Simploring 2019 (76) Malaika Park

For my simploring tour on Saturday, June 22nd, I picked Malaika Park from scoop.it SL Destinations. There were already quite some blog posts published about Malaika Park and I read Inara Pey’s post “Exploring Malaika Park in Second Life” before I visited it myself.

Malaika Park is a full region owned by Leroy Voorhees and home for a few people. According to Inara Pey Malaika Park was created by Leroy Voorhees along with Gabriel2009, Wayne (waynenz), Sangi Phaeton and JJ Goodman. The groud level is publically accessible and looks like a Mediterrean town.

Malaika Park – overview

The landing is at the court of this little town, right next to a bar and to the quite large yacht harbour. The relation between the large yacht harbour and the town itself reminded me a bit of St. Tropez in France, in particular as Malaika Park is full of art pieces.

Malaika Park: Heart hands by reycharles and Senza vestito by Mistero Hifeng (left) / Snacks and bar (right)

I walked from the court along the the pier to the snack bar and saw the “Heart hands” created by reycharles, who’s gallery I visited in March (read Simploring 2019 (28) Rey’s Gallery) and one of several sculptures created by Mistero Hifeng that are spread at Malaika Park.

Malaika Park: court (upper left) / Merfolk Maiden by Lucas Lameth (lower left) / Blue and White no. 3 by Jake Vordun (upper right) / La…chiamano realta’ by Mistero Hifeng (lower right)

Close to the court is another large sculpture by Mistero Hifeng, La…chiamano realta’, and a modern sculpture by Jake Vordun (Blue and White no. 3). I visited the cafe and walked to its roof, where you have a nice view over the harbour. On the roof ou find 2 more sculpture from Jake Vordun (Diana and Actaeon). At the time of my visit a big cruise ship laid along the other pier. It reminded me of the current debate about cruise ships in Venice as this one clearly dominates the view on Malaika Park. I assume it is just temporary. The cruise ship is part of SL Pride and use as a big party ship.

Malaika Park: cafe with sculptures Diana and Actaeon by Jake Vordun (left) / SL Pride cruise ship (right)

At the end smaller pier is another scupture of Jake Vordun (Red No.1) and I came across a guitar player from Cica Ghost and I saw two sculptures form Lucas Lameth (Merfolk Maiden and Merfolk Guard). All the art is placed with care and the pieces do fit to their location. The art can fully develop this way and it is a pleasure to see and enjoy it.

Malaika Park: Merfolk Guard by Lucas Lameth (upper left) / paddle boats (lower left) / Boy with guitar anim. by Cica Ghost (upper right) / Red No. 1 by Jake Vordun (lower right)

I continued my exploring tour of Malaika Park and saw many more sculptures. I saw La vita…imparare vorra’ and Dentro corpi liberi from Mistero Hifeng. The later is unusal colourful for Mistero and a nice transition to Cica Chost’s “man 5” who holds a balloon and her matchstick animation “Cica’s Little Boat”.

Malaika Park: La vita…imparare vorra’ by Mistero Hifeng (upper left) / Dentro corpi liberi by Mistero Hifeng (upper right) / man 5 and Little Boat by Cica Ghost (lower pictures)

The colourful town houses are not furnished, but on the other side of Malaika Park you find (surprise *winks*) more art like another modern sculpture from Jake Vordun (Fancy Decor: Grantaire Sculpture). There are two residential home on this sime of Malaika Park, one is on the plateau of a rock overlooking the town and Gabriel2009 has his atelier here. It’s worth a look at it.

Views of the other side of Malaika Park, upper right picture shows Fancy Decor: Grantaire Sculpture by Jake Vordun

I ended my exploring tour visiting the pool and the games area.

Malaika Park: Gabriel2009’s Atelier (left pictures) / pool (upper right) and games area (lower right)

As far as I understood, Malaika Park is constantly changing a little bit. I assume that art is added here and there or that room is made for events like the cruise ship that was there during my visit. I really enjoyed how the pieces of art are placed at Malaika Park. This alone is worth a visit. Thank you Leroy Voorhees and all others involved from creating this sim and for sharing it with the public.

Landmark to Malaika Park
https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Malaika%20Park/137/86/30
Inara Pey’s post “Exploring Malaika Park in Second Life”
https://modemworld.me/2018/10/05/exploring-malaika-park-in-second-life/

Simploring 2019 (28) Rey’s Gallery

When I visited the current exhibition at La Maison d’Aneli on February 28th (read Simploring 2019 (30) La Maison d’Aneli March) I came across Reycharles, who is one of the artists who’s work is exhibited at La Maison d’Aneli.

Impressions from Rey’s Gallery (1)

Along with the exhibition Reycharles wrote a notecard about himself and his work:
I’ve been in sl since 2012. I’ve spent a lot of my time traveling around this world. In the real world I work with digital and 3D graphics. I really like creating and manipulating to experiment with color and effect forms both in 2D and in 3D.
This is part of my work in the real world and I thought I’d bring it to SL too, so I’ve just started making exhibitions, I also have a gallery where I exhibit my artistic works, originals and reproductions.
My mind is open to all the suggestions of fantasy, instinct and emotions of the moment. I also love decorative objects, thinking that art and design are a beautiful couple

Impressions from Rey’s Gallery (2)

In particular Reycharles sculptures, be it human statues or geometric forms or fantasy objects caught my eye at La Maison d’Aneli and spontaneously I decided to visit “Rey’s Gallery” the very next day. Rey’s Gallery is dominated by his 3D objects, his sculptures. The landing is at a court in front of the entrance to the gallery building – and the court is used as an extra exhibition area.

Inside I found some of the exhibits from La Maison D’Aneli, like the hand with holes or the ballerina. But most of the objects were new to me. I was in particular intrigued by the “Yes and No” sculpture and by some of the stylised female bodies. As Reycharles predominantly makes scultpures in white or in one single colour the row of 5 apples in different strong colours on the 2nd floor is outstanding also.

Impressions from Rey’s Gallery (3)

All of Reycharles sculptures can be purchased in Rey’s Gallery itself or at his store on the marketplace. I’m pretty sure, that I’ll come across his art again. For sure in my own garden as I purchased the “Yes and No” sculpture.

Rey’s Gallery
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/JollyRoger/192/43/22
Rey’s store at the marketplace
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/190502

Simploring 2019 (27) La Maison d’Aneli March

I missed the opening of the current joined exhibtion at La Maison d’Aneli on Wednesday, 27 February, but I visited the day after. In March La Maison d’Aneli presents the work of 6 artists: Reycharles, Jeaneos7, Serena Parisi, Rofina Bronet, Kiana Jarman and Oema.

At “La Maison d’Aneli” March 2019

I started my tour through the exhibtion with Reycharles, who is in Second Life since 2012. In RL he works with digital and 3D graphics. He likes creating and manipulating to experiment with colour and effect forms both in 2D and in 3D – and he brings it to Second Life as well. Besides presenting his work in exhibtions, Reycharles also has an own gallery (here). At La Maison d’Aneli we see a variety of 3 D scupltures together with graphics and get some insight into his work.

Reycharles at “La Maison d’Aneli” March 2019

Jean (Jeaneos7) joined Second Life in 2016 and began making profile pictures of friends in 2018. Soon he opened a photo studio named J7Studios, that also serves as a permanet gallery nowadys. Besides portraits he also loves to take picture of beautiful landscapes. At La Maison d’Aneli we see an excerpt of his work.

Jean (Jeaneos7) at “La Maison d’Aneli” March 2019

Serana Parisi describes herself as an explorer in RL and SL. Being in SL for more than 12 years, she still likes the joy, the simplicity, her friends of course and always to discover even more in SL (in this relation she’s like myself). The photography allows her to share her life. In the exhibition at La Maison d’Aneli she shows picture of her journey to Vietnam. She encountered people who’s smile and emotions intrigued her. She’s enthusiastic about the explosion of colours, which she thinks characterises this country. And her pictures serve as a proof that.

Serana Parisi at “La Maison d’Aneli” March 2019

Rofina Bronet is in Second life for 11 years and decribes herself as a dreamer, maker, thinker, crazy, charming, with inner fire, open mindeds and much more. Two years ago she started with videos and pictures, she mixed pictures and video material recorded in Second Life. Her videos contain 3D effects, special effects and supports the music and art scene in Second Life. At La Maison d’Aneli you can watch her video of art installations of other artists like Bryn Oh or from festivals and other events. Besides that you see related pictures of these installations and events.

Rofina Bronet at “La Maison d’Aneli” March 2019

Kiana Jarman also joined Second Life 11 years ago. She simply loves to take pictures in Real Life as well as in Second Life. She says: “Photography is like writing with light, making music with shades, such as paint with time and seeing with love“. The pictures exhibited at La Maison d’Aneli transport a lot of emotions. You can sense the passion that went into creating them.

Kiana Jarman at “La Maison d’Aneli” March 2019

Oema is quite renowed as an artist in Second Life. I visited her sim Enchanted Art back in 2017 where Oema presented not just her art (read Simploring 2017 (34) Enchanted Art). Enchanted Art is no longer existent. Oema said about herself “I am an artist, an art curator, an art blogger and a magazines writer … so I am an art passionate:-). Art is a very important part of my life, one of the best ones“.
The exhibition at La Maison d’Aneli shows the broad spectrum of Oema’s art. She loves virtual landscapes, she tries to make them look realistic and she loves surreal art. At La Maison D’Aneli her pictures are shown in a dark environment, that gets a mystic atmosphere by moving sparkles of lights. Oema also writes about art in her blog Virtuality.

Oema at “La Maison d’Aneli” March 2019

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 this new joined exhibtion, Aneli. And thank you to all artists. It’s really worth a visit.

Landmark to La Maison d’Aneli
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Virtual%20Holland/32/40/21
Raycharles gallery
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/JollyRoger/192/43/22
Jean (Jeaneos7)’s J7Studios
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Marble%20Hills/10/154/21
Oema’s blog Virtuality
https://virtuality.blog/