Art in Second Life 2021 (65) Summer day by Cica Ghost

Once again Cica opened a new installation. It’s called Summer day. As always Cica provided a thought along with her installation in the landmark description: “Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory

Summer day by Cica Ghost is a bit different from what I saw so far from her. The main animals are white horses. In total there’re 10 different horses spread over the sim. The selected windlight is a bit hzay, in a blueish green, yet it still provides warmth, as it should be on a Summer day. The ground is mainly covered with grass, high gras and flowers. but there’re also green meadows and quite some trees. Not far from the landing point is a larger pond.

Impressions of “Summer day” by Cica Ghost (1) – around the landing point

A man is fishing in the pond and a swan is circling quietly around. At the landing point are several boards, one contains a notecard with a bit more information about Cica, one brings you to Cica’s store, another to her store on the marketplace, one is a tipjar and one brings you to the horse store where you can purchase all of the 10 different horses used in the installion.

This time the store is not integrated into the installation but on a seperate platform in the sky. I met Cica at the landing point and we had a short chat.

Impressions of “Summer day” by Cica Ghost (2) – the house on the hill / Cica’s cat

The horses are huge, nothing that surprised me. In Cica’s worlds adults are small, they watch the world through the eyes of children. What is striking about the horses is that they are not cica-ish, they are tall yes, but the proportions fit and they don’t have big eyes or big mouthes. They are just beautiful animals. And that is what I meant when I wrote, that Summer day by Cica Ghost is a bit different from her other installations.

Impressions of “Summer day” by Cica Ghost (3)

Up on a hill is a house and a girl sits in front of it with a goose on her lap. She seems to enjoy the Summer day. Close by is a white stork watching the world from a rock. And when you walk down the stairs, that lead to the house you may find a bench to sit down and one of Cica’s cats. Cica told me that she added a cat as I was missing a cat in some of her recent installations and I complained at her as it is kind of a trademark of Cica. Well at Summer day there’s a cat again. Thank you, Cica!

What else? You should look close at the trees around the pond. On one of the trees you may find a box dangling from a branch. Click on it to get a gift. It’s a balloon and you can use it for exploring Summer day from above.

Impressions of “Summer day” by Cica Ghost (4) – the balloon gift (upper right), the horse shop (lower left)

Summer day by Cica Ghost is an installation where you can enjoy the moment, enjoy the views, enjoy the beauty of the majestic white horses and relax as time flows by slowly, but inexorable. Enjoy viewing the world with the eyes of a kid, curious and always positive. This way, Cica presents us with a smile again and we leave Summer day happily and with a positive mindset.

Landmark to Summer day by Cica Ghost
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Luna%20Sea/189/139/30
Cica Ghost’s flickr:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/64860898@N05/
Cica Ghost’s shop C I C A
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Appalachian/140/139/3502