner designed her box at La Maison d’Aneli as a warehouse with two floors. Zia is in Second Life for almost 13 years. She brought her RL paintings to SL. The paintings are mostly quite large and colourful, most of them are abstract, some are showing landscapes that have been coloured. From the accompanying notecard I have the following information:
Zia Branner had many drawing and painting art lessons at official institutes RL. She is also autodidact on things that did not come along in class. To her making art is a way of life. Often experimenting with techniques as a learning process. Most of the times she paints on canvas, but she also paints on wood and paper. Zia believes that “making art is rebellion against the finiteness of life“. The most important thing to her is that it makes her happy to see others enjoy her art as much as she loves creating it.
If you are interested in her art you can look up Zia Branner’s website. I do have a weakness for colourful art and hence I enjoyed the visit to her skybox.

Talixa is a new-media artist and in Second Life for over 5 year. She “examines the impact of new technologies on human identities and social connections. In the project shown at La Masion d’Aneli she examines how an AI facial recognition algorithm detects her own face when it is disguised by different digital filters. The algorithms used in this project is an off-the-shelf model, freely available on the GitHub community. The facial filters used in this installation are all freely available on Snap-Chat and were created by talented Snap-Chat artists: Sarah Mayer, jp pirie, Hiral Parekh, Jason Porter, agreeable greg, Joshua Keeney and Stencil Profane.


The skybox is filled with the pictures of Talixa’s face, levitating freely in the room, vanishing, appearing and turning, so that it is hard to focus on on face only – but the machine can. While it is funny to see the filters and what the AI recognizes, it is also scaring (me at least).

Hello and welcome into my world of Second Life art“, writes Anja (neobookie) in the accompanying notecard to her part of the exhibtion at La Maison d’Aneli. “I’m a Dutchie who likes to create, discover and explore the creativity inworld. I discovered the magic of making photographs and invite you, by my art, to join me on my trip. My exhibit is an attempt to create the story of myself as I walk Second Life and experience the world and dreams the surround us all. My thoughts turned into reflections of what I feel in both 2d landscapes and “NEOBOXES”


I like Anja’s art and the quotes on the walls of her exhibtion, that fit with the art showcased: “How far you go has nothing to do with distance” or “How deep you go has nothing to do with thinking at most with a will“. Anja presents quite elaborated 3D objects. Her pictures, taken within Second Life, prove a eye for the detail. I enjoyed my visit to Anja’s box.
If you want to see more of her art have a look at Anja (neobookie)’s flickr page.

Sasha (arivalhagan) is in Second Life for more than 7 years. She writes about herself in the accompanying notecard: “My personal acronym: NAA – Not An Artist! I think being an artist is one of the pinnacles of an existence. I don’t think I’ve reached it. That said, I do like photography a lot. The principle of my exhibition is very simple: to allow you to feel you are being seen. Not necessarily watched, but considered, questioned, appreciated, desired, questioned, loved, admired … And then let you imagine what stories are hidden behind all these glances less simple than they appear at first glance


Her skybox at La Maison d’Aneli is filled with pictures taken in Second Life, processed to enhance them. Many of the pictures are portraits, some show the whole avatar. Sasha always succeeds to make her pictures an eye-catcher, to make them tell a story, just as she wrote in the notecard. But I won’t call her an artist *winks*. Her art can also be seen at Sasha (arivalhagan)’s flickr page.

Shoshisn Shilova is another SL veteran with over 13 years in Second Life. I like the motto in her or his profile: “Reality is for those of you who can’t handle fiction“. Shoshisn uses male and female avatar shapes, which fits to the motto!
At Shoshisn’s space at La Masion d’Aneli almost all walls are covered with pictures, one wall is used to present 3D sulptures. The pictures cover a broad variety of art, erotic, fantasy, objects, scenes. This is also fitting to the above motto. There are many pictures and it was not that easy to decide which ones to take for this blog entry – but I got it done.
Her or his art can also be seen at Shoshisn Shilova’s flickr page.

Françoise Waroux is an RL artist. Here’s an excerpt of the text in the accompanying notecard: “From a childhood marked by several stays in Africa I kept the taste of the great outdoors, the light and colors. I have always collected flowers, branches, seeds, shells, feathers, pebbles for their beauty and for the pleasure of holding them in my hands. I started with collages, but the collages are fragile, difficult to transport and resist poorly time, the branches and shells break, the leaves and flowers lose their color… So I turned to photography to keep my collages intact. I enlarge or light a detail or a hidden side of an object or landscape, or on the contrary, I strip it to preserve only the characteristics that I feel as essential. I play with shapes, colors, light and proportions for bold, colorful and very original creations that sometimes surprise me myself. Each image is unique.


I couldn’t write it any better. The pictures are colourful and unique, yet I hadn’t thought that they were based on collages of flowers and branches and other stuff. Well done!
The avatar holding the ownership of the showcased pictures is Jeff (legrandjeff). To see more or to contact look up Françoise Waroux’ website.

NicoleX Moonwall is in Second Life for more than 11 years. She’s one of the outstanding machinama film-makers in Second Life. Filming in SL and RL since 2011, she has over 900 films that illustrate her unique style of filming, with sweeping long takes and little or no editing, on YouTube and Vimeo. She has received international recognition and has participated in over 150 film festivals around the world. For more information look at NicoleX’s website.
NicoleX’s installation at La Maison d’Aneli wasn’t finished yet, when I visited the first time. I visited it at the opening again. It’s quite difficult to interpret or understand this installation. It is a 3D artwork, a bit like a snippet of a nightmare involving Jesus Christ a bunny head, blocks and a loo. It looks different depending on the viewing angle and the Christ cross and the bunny head are connected, energy is flowing. Jesus Christ has a bunny head by the way …. I fail interpreting it.

La Maison d’Aneli is owned by Aneli Abeyante. Through her gallery she brings together all forms of creativity in RL and SL and the featured artists come from around the globe. Aneli’s intention is to “put her gallery in the service of artists, so that the world can be better, exchanges and meetings probably contribute even though it seems to be particles.
Thank you for another great joined exhibtion, Aneli. As always I enjoyed my visit and writing about it. It always inspires me.

Landmark to La Maison d’Aneli
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Virtual%20Holland/23/65/22
Kuervo on facebook
https://www.facebook.com/PabloT0LED0
GlitterPrincess Destiny’s flickr page
https://www.flickr.com/photos/storiesglitter/
Zia Branner’s website
https://hollykaiart.wordpress.com/
Anja (neobookie)’s flickr page
https://www.flickr.com/photos/182110530@N04/
Sasha (arivalhagan)’s flickr page
https://www.flickr.com/photos/188848670@N02/
Shoshisn Shilova’s flickr page
https://www.flickr.com/people/serge_sonnino/
Françoise Waroux’ website
https://www.artactif.com/fr/artist/melissoise
NicoleX Moonwall’s website
https://www.nicolex.net/

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