Art in Second Life 2021 (102) La Maison d’Aneli October/November 2021

On Wednesday, October 20th, a new exhibtion opened it’s doors at La Maison d’Aneli. This time Aneli Abeyante presents 4 artists and each gave their exhibition a name:
“Duality” by Kicca Igaly
“Out” by Nessuno Myoo
“Bubble Show” by Vroum Short
“Pareidolia” by Sasha Arivalhagan

For this exhibtion Aneli Abeyante offers once again a (Secon Life) booklet with some pictures of the installation as a free gift. It is available in the main hall. I started my visit with “Duality” by Kicca Igaly.

I never saw Kicca Igaly’s art before although the list of her exhibtitions and appearances is very long indeed. Well, the world is large and the universe of SL is also large. Kicca wrote about “Duality”:  “Human nature seen as a contraposition of what is light, balance, wisdom with respect to darkness, wickedness, negative impulses. A thin psychic membrane divides the two natures intrinsic in man who compete for complete dominance. Crossing this membrane one is attracted now to one, now to the other of these natures which condition life so strongly.


The installation consequently has two parts, the one you see when you get to Kicca’s skybox at La Maison d’Aneli with the the white sculptures that look different from every viewing angle. Some of these express duality as well, like the pair of scales. The second part is reached by walking through the wall, It is a dark blue setting, something like a ritual scene in the woods. Two rows (duality) of mysterious figures lining up towards a giant bat.

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 he also worked together on a LEA project in 2013. 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.

Nessuno Myoo installation “Out” at La Maison d’Aneli is a tribute to Jurij A. Gagarin’s flight into space in 1961.
What if Gagarin was launched today, in the present day, for the first time in orbit around the earth?
“Out” is a tribute to him, to his deeds, and to all those people who (literally) threw their hearts over the obstacle and maybe, just for a moment, they had a desire never to go back.
(taken from the accompanying notecard)

The installation is set under a red to orange sky. Either select “Use Shared Environment” or set your enviroment to “TOR BIG SUN – Safarion” to see “Out” like the artist wanted it to be seen. It consists of a vulcano-like mountain and I first thought I could walk up in spirals – I couldn’t and had to fly (ggos that we can in Second Life). Above the top of the vulcano/mountain you can see a space ship and the lonely astronaunt reaching out into the space, The space ship reminded me a bit ouf Steampunk, a popular theme in Second Life. The setting provides an idea with how almost primitive gear this first flight was done – and it was a brave mission.

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

Sasha (arivalhagan) is in Second Life for more than 7 years. She writes about herself: “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

In her skybox at La Maison d’Aneli Sasha features about 10 picture objects consisting of several layers, partly formed in a U-Shape. Hence the pictures look different depending on your viewing angle. She wrote: “The exhibition is meant to make you feel a bit tripped out and surprised or seduced by shapes and colors that you didn’t see at first glance or at first passage. Play with your camera, and sometimes, with caution try other lights than midnight. Play with the dog lamps (ON/OFF). Look at what is happening around your field of vision.”
I tried and played around a bit, as the pictures have several layers and some are still transparent you can create very specific pictures yourself with them. I loved it. Sasha succeeded in motivating the visitor to play around and to create own eye-catching pictures.
The name of her exhibition is “Pareidolia”, which is the tendency for perception to impose a meaningful interpretation on a nebulous stimulus, usually visual, so that one sees an object, pattern, or meaning where there is none (from wikipedia).
Sasha’s art can also be seen at Sasha (arivalhagan)’s flickr page.

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, sometimes also 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.

Vroum Short’s installation “Bubble Show” at La Maison d’Aneli is fitting to what I saw of her before. I room filled with permanent changing blue and purple and white structures, with bubbles that fly around and reflect the light. It is a big room and you don’t know where to look at first, you get lost in the light and by the bubbles. Actually you and “sit” in the bubbles and relax and watch as your avatar flows around. Great light effects!

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
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/
Sasha (arivalhagan)’s flickr page
https://www.flickr.com/photos/188848670@N02/
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

Art in Second Life 2021 (57) La Maison d’Aneli June/July 21

Wednesday, June 23rd, a new exhibition at La Maison d’Aneli has been opened. It features the art of Asperix Asp, Therese Carfagno, Melusina Parkin, Mistero Hifeng, Vroum Short and ChrisTower Dae.

I started my visit at the skybox of Mistero Hifeng. I think everybody, who is somehow connected to art in Second Life has come across Mistero Hifeng already. And if not – visit La Maison d’Aneli. Mistero has a very unique style which makes his 3D figures really unique. His way to break up part of his figures into pieces has become his signature. For his skybox at La Maison d’Aneli he reproduced some of his 2D artwork into 3D.
Mistero is in Second Life since 2007. You can see his art in many sims – also at our home. Mistero Hifeng’s art can be purchased at his “New Store Digital Art – Cammino & Vivo Capovolto“. He also has a flickr account.

Melusina Parkin showcases almost 30 pictures in her skybox at La Maison d’Aneli. She titled her exhibition “almost nothing”. How fitting!
Melusina Parkin’s photos tend towards minimalism, which is Melu’s main inclination: simple details from daily life or usual landscapes are the subject of mostly empty scenes, stressing voids, space, geometries, lights; this reveals hidden meanings or pushes the observer to give them her/his own one. Her favorite subjects are wide landscapes, city views, industrial environments, popular lifestyles and daily objects.
I was once again intrigued by Melusina’s style, that forces the spectator to focus on a detail and such pulls the spectator into the picture .. and you begin to make up a story in your mind.
In the center of the exhibition room you find a table with a book with all pictures showcased at La Maison d’Aneli in the exhibition “almost nothing”. Or you can get a particular display show. Those who are regular visitors to Melusina Parkin’s exhibitions know these books already:
Melusina All-in-One Exhibits allow you to keep at home the whole exhibit you visited and loved. It’s an alternative kind of the exhibit catalogue: you can hang the object on your home’s walls and enjoy the changing images.
They come in four versions, that you can choose according to your home style: plain or framed, changing image by touch or in random loop. The objects are set as modifiable, so you can adapt them to your walls.

Melusina has her own gallery, her own shop “Melu Deco”, a flickr account, a blog, an online book about her former exhibtions 2011-2019, and a youtube channel.

The opening event took place in a seperate room on the ground right where you land at La Maison d’Aneli. This room was created by Vroum Short, another artist who I covered already a few times in this blog. The room is held in black with a lot of white permanent changing light effect on the floor, the ceiling and the walls. Within the room you find little islands with penguins and the dance floor in the center. Of course there’s a dj’s desk (with an animated robo discjockey and drummer. Vroum named her room “Ice disaster”. Considering the islands on which the penguins survived, the light effects may symbolize the meling ice, the ice disaster. You can also recognize some penguins in the light effects.

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, sometimes also 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.

Asperix Asp is in Second Life since 2007. He’s a Spanish senior artist with 35+ years of experience in digital image, infography, rendered tridimensional fractals, virtual entorns… and had many expositions in RL and SL. For me it was the first time I came across his artwork. Asperix skybox at La Maison d’Aneli is a sphere with a transparent floor in the center of the sphere so that it is a half sphere, a dome. The sphere is textured with fractal art, some look like snails, the lights make it look like space art, the texture of the floor reminded me of the Statue of Liberty, in particular together with the Sculpture in the center of the room. Looking down through the floor you get more and other views.

Around the center sculpture Asperix arranged 8 fractals. They change permanently, hence each picture you take is a bit different. The fractals remind of mineral, of stones and for me at least are either from space or details on earth we never see. Fractals are just intriguing. To see more of Asperix work, visit Asperix’ gallery “Render4”.

Therese Carfagno 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.

The pictures presented in Therese Carfagno’s skybox at La Maison d’Aneli are all but simple snapshots, at least in my opinion. The black and white pictures look very real and were in the style I expected as they fit in line with a former exhibtion of Therese Carfagno at La Maison d’Aneli. The colourful upright pictures are very artful and some seem to be a mixture between abstract pictures and portraits. I have no idea how that is made – but it is quite artistic and not just a snapshot. Chapeau, Therese.

ChrisTower Dae is in Second Life since December 2006. It’s the first time that I came across ChrisTower Dae. His passion are avatar portraits. He tries to capture the expressions that a skin can offer, that give (according to many people) a soul to the avatar and make it a personality.

ChrisTower has designed his skybox at La Maison d’Aneli like a labyrinth, yet it is not a labyrinth. The black and white structures are extraordinairy. From the ceiling, that is textured with a labyrinth too, ChrisTower has suspended his avatar portraits – not just along the walls but crisscross.
The portraits are mostly coloured, a few are in black&white. And yes, ChrisTower proves that you can create very expressive faces within Second Life, even if we all are mostly very beautiful and young. You can give your avatar a soul, make it your second appearance, make it being yourself. And I know from myself that I identify with my avatar. ChrisTower succeeds in making the soul tangible and understandable.
More of his artwork can be seen on ChrisTower Dae’s 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
Mistero Hifeng’s “New Store Digital Art – Cammino & Vivo Capovolto”
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Fashion%20Boulevard/47/96/1503
Mistero Hifeng’s flickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/incognitadelmistero/
Landmark to Melusina Photo Gallery
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Time%20Portal/248/101/1940
Landmark to Melusina Parkin’s store for Art Deco furniture “Melu Deco”
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Time%20Portal/243/99/1930
Melusina Parker’s flickr
http://www.flickr.com/photos/melusina_parkin/
Melusina Parkin’s Virtual Exhibit blog
http://meluphoto.blogspot.it/p/home.html
On line book Second Life exhibits 2011-2019
https://www.calameo.com/books/005997622f28dd58ca75d
Melusina Parkin’s youtube channel
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVzglBiqhrOLXnAp3Qt3Zjw
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
Asperix Asp’s gallery “Render4”
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Polyakov/57/27/33
Therese Carfagno’s flickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/carfagno
ChrisTower Dae’s flickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/christowerdae/

Art in Second Life 2020 (54a) VeGeTaL PLaNeT Gallery – Addendum

After my blog entry about the visit of VeGeTal PLaNet Gallery was published on August 31st, I had contact with Eyelinea, Adwehe, Aneli Abeyante and Vroum Short. They all told me that the VeGeTaL PLaNeT Gallery is going to open officially on September 12th and 13th at 12:30 pm SLT.
Eylinea told me that her pictures are actually animated, yet slowly. No suprise that I was not sure about it when I visited.

This addendum has three reasons. Firstly I wanted to point out to that VeGeTal PLaNet Gallery isn’t opened officially yet and there still might be some changes. Secondly I wanted to point out to the opening events on September 12th and 13th at 12:30 pm SLT. But the main reason is that I missed out a room, that is really worth a visit and needs to be mentioned. The room is next to the Chat Noir Club in the basement and you can easily enter it from the club. Vroum told me about it:  “It’s a room called Immersiv’Art. This room is an invitation to travel in different paintings, by clicking on the TP just next to the painting, you are transported in the universe of the painting, it is possible to walk inside the creation. Eylinea, Adwehe, Sasha (arivalhagan) and myself have been able to create different atmospheres.

Take a trip into art – Immersiv’ Art by Vroum Short, Eylinea, Adwehe and Sasha (arivalhagan)

I went there Tuesday, Sept 1st, and I was really thrilled! Once again the installations are animated so they change not only depending on your viewing angle but also in themselves. If you take pictures, there might be not a single one reproducible. And actually I think my snapshots look really artful – but it is not really my own art!
There are 10 pieces of immersiv’ art. Again I took a lot of pictures. For this addendum I picked just one picture of each installation as this entry would become too long if I described each one in detail. These pictures are just little teasers of these 10 art world. You could lose yourself in each of them for quite a long time.

Impressions of Immersiv’ Art at VeGeTaL PLaNeT Gallery (1) Splash (upper left) / Cloudy (upper right) / Glowing Fall (lower left) / Metamorphosis (lower right) – all by Vroum Short

In some of them are opportunities to sit and watch how the installation changes. Vroum’s installations are colourful, the installation “Mirrors” fits to the work of Vroum with a more technical look. Eylinea’s installation “Ghost Lights” once again plays with spirals and colours, while her installation “In and Out” doesn’t fit into this scheme.

Impressions of Immersiv’ Art at VeGeTaL PLaNeT Gallery (2) Lucid Dreams by Adwehe (upper left) / Ghost Lights by Eylinea (upper right) / Not a Maze by Sasha (arivalhagan) (lower left and right)

Adwehe’s “Lucid Dreams” has several different levels and I can’t really find a good description of it. You have to see it! And unfortunately I lacked time to explore her and all the other installations more in detail. But they are all intriguing and pull you into other worlds. I never saw anything of Sasha (arivalhagan) before. The installation “Not a Maze” is extending over several levels which are quite different. Not all of Sasha’s work is animated, but the pictures on the first level do change with the viewing angle … and there are moving elements on the other levels.

Vroum also gave me a picture book of the VeGeTaL PLaNeT, the sim she owned for 12 years. The picture book is one of the free gifts that you can grab at the VeGeTal PLaNet Gallery. It’s worth having a look into it, beautiful pictures of a virtual place that isn’t available anymore. But Vroum saved a little bit of this place at the ground level of the new VeGeTal PLaNet Gallery, a garden. The garden crowned my second visit to this new gallery. Here’s also a direct landmark landmark to the VeGeTaL PLaNeT – Garden.

Impressions of Immersiv’ Art and the garden VeGeTaL PLaNeT Gallery: In and Out by Eylinea (upper left) / Medusa by Vroum Short (upper right) / Mirror by Vroum Short (lower left) / VeGeTaL PLaNeT – Garden (lower right)

So – there’s a lot to discover at VeGeTaL PLaNeT Gallery! I’m sure, that I’m not the only one looking forward to seeing more art at this gallery. Good luck for the opening event, Vroum, and thank you for the hint. I really enjoyed my short immersion into your art and into those of Eylinea, Adwehe and Sasha.

Landmark to VeGeTaL PLaNeT Gallery
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Oreo/64/100/501
Direct landmark to Immersiv’Art at VeGeTaL PLaNeT Gallery
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Oreo/64/40/472
Direct landmark to VeGeTaL PLaNeT – Garden
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Oreo/36/93/22

Art in Second Life 2020 (54) VeGeTaL PLaNeT Gallery

I was up to visiting a gallery or exhibtion on Wendesday. I scrolled through scoop.it SL Desinations and came across VeGeTaL PLaNeT Gallery. The entry was referring to a post from Maddy Gynoid “Die VeGeTaL PLaNeT Gallery von Vroum Short” (post is in German).
The names rang several bells. I know Vroum Short as an artist and she had several appearances in this blog already. I also know her as 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. I visit La Masion d’Aneli regularly.
By Maddy’s post I learned that VeGeTaL PLaNeT is gone since March 2020. The place existed for 12 (!) years. But it is back now as a gallery :-).

VeGeTaL PLaNeT Gallery – the building

The VeGeTaL PLaNeT Gallery ist owned by Vroum Short. It is a big scifi buliding in the sky of 1/4 of a full region. The building itself would be worth a visit! On the landing level you find a lot information. There’s a big board announcing the next exhibtion at La Maison d’Aneli. There are group joiners, ads of other galleries and a shelf with gifts from artists. I grabbed them all and I had a look at them afterwards. Some really nice art for free! Thank you 🙂

Impressions of VeGeTaL PLaNeT Gallery (1) – around the landing, ad for La Maison d’Aneli and for other galleries, the gifts, Le Chat Noir event area

Below of the landing level is a big event area called “Le Chat Noir”. On the landing level itself are 2 large exhibition rooms featuring Vroum Short’s art. The art is sorted by colour and theme. Vroum Short is a French SL artist since 2007. As mentioned above she created VeGeTaL PLaNet, the location of the old La Maison d’Aneli.

Impressions of VeGeTaL PLaNeT Gallery (2) – Vroum Short’s art

Vroum’s art is often animated, in fact at VeGeTaL PLaNeT Gallery I found only animated art of her, so what I capture are just snapshots. Her art develops its effect way better when you look at the animation. Everything moves, everything changes. One room has more technical art objects in silver, other rooms contain very colourful fantasy artwork, also permantently changing.

Impressions of VeGeTaL PLaNeT Gallery (3) – Vroum Short’s art

 

Impressions of VeGeTaL PLaNeT Gallery (4) – Vroum Short’s art

The two rooms at the landing level did already impress me. But that’s by far not all. More of Vroum’s art, other colour themes, can be seen on the 2nd level and also on the 3rd level, the top level. Here I liked in particular the red themed art.
On the 3rd level is also a room featuring Aneli Abeyante’s art. I think I saw most of it before as part of other exhibtions of her.

Impressions of VeGeTaL PLaNeT Gallery (5) – Aneli Abeyante’s art

Aneli creates objects in 2D and 3D, 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.” Also Aneli’s artwork follows geometrical rules, it is constantly changing, again my pictures are just snapshots.

I went back to the 2nd level. There are two more rooms. One features the art of Eylinea Seabird. Eylinea’s art fits perfectly into the character of all showcased objects and pictures at VeGeTaL PLaNeT Gallery. Eylinea is quite new to Second Life and explores for herself a broad variety of artistic possibilities in Second Life: painting, photography, sculpture and even soon tattoo creation. At VeGeTaL PLaNeT Gallery she shows some geometrical displays that reminded me of Spirograph. I think the pictures aren’t animated like the ones of Vroum and Aneli, but they seem to change nonetheless depending on the viewing angle.

Impressions of VeGeTaL PLaNeT Gallery (6) – Eylinea Seabird’s art

The other room seems not to be fully opened yet. At least the artists name is not displayed outside. The room festures the art of Adwehe, who’s work I saw twice so far at La Maison d’Aneli. Adwehe is quite new in Second Life. It seems to that Adwehe is experimenting with different forms of art. What I saw so far were objects and some (animated) pictures. At VeGeTaL PLaNeT Gallery are only animated pictures, hence fitting to the overall theme of the gallery.

Impressions of VeGeTaL PLaNeT Gallery (6) – Adwehe’s art

What you see at VeGeTaL PLaNeT Gallery is a broad variety of animated art, mostly geometrical forms, but also other variations, in particular some very colourful abstract art. The currently showcased art is really impressive and the gallery is really huge. You can spend easily several hours there.

Thank you Vroum Short for your VeGeTaL PLaNeT Gallery and for your art. Thank you Aneli, Eylinea and Adwehe for your contribution. I enjoyed my gallery visit!

Landmark to VeGeTaL PLaNeT Gallery
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Oreo/64/100/501
Maddy Gynoid’s post “Die VeGeTaL PLaNeT Gallery von Vroom Short”
http://echtvirtuell.blogspot.com/2020/08/die-vegetal-planet-gallery-von-vroom.html

Art in Second Life 2020 (5) New La Maison d’Aneli – another exhibition

I was a bit confused at first when I got the invitation for another exhibtion at La Maison d’Aneli from Aneli Abeyante. I just had visted and reported about the current exhibtion a few days before (see Art in Second Life (3) La Maison d’Aneli January/February 2020)

To clarify it: Aneli has moved her La Maison d’Aneli gallery to another place. The exhibition that I visited before is still open at the Old La Maison d’Aneli and I assume it will stay open there as announced until February 18th.
At the new location there’s another exhibtion with partly the same artists: JadeYuFhang, Adwehe, Eylinea, Vroum Short, Gaston Wonder, Aneli Abeyante


I will keep this post a bit shorter as I lack time…


Gaston Wonder is an artist I didn’t come across before ever. He’s in Second Life for almost 10 years. The pictures exposed at La Maison d’Aneli play with mirror effects. Some of Gaston’s pictures use thick chains as his subject melting into a coloured abstract background. For me personally the picture with the ants was most intriguing.


Eylinea has her art exhibted at the Old La Maison d’Aneli as well as at the New La Maison d’Aneli. Eylinea is quite new to Second Life and explores for herself a broad variety of artistic possibilities in Second Life: painting, photography, sculpture and even soon tattoo creation. At La Maison d’Aneli she shows some permanently changing geometrical displays that reminded me of Spirograph.


Aneli Abeyante, who runs La Maison d’Aneli, has her own corner also in this exhibtion. Aneli creates objects in 2D and 3D, 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.
In her room we see geometrical shapes with light blue and with a bronze red as the dominating colour. Most of the displays as constantly changing, my pictures are just snapshots. I like who the art mirrors in the floor at this new exhibtion room!


JadeYu Fhang writes 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.
At La Maison d’Aneli her room also plays the the mirror effect of the floor. There’re 2 identical figures in JadeYu’s room, I’d characterize them as dancer. The gown and the figure itself look differently and is coloured differently depending on your view angle. The same figure can be seen in the background pictures. JadeYu plays with the visitors impression, she plays with light effects as well as with feelings. Look into the face of the dancers….


Adwehe has her art exhibted at the Old La Maison d’Aneli as well. This time it is a water scenery with a very interesting floor. There’re no ladders this time and some quite intriguing objects. I also like the two big abstract pictures in Adwehe’s installation.

Vroum Short is the owner of VeGaTal PLaNeT, the sim hosting the old La Maison d’Aneli.
Vroum Short is a French SL artist since 2007. As mentioned above she created VeGeTaL PLaNet, the location of the Old La Maison d’Aneli. VeGeTaL PLaNet is “a world where everything becomes possible and achievable where the barriers of reality fade away to let the imagination flood it with life. In her underwater exhibitions, living plant sculptures and luminous paintings, animated in 3D, mingle“.
Vroum Short’s art, currently exhibited at La Maison d’Aneli is a walkable colourful collection of geometric forms, almost looking like plants, then like playfully arranged queues. To demonstrate how you walk through the art I placed myself in one of the pictures.

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 Aneli for this exhibition and thank you to all artists.
P.S.: I really like the new exhibitions rooms, spacious and suitable for effects.

New La Maison d’Aneli
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Virtual%20Holland/33/52/3506
Old La Maison d’Aneli (stays open until the current exhibtion ends)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Oak%20Park/101/136/3502

Simploring 2019 (123) La Maison d’Aneli Holiday season 2019/2020

On Wednesday, December 11th, La Maison d’Aneli opened a new exhibtion that will be stay until January 11th. It features a joined installation, a witful and selfcritical journey by Yoon, Iono Allen, Theda Tammas and JadeYu Fhang about our Ego within Second Life “Lalawood – This could be Paradise”, a 3D installation by Tomm Pye, an exhibition of more classic sculptures and art by Willem Koba in the seperate room “La Serre” and paintings and pictures by Milly Sharpel, Tigerfish Rain, Bamboo Barnes and Vroum Short, who owns VeGaTal PLaNeT, the sim hosting La Maison d’Aneli.

I visited the joined exhibtion the day before it was opened and started my tour at the seperate exhibition room “La Serre” with the work from Willem Koba.
Willem sees himself not as an artist in real life nor in Second Life. He rather says he has a passion for art in both worlds and creates some stuff. At “La Serre” you can see reproductions of the art from famous artists like Salvador Dali, Antoni Gaubi, Jeff Koons, M. C. Escher and others along with pieces Willem created himself. I was intrigued in particular by being able to experience the famous stairs from M. C. Escher in 3D. I also smiled seeing the elefants with the long legs from Salvador Dali, which I just recently saw at Hotel California (see Simploring 2019 (116) Hotel California – Off the Grid). For some of the famous artists you can grab notecards with their biography and a short description of their work. Willem is quite modest as beside the art from famous artists some of his work is very creative and artful like the Notre Dame model.

La Maison d’Aneli Holiday season 2019/2020 – Willem Koba at “La Serre”

Vroum Short is a French SL artist since 2007. As mentioned above she created VeGeTaL PLaNet, the location of La Maison d’Aneli. VeGeTaL PLaNet is “a world where everything becomes possible and achievable where the barriers of reality fade away to let the imagination flood it with life. In her underwater exhibitions, living plant sculptures and luminous paintings, animated in 3D, mingle“.
Vroum Short’s art, currently exhibited at La Maison d’Aneli shows moving colourful abstract objects in 2D and 3D with particular light effects. It is great, just to watch how her art changes permanently and provides different views.

La Maison d’Aneli Holiday season 2019/2020 – Vroum Short

Milly Sharple is an artist and photographer from the UK in real life and has always enjoyed art and artistic expression. She’s in Second Life since 2008 and was perhaps one of the pioneers in introducing fractal art to Second Life. Milly established her own gallery “Fractal Insanity – The Art of Milly Sharple“.
Milly Sharple has also a passion for region design and building in Second Life and creates a yearly Winter sim called “Let it Snow!” (Let it Snow! A Winter Wonderland 2019). I lack time! Another place I have to visit *winks*
At La Maison d’Aneli we see portraits that are embedded in fractals, are mirrored and blurred and develop a particular facination.

La Maison d’Aneli Holiday season 2019/2020 – Milly Sharple

Tigerfish Rain is a graphic artist & creator, he’s also a Catwa Head Developer and in Second Life since 2010: “When I look at the universe, I see that each of us is a piece of art, and when these pieces come together, they form a whole …. one day, mankind will go beyond the stars and it will be with the help of science and art
Tigerfish’s corner at La Maison d’Aneli shows a mix between sience fiction, pictures from the space, portraits and fractals. It is snowing so that his art almost is a bit cold due to the environment.

La Maison d’Aneli Holiday season 2019/2020 – Tigerfish Rain

A centerpiece of La Maison d’Aneli Holiday season 2019/2020 is “Lalawood” created by the Lalala’s. The Lalala’s are 4 artists:
Theda Tammas – Simply the Queen of Lalawood!
Yoon (onyxxe) – The eloquent yet arrogant architect of Lalawood
Iono Allen – The great Dalai Lala with cinematic visions about Lalawood
JadeYu Fhang – Warrior
“Lalawood” is a little journey starting at the beginings of Second Life, the paradise, and explaining how the drama, the selfishness and the egomania from real life spread in Second Life and how people can and should fight sanctimonious preening. The critic doesn’t exclude artists. To maintain or regain the paradise you have to overcome your Ego, that’s the message. It is all accompanied with artful pictures and scupltures and you get some nice goodies to attach to your avatar. The involved artists, the “Lalala’s”, are quite renowned in Second Life but I won’t write about them here – I don’t want to foster their ego *winks*.

La Maison d’Aneli Holiday season 2019/2020 – “Lalawood” by Theda Tammas, Yoon (onyxxe), Iono Allen and JadeYu Fhang

Bamboo Barnes is in Second Life since 2007, painting software & photoshop are her best friends. Bamboo had many exhibtions and appearances in the Second Life art scene and in 2018 she had her first exhibition in real life: “I create what I see but maybe you won’t, they are about people’s reality and  mind.” Bamboo’s art is a mixture of abstract forms, of people and photographs. Most pictures are colourful and it is in the eye of the beholder what we see in her pictures. Some of them are intriguing for me.

La Maison d’Aneli Holiday season 2019/2020 – Bamboo Barnes

Tomm Pye is Dutch and in Second Life since 2017. He paints and designs in 3D. Tomm created a 3D installation in his corner of of the exhibtion at La Maison d’Aneli. It is a white room filled with red particles, blood plates. There’s some statues at the walls, in the center are several heads and a pumping heart, you can see something like the small bowel at on wall, you see a the bones of a thorax. Acutally I guess you find everything of the human body somewhere in Tomm’s installation. It is like walking through body. You have to see it yourself.

La Maison d’Aneli Holiday season 2019/2020 – Tomm Pye

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 Aneli for this exhibition and thank you to all artists.
The current exhibition should be open during the Holiday season 2019/2020 until January. 11th. Enjoy your visit, if you go there yourself.

Landmark to La Maison d’Aneli
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Oak%20Park/101/136/3502

Simploring 2019 (118) “The Mind Melter”

On Thursday, November 28th, I read a snippet in Aneli Abeyante’s group chat. Aneli shared a landmark to “The Mind Melter” by Thoth Jantzen. She added: “A visual psychoacoustic trip To Vegetal Planet. Can’t miss this amazing experience”.

I went there the next day and it was an amazing experience. “The Mind Melter” is a video art installation by Thoth Jantzen, an artist I ad never heard about before. The installation is made of many geometrical arranged semitransparent cubes. In the center are is one cube that contains many other cubes again and 3 objects looking like hourglasses are at each side of the center cube.

Impressions of “The Mind Melter” by Thoth Jantzen (1)

Don’t forget to allow media (auto-play) and to allow inworld scripts to play media the settings of your viewer. Furtheron use Advanced Lighting.

Impressions of “The Mind Melter” by Thoth Jantzen (2)

Now as you stand in the installation surrounded by the cubes a video is projected on all surfaces, reflecting the video ….. the pictures will cross the edges of the cubes. Sometimes you can recognize flowers, faces, insects, animals but the pictures kind of melt, every viewing angle gives a different impression. At other times you can read words. The world around you is colourful, sometimes green, somtimes, blue and on other times red.

Impressions of “The Mind Melter” by Thoth Jantzen (3)

The installation is accompanied with psychedelic music – you almost make a drug trip (I admit I never experienced one ever but that might be what you see). “The Mind Melter” is an intriguing art installation. From Thoth Jantzen’s profile I got the information that “The Mind Melter” was opened on November 13th and it is not yet clear how long it could be visited.
Thank you Vroum Short for enabling this installation at VeGaTal PLaNeT and thank you Thoth for providing this experience for us all.

Landmark to “The Mind Melter”
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Oak%20Park/125/126/520

Diary 2019 (170) October 31st – Halloween in Second Life

On Thursday, October 31st, Halloween I met with Mistress in the afternoon. Halloween is a particular fun in Second Life. Many places are decorated for it, many people wear weired costumes and there’re parties. Mistress Jenny and I first caught up with our mutual news, then we dressed for the day. Mistress wore her bloody Halloween dress and I got into a witch costume. We went to club Domme a domme and spent some time there. BC came by and Luci joined us kneeling at our feet.

October 31, Halloween: Mistress Jenny and Ehesklavin Diomita at home and at club Domme a domme with BC and Luci

At night we visited 3 Halloween parties. We started at velvet dreams mainstore. slave Flo and slave Gwendi joined us there. The slaves didn’t change into something Halloween-ish but we saw another shiny and transparent outfit of Gwendi. Ann (TransAnn) joined us there and changed into a Halloween dress with many skulls. And Argi joined us there as well. We hadn’t seen her since August. It was good to see her again and to know that she’s doing well. The party at velvet dreams mainstore ended at 10:30 PM and we moved on to Venustus. There was no real Halloween party going on there but we listened to good music and made it to an Halloween party.

October 31, Halloween: Mistress Jenny, Diomita, Argi, Ann, slave Fo and slave Gwendi dancing at velvet dreams mainstore and at Venustus

I had an invite from Aneli Abeyante and Vroum Short for another Halloween party at VeGeTaL PLaNeT starting at 11 PM and we went there next. The decoration of the party area was great and the windlight setting was very fitting. Argi and Ann left us as well as slave Flo soon afterwards but Mistress, slave Gwendi and I continued dancing and chatting there until after midnight.

October 31, Halloween: Mistress Jenny and Diomita with slave Gwendi and slave Flo at VeGeTaL PLaNeT celebrating Halloween

It was a very relaxed and enjoyable Halloween!

October 31, Halloween: Mistress Jenny and Diomita with slave Gwendi at VeGeTaL PLaNeT celebrating Halloween

Simploring 2019 (81) La noveau Maison d’Aneli – joined exhibition of six artists

La Maison d’Aneli recently moved and is now located at VeGeTaL PLaNeT, which is created and owned by Vroum Short. On Wedbesday, July 17th, Aneli Abeyante opened the first exhibition in the new rooms and I visited on Thursday, July 18th. My visit reminded me that VeGeTaL PLaNeT is still on my list of places to explore.

The exhibtion at La Maison d’Aneli presents the art of 4 artists, Sweet Susanowa, Patrick Moya, Winterwolf Talullah and Ule (uleria.caramel). In addition two more exhibtion spaces are used to present examples of Vroum Short’s art and of the art created by Aneli herself. The concept of the exhibitions and of the gallery remained the same. The new gallery is a bit more open and looks a bit more modern.

La Maison d’Aneli July 2019 – current exhibition poster / a view from the entrance (upper right) / vroum Short’s art (lower right)

Right close to the entrance is the space, that is dedicated to Sweet Susanowa. Sweet joined Second Life 11 years ago without thinking about any exhibition at a gallery. She is a photographer now in real life as well as in Second Life. At La Maison d’Aneli different examples of her work are displayed ranging from processed and artificially manipulated black and white portrait pictures, erotic art to coloured abstract art. There’s one blurry portrait of a photographer – that might be the artist herself.

La Maison d’Aneli July 2019 -Sweet Susanowa

Uleria Caramel is an artist from Finland who joined RL 9 years ago. She has had several exhibitions in Second Life already. For the exhibition at La Maison d’Aneli she used old abstract pictures that she created aged between 12 and 14 years old. She enhanced the colours and added some digital effects to them. She wrotes about the exhibited pictures: “I really don’t know what else to say about them… you as a person who sees them, can judge them. Thank you!” And that’s the nature of art, everybody sees it with a personal view form a personal perspective.

La Maison d’Aneli July 2019 -Uleria Caramel

Talullah Winterwolf is almost 10 years in Second Life. She was trained in Fashion Design in RL. The pieces exhibited at La Maison d’Aneli are layered images. Each piece tells a story, some are deeply autobiographical, others could be inspired by a chance snippet of conversation, a memory, a line in a song or book … each one contains an emotion Talullah was feeling strongly at the time.

La Maison d’Aneli July 2019 -Talullah Winterwolf

I saw already some of Patrick Moya’s art. I came across him in 2017 when I visited his Moya Land (read Simploring 2017 (56) Moya).
Patrick Moya (born 1955 in Troyes, France), is a French artist. He is a part of the artistic movement “Ecole de Nice”. Moya has been at the forefront since the 1970s of straddling the latest forms of media and technology to benefit art rather than rendering it extinct.
(excerpt from wikipedia).
He is an early pioneer of video art and is active with his art in Second Life since 2007 in addition to his work in the physical world. The barriers between the two worlds do blur in his artistic work. Moya Patrick (moya janus) has also a website http://moyapatrick.com/ with tons of information about his work and about Moya in Second Life. Unfortunately it is in French only.
At La Maison d’Aneli we see different pieces of his work, all of them clearly showing Patrick Moya’s style. Most of them are dealing with different ways of creating kind of a Moya brand displaying the name Moya.

La Maison d’Aneli July 2019 -Patrick Moya

Vroum Short is a French SL artist since 2007. As mentioned above she created VeGeTaL PLaNet, the new location of La Maison d’Aneli. VeGeTaL PLaNet is “a world where everything becomes possible and achievable where the barriers of reality fade away to let the imagination flood it with life. In her underwater exhibitions, living plant sculptures and luminous paintings, animated in 3D, mingle“. Vroum Short’s art, currently exhibited at La Maison d’Aneli shows moving abstract objects in 2D and 3D with particular light effect.
Aneli Abeyante’s art is exhibited in the room next to Vroum Short’s art. Aneli also creates objects in 2D and 3D, 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.”

La Maison d’Aneli July 2019 – vroum Short (upper left and right) / Aneli Abeyante (middle and lower left)

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 Aneli for another great exhibition and thank you to all artists. The current Exhibition runs until end of August. Enjoy your visit, if you go there yourself.

Landmark to La Maison d”Aneli
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Oak%20Park/101/136/3502

Simploring 2019 (64) Binary Radiation at the Gallery La Serre

Sunday, June 9th, I visited the exhibition “Binary Radiation” at the gallery La Serre. The gallery La Serre is located at VeGeTaL PLaNeT. I came across across VeGeTaL PLaNeT during my visit to the latest exhibition at La Maison d’Aneli (read Simploring 2019 (56) La Maison d’Aneli in May). VeGeTaL PLaNeT is created by Vroum Short, who was one of the artists presented in May at La Maison d’Aneli.

The exhibition “Binary Radiation” opened on Monday, June 10th and I visited before it opened. Aneli Abeyante, owner of La Maison d’Aneli, had sent an invitation for the opening to me. Aneli is also curating the gallery La Serre.

“Binary Radiation” by Nino Vichan at Gallery La Serre (1)

Binary Radiation is an installation by Nino Vichan. The walls of the gallery are covered with integrated circuits. In the center of the room are two projectors sending light beams to the opposite wall. The light beams consist partly of the digits 0 and 1. The silhouettes of humans seem to operate the projectors and they also seem to control a spherical device in each beam that constantly changes it form obviously following fractal rules.

The whole installation is full of light effects and the pictures I took can’t really express what you see when visiting in 3D. You will be caught in a world of 0’s and 1’s, literally diving into a binary world, caught by artificial intelligence? In which way you interpret Nino’s work is up to you. I was impressed by the effects and the countless different forms and circuits I could discover only for seconds before they were replaced again. It is also intriguing to take a closer look at the two silhouettes.

“Binary Radiation” by Nino Vichan at Gallery La Serre (2)

Aneli, who was present during my pre-opening visit, told me that Nino is Italian. He’s not only doing installation with light effect but also creates drawings and other forms of art. She gave me two links, one about “Desert Abstract“, a series of abstract images from 2014 that Nino made inspired by a visit to Nevada. The other link shows some of Nino’s drawings that were exhibited in Second Life in 2012.

“Binary Radiation” by Nino Vichan at Gallery La Serre (3)

Aneli also told me that she is going to move her “La Maison d’Aneli” to VeGeTaL PLaNeT. The first exhibition there will be opened mid of July.

Thank you Nino for this great and inspiring installation. I enjoyed my visit a lot.
Thank you Vroum for providing the gallery La Serre and thank you Aneli for curating the gallery.

Landmark to Gallery La Serre
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Oak%20Park/107/135/3502
Link to “Desert Abstract”
http://artedland.eu/?p=1740
Link to Nino Vichan’s drawings from 2012
https://thekarroleansblog.blogspot.com/2012/10/je-ne-vous-raconte-pas-mon-reveil.html

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