The Ice Caverns Art Gallery — Mountain Complex
The Ice Caverns Gallery was created with the purpose of presenting to residents of Second Life all forms of modern art in-world. It is dedicated to all those who were given the divine gift of aesthetically expressing their emotions, perceptions and ideas. We want to show the world, as real galleries do, and perhaps we can come together with them to promote the creative ability of these artists. We invite everyone to visit us !
Curator - Sunset Quinnell
| Sunset Quinnell is on the staff of the Alpine Executive Center and is responsible for exhibits and activities in the Ice Caverns. Sunset works closely with artist to organize exhibits with various themes. She has organized Relay for Life fund raising events for Cancer Research and she supports a variety of community and business events at the Center.
See videos produced by Abel Paulino of art exhibitions and projects at the Alpine Executive Center. Sunset works from her home in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
EXHIBITORS AT THE ALPINE EXECUTIVE CENTER:
|Abso Zlatkis is a specialist in portraits and morphing performed primarily for profile photos. This is an activity that currently absorbes much of his time in Second Life at his studio that can be visited at the following SLURL: http://slurl.com/secondlife/tutu/222/245/23. Abso prefers to be considered an "alchemist of beauty" rather than a photographer. Abso also has a range of interests in the arts. Musically, Abso is a pianist and has performed in more than 100 shows at clubs, theaters and arenas in Second Life, or wherever his musical talent was needed.|
As a Model with the Evan Academy Abso worked with several fashion agencies including:
Abso first entered Second Life on a sunny day on the 5th of May, 2008 when his new PC, with the required cababilities, enabled him to begin his incredible journey in the metaverse. He says: "By the end of the first day I had tried an intense experience and considerd Second Life much more than a simple game, it was a powerful way of communication. After years using IRC and Messenger, I had an avatar do things. It all seemed so nice... so I did things."
|Adreano was born in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil and studied Industrial Electronics Technic at the Pelotas Federal Technical School - ETFPEL -1990 (currently IFSUL - Federal Institute of Rio Grande do Sul). The world turns and in 1995 Adreano began working with graphic design using Photoshop and CorelDraw (self-taught through books and internet). For over 12 years Adreano worked as a cover artist and layout of books for a local publisher and doing some freelance work.
Adreano discovered Second Life in June 2008 and since then never left it. He says. "I found this fascinating virtual world where our imagination is the limit, where everything can be created by us. A place where we can show the world what we think and at the same time learn the culture of all people around the Earth." Adreano never saw himself as an artist, although he knew he had an above average sensibility for art. "Here in Second Life with the Eight of Us Exhibit, thanks to Sunset Quinnell, who saw something beyond the avatar, I am having the opportunity to work more of my creative side which gives me much pleasure, to what I think and feel through images, sounds and movement.
|(Brazil, 1915 - 1998) Painter, designer and architect. Between 1932 and 1935 studied with Portinari at the Institute of Arts Portinari (this group is very prestigious group in brazilian architecture). As a member of the group he participated in the 1935 exhibition. He is one of the most advanced in the group of Brazilian architecture. As an architect, in 1953-1955, his collaboration with the planning of the city university was very important. Exposed in all brazilians Modern Halls since 1935.|
|He received a prize from the official bureau of fine art in designer in 1940 and in 1941 he received the silver medal and honors in architecture. Included in the Brazilian Art exhibition held in London in 1944 and the year after participated in a group exhibition of Brazilian art in Buenos Aires. Owner of dash light and expressive, his work is present in many official and private collections.|
|( Brazil) Create, create free. The creation in its most pure and natural. Alekis Hax always started a design without knowing how to expire. He never planned anything. Simply start the pencil drawing. Designs that are always portray the time lived by the artist. Are flashes of his life. From the 70's till those crazy days,|
|Alekis Hax always reproduced in any way the cauldron of ideas that inhabits his mind.|
|Alesia was born at the Sagittarius zodiac sign. She is bubbling over with ideas and often turns everything topsy-turvy. Alesia says
she is a simple woman and prefers to craft plain and simple works.
Testing and manipulating materials and colours that is what what she enjoys doing the most.
|Ally Aeon was born in Switzerland and is living in USA. Ally works as a designer & artist, and has her own studio where she designs, paints, writes, composes music, and creates multimedia art. In 2007 she became interested in creating Machinima Movies, a new art form. Machinima Movies are 3D animations, filmed in a virtual reality environment in computer simulated games or worlds, such as Second Life. See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machinima.|
|Creating machinima movies was the reason she joined Second Life. However, she discovered there is much more to Second Life as It ecame a place of opportunity to explore and find new ways to design and create art; while taking into account all the specific possibilities and settings in Second Life. In mid-September 2008 she had her first Second Life art show with art created in Second Life. Ally's art can best be described as Virtual Formalism, and can be found in several galleries..|
|Ansel Trachtenberg works with 4x5 and 8x10 cameras to produce fine art images that have been sold in various galleries. His work is in a few collections around the world. His fine art is a hobby. He has worked for nearly 35 years as a photo journalist for newspapers. He resides in eastern Washington State, U.S., His style is along the lines of John Sexton, Ansel Adams, Brett Weston, Paul Caponigro and Bruce Barnbaum. He's won numerous photojounalists awards in his more than 35 years in newspaper work.|
|Ansel is 59 years old and resides in the eastern Washing State, USA, which explains the western flair to his images.|
|Arcanjo lives in Brazil adn is registered with the name of Renato Arcanjo (Archangel) Votto de Oliveira. His academic background is in Electronic Engineering, graduating in 1982 at PUC / RS. Working in a governor bank of the Federal Savings since 1981. His professional development varies between areas of technology, far from drudgery. He tries to be interlocutor "almost" faithful to his unconscious spirit and or mind, eager to become aware of his/our truths, ideas and ideals, through painting, music, poetry, dance and literary muse, and everything that comes along, art in general.|
|When it comes his artistic production in painting (oil, acrylic on canvas and other things), it all started when his daughter Ana Luiza was still in the womb of Mrs. Amorosa therefore seeking decorative elements to her room, and he specifically, seeked paintings with colors of the national pantheon. Not finding anything he like or could afford he decided to do it himself!. Let me paint!|
|It has been a few years since my last exhibit at Ice Caverns and once again it is a pleasure to be invited to display creations of art. Since that time a lot of focus has been put into study of various figures in the art world, mainly who've influenced art before the birth of digital. I've discovered a passion for impressionist painters who concentrate on rich use of color to showcase nature or everyday life. Because of this I have tried to incorporate an even balance of vibrant and dark motifs in my digital sketches..|
|Landscapes, ancient architecture, animals and nature are often areas of interest. This exhibition mainly focuses on basic digital sketches, often inspired by studies in-world. It is quite fun to take these digital sketches and include them in some way with in-world photography. It is also a dream of mine to take these ideas and one day apply them to canvases of real life. Thank you Sunset for your encouragement, and thanks to all involved making this exhibit possible.
Arianna Mfume lives in the USA.
|Artista Tiratzo is a digital artist and pop surrealist from the west coast of the United States. Artista works in a variety of mediums, but has considerable fondness for digital Aart. Artista's works have been shown in several galleries in Southern California and she has contributed to a variety of charities. Artista was born with a pencil in hand and has an uncontrollable passion to create.|
|Artista Tiratzo lives in the USA.|
|Bark Aabye is a professional photographer in Real Life, and says taking shots in Second Life is a wonderful experience. Bark says she doesn’t have to worry about the weather and reserve air tickets to get that most sought-after shot. What’s more, she isnot pressed for time in-world. So it’s no wonder that her inventory is stacked with over 4000 snapshots. What would great artists like Leonardo da Vinci and Michelagelo, or Buonarroti create and shoot with a camera if they were alive today and joined Second Life?|
|Bark Aabye lives in Japan.|
|Bd Kohimeh has been drawing since she was small child. She starting doing live portraits of people at the age of 12. At 15 she began using oils painting portraits, landscapes and still lifes. Since then Bd Kohimeh has added watercolors, pastels, prismacolor pencils, and computer painting and graphics programs to her artistic tool box. She is an accomplished painter and also works with Photoshop for her in-world creations.|
|Bd Kohime lives in the USA|
|Betty Tureaud is an artist in real life and in Second Life. Her education includes the Danish Design Scool. Betty never transfers her Real Life art to Second Life. All her art is made in-world and never leaves Second Life. She isa hyper maniac doing all kind of stuff in Second Life. Betty's first exhibit was on the mainland, in Copper Nest gallery made of body fluide. She was a participant of Burning Live with a big installation. In 2009 Betty donated an art piece to the cancer survival foundation. Her biggest instalation was presented in Brooklyn... Watching 2009.|
|Betty loves to add scripts to her art and favors bright colors. The art pices presented in the Ice Caverns Gallery was inspired by the Mexican flu,and that made her think about the collorful artwork comming from the Mexicans indians. The collours are so bright and sometimes shocking for eyes. It makes her also think about Frida Carlo who made some wonderful colorful paintings expressing her own pain. Betty's art has a more happy style, but always inspired by the real world. Betty Tureaud lives in Denmark.|
|Bonny has been a graphic artist for nearly 13 years. Her work has ranged anywhere from web design to print design in both traditional and digital art media. She has an associates in graphic design, a certificate in illustration and a bachelor's in visual arts. Bonny loved creating art since she was a little girl, when she would sit at the kitchen table and draw. It has been a vital part of Bonny's life and continues to be as she explores the many possibilities in Second Life. Her most recent art was created during a very painful time in her life, but through sadness she found happiness.|
|Bonny Greenwood is very pleased to be able to share a piece of her heart with others through the visual representations you see here. It is truly a vision from my soul. Bonny lives in the USA.|
|Cherry says she is a Second Life being using all that this world allows me to do. She built several places in very different styles. Cherry is actually a co-owner of Mysterious Wave, a minimalist sim, a world apart , where you can see sculptures exhibition on a musical atmosphere that inspires creativity. Cherry has been a Second Life resident Since: 2007-27-01 and has exhibited in numerous exhibitions, most recently May 2011 Aneli's gallery "Poltergeist" with Anley Piers, and Pirats art kahos.
Cherry's awards include:
|2011 April: UWA 3D Open Art Challenge,UTSA prize
2011 February: UWA 3D Open Art Challenge 3rd Prize
UWA 3D Open Art Challenge, Show & Tell @ Avaria Prize
UWA 3D Open Art Challenge, BOSL Prize
UWA 3D Open Art Challenge, People's Choice Award, 2nd Prize
2011 January: UWA 3D Open Art Challenge Odyssey Prize
Builds Awards artistic prize
2010 December: UWA 3D Open Art Challenge 1st Prize,
UWA 3D Open Art Challenge BOSL Prize
2010 November: UWA 3D Open Art Challenge Nordan Art Prize .
|Cullum Writer was born in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Cullum found the Second Life tool - snapshot - the pleasure of capturing and perpetuating the images that touch her sensibility with harmony and grace of their forms and colors. She interferes very little with the resources of graphic effects from programs, thus what is seen in their photos related to lights and shadows is the result of an instinctive ability and shrewdness in her eyes as observing landscapes and people.
|Cullum has been exhibiting her works in some Second Life galleries such as: Ice Caverns Gallery, Yardley's Art, Studio Mfume, and still collects her photos in FLICKR: See Cullum's Flickr Collection Here.|
|Dacob's original paintings are very complex, and may appear to the layperson to consist of a collection of meaningless swirls and loops. This is not the case, of course... Original works are created in many individual layers, which are then merged to create a final piece. Each layer is carefully designed and matched to each of the other layers, sometimes in aligned patterns and sometimes in deliberately offset orientations, so as to achieve varying effects. Each piece is unique and is specifically designed to make a non-verbal statement, or to convey meaning or relevance|
|through the use of symbolism and semi-symmetric parings of component elements. As all of Dacob's original works are based on transparencies, turning on glow can dramatically enhance and alter the image. Dacob suggets that ranges from 0.02 to 0.20 are best for highlighting his works. Dacob lives in the USA|
| DeMarco graduated in Industrial Design and product design, at the Santa Cecilia University - São Paulo/Brazil, also on MicroStation CAD, AutoCad in SENAI and Blender- 3D Blender Foundation.
De Marco is currently teaching modeling and texturing for metaverse in blender including three methods of modeling and four methods for texturing with LOD control.
|Projects that Marco considers relevant:
- 2007 - Earthwave Studios - Germany - "Gates of Eternity "- Modeling, animation and texturing (low poly) - NPC
Created in Blender and exported to Torque
- Logos 2007 - 2009 - Alvestel - Maintenance Services - São Paulo /Brazil
Corporate Image - Coastal Rental Buckets - Praia Grande /Brazil HF telecommunications NET Computers - São Paulo / Brazil -
- Opening vignette 2001 - "Fátima Gonçalves Program" - Rede Bandeirantes (brazilian TV Channell).
|When Dionne paints, It feels like "walking in my dreams". As a young child Dionne loved art. Visiting museums was part of school education and she remembers loosing all the other kids because a painting catched my soul and I lost track of time. After raissing her children Dionne went to the univerity again and studied art history and became a teacher in drawing and painting at high schools. During this study she had to practice all forms of art herself. She remembers falling in love with painting there. Dionne says there are two subjects that you can always find in her paintings:|
|1. Ordaining chaos. Isn't our life like a fast running train? Those moments of reflection make a chaos in my mind. And painting that chaos, orders all that happens to me. 2. Feelings like happiness, tenderness, love, and dreams are a repeating subject in my paintings as they are in real life. Dionne lives in the Netherlands. She also works for the organization: Crazy Granny's, a childrens home in Burkina Faso, Bobodioulasso, Africa|
|Dixit Writer born in Second Life three years ago, as a builder and scripter, making structures and software of many kinds. From time to time since about one year Dixit dedicates to the creation of artistic works, using scripting , exploiting the opportunities offered by scripting to deliver dynamic and three-dimensionality, preferably by interacting with the avatars. In October and November 2009: the "Dialog with sounds and shapes" Galleria AdOpera exhibited his works, and again iIn February 2010: at the expo: "CREATIONS FOR DALI" to Gustafson Art's Gallery.|
|From October to December 2010: Dixit will participate inthe course: "Science on the Road", as a speaker of Astronomy in a series of lectures in the evenings.|
|Duayer, a journalist, was born in Minas Gerais, Brazil, and currently lives in Rio de Janeiro. Duayer began his carrer as a journalist at Radio Jornal do Brazil, then went to Pasquin newspaper where he continued to work as a photographer, illustrator, cartoonist, and eventually editor. He also worked on advertising and press relations. Duayer has had articles published in the newspapers: Ultima Hora, Diário de Notícias, Jornal do Brazil. His works have been exhibited in several countries and today is dedicated primarily to photography.|
Duayer has contributed to various national magazines such as Playboy, Status, Mad, Science, Journal of Faustão, Vision and also several international journals such as World Press Review in the United States. He has earned awards in photography and cartoons.
|Elin’s artistic life started about 20 years ago with a pencil, soft pastel crayon and her fingers as tools. After a long time ignoring her desire to draw (teenagers are busy with far more ‘important’ things of course:) she gave in and,… as she says, "was lost! as I really got the hang of it!"
In pastel crayon she soon found satisfaction in making ethnical portraits. The challenge to make them almost photographic was inporant, and they came out as she liked. As a guide, she used photos as trigger for her abilities.
"A look or expression in the faces, or simply how someone sat or did something was enough. I took what I found important and left out what was not essential." If you are interested to see these pastels they can be found at the ZRM Gallery. (see my picks).
|The paintings you looked at in the Ice Caverns art gallery are landscapes generated and polished a little bit in Photoshop.Fadou loves making them as she finds it soothing and fun to do. Fadou also loves making fractal generated art. Some call that cheating instead of painting things by hand. I can not paint so this will just have to do.|
|Fadou lives in Sweden.|
|Fatbear Flamand is an artist in first life, having completed the Plastic Arts school at FAAP, where he had as teachers Nelson Lerner, Ubirajara Ribeiro, Julio Plaza, Regina Silveira e Walter Zanini, among others. FatBear is also journalist and translator. Being a fanatic for computers and games, he was literally crazy when first discovering Second Life at the end of 2006. Second Life has since been his favorite place in the world, that's after his cave, err, home. FatBear very much likes building and texturing, without profit, just for the fun and for the art.|
|He is also an enthusiast and interested in machinima, (movies made with games or Second Life). FatBear has also written many scripts which he one day wants to turn into movies. Fat can be found around Second Life at home on the Uera Curi (means Happy World in Tupi language) sim, in music shows, theater, art galleries or socializing at friends' parties almost always wearing the same shorts and flipflops.|
|Feathers Boa (aka Mary L. in RL) has been active in the Second Life Art Community for a little over a year. When she first joined SL, she was an art student at a university in Massachusetts, and is now working as a freelance video game designer in both the US and Japan. In SL, she has established an impressive body of work that includes fully immersive pieces, interactive digital "paintings," giant robots, aesthetically innovative avatars, and full architectural builds. Her work has been shown in dozens of galleries throughout SL, including two that she owns:|
Feather's Bay and Art as Light as a Feather. She participated in NPIRL's Garden of Earthly Delights exhibition, has lectured on interactive art in a number of venues. She also built the art school on New Caerleon, which she co-directs with Bryn Oh. Her work is also featured in the important RL exhibition, Rinascimento Virtuale, held in Florence, Italy in October 2008. She is currently working on another SL/RL crossover exhibition at the Harbor Gallery to be shown in 2010.
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Georg Janick has been taking photographs since he was a boy, as well as processing them, first in darkrooms and now in Gimp. He was taught by his father, who was a professional photographer for for several years following the end of the Second World War. Since becoming involved in Second Life two years ago, Janick has been making assemblage and installation art, including curiosity cabinets, automata, and immersive environments. About a year ago, he began to import his photographs into SL, where he combined them in the form of dynamically changing photomontages.
|By layering photos in semi-transparencies, and using simple texture-switching scripts, Georg enabled images to be superimposed spontaneously in random ways, suggesting a new medium that exists midway between still photos and film. He is now working in mixed media montage involving multiple images from "RL," video games, television, and motion pictures, all warped through different kinds of camera movement. His virtual installation, Saturn's Elegy, appeated in the Rinascimento Virtuale exhibition in Forence in October 2008, and is published in the catalogue for that exhibition. Georg Janick also founded and owns the Caerleon sims in Second Life which are now in the process of expanding into ReactionGrid. He created the Museum of Virtual Art on New Caerleon. His real life counterpart Gary Zabel, teaches philosophy at the University of Massachusetts at Boston.|
|Geppex studied Industrial Design at the University Mackenzie (SP), Sociology and Politics at the ESSP (SP), Brazil. He began publishing in the Gazeta Esportiva, newspaper in 1974. While creating cartoons and sports cartoons he formed a duo with designer Maia and went to the Jornal da Tarde (SP) in 1976 where he worked for ten years doing illustrations, cities maps, caricatures, political and general cartoons. During this period Geppex set up a studio and illustrated magazines Veja, Playboy, Status, Score, and the advertising agencies Almap, DPZ, Rino, Saldiva, along with newspapers and magazines for internal communications companies, Unibanco, Santander, Banco Real.|
|Geppex created a caricature models, showing the folklore, architecture and customs set out in Latin America Memorial.
In 1985 he made caricatures of political figures for the program Agildo in Wonderland and then the Cockroach Cabaret on TV Manchete. In 2006 the partnership with the designer Maia ended. Gepp, continues to provide services for agencies and national magazines, doing illustrations, caricatures and city maps. Two awards from Abril Editor with cartoons published in Playboy magazine, the APCA Award for Program Agildo in Wonderland, Esso Journalism Prize participating on the Jornal da Tarde`s team and illustrating the series of articles "Socialist Republic of Brazil."
Geppex McCaw in Second Life builds landscapes, designs sims and terraforms. He also Ilustrates and makes cartoons about Second Life in the journal, Inner Wordle Blah magazine.
|After finishing his modelling studies at Second Learning (Italy) and some experience as a builder, he decided to completely devote himself to Art, the great passion he has shown since his childhood in Reaol Life. Fostered by the art dealer of Second Learning, Mr. Lion Igaly, he held his first building exhibition in "La Piramide" at the SL age of 4 months. The good results achieved on that occasion gave him the motivation to attempt this kind of activity. The success of his painting and sculpture exhibitions held throughout SL, in Capri, Venice, Porto Cervo, Milan, Salerno, Rome, NY, Paris,|
|and others lands, soon attracted the interest of many people. As a result, after few months, over 30 different artworks were exhibited in many galleries and museums. In January 2008, during his last period as a builder, he was fascinated by scripting (the art of abiogenesis) and texturing (how to restore fragments of RL in SL). At the end of February 2009 he had exhibited in more than 70 galleries and museums.
In the dynamic effects of colors, lights and transparencies, he expresses his creativity in a constantly evolving and transforming himself. In his case, a work of art is composed of two different elements: Vision. Is the image that passes through his mind suddenly, it dazzles him, smothering him, praises him, leaving him exhausted and full of energy. The vision lasts only a few moments but it is clear as if he had shared with it a lot of time in the same area, the same substance. He can see the outline, the geometry and its absolute dynamics. He can smell it, he can feel the epidermal touch, the chemical sensation. It is the most beautiful and sad moment, because he knows that soon it will leave his mind like a breath leaves the body. TECHNIQUE: Is the experience that allows the memory to translate the vision into a “real” and shareable object. Gleman Jun lives in Italy.
|Guran Zelin is the son and grandson of printers. Born in São Paulo, Brazil, Marcos Fernandes (Guran Zelin) has, since childhood, been interested in the mysteries of composition and printing layouts. He was able to expand his universe of research by attending an art course in the Armando Alvares Penteado Foundation, FAAP, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where he plunged into the secrets of many arts: painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, ceramics, graphic design.|
|Most valuable during this period were the teachings of Ubirajara Mota Ribeiro, Mario Ishikawa, Tomoshigue Kusuno, Nelson Leirner, Evandro Carlos Jardim, Walter Zanini, Julio Plaza and Regina Silveira, unforgettable teachers. With computer technology, he developed cyber art projects and works that matured since his teen years. Color, light, shadows, images win under his regency a symphony's dimension, which he leads with pleasure. In text creation he finds, with João Silvério Trevisan and Cid Pimentel, words to be the basis of artistic creation. As a graphic artist, a photographer, painter, sculptor, webmaster, and music composer in his spare time, Fernandes does a little of everything in art , considering the world his great and fun studio. His current experience has been learning to create a world of art in Second Life. Guran may be contacted at: guran.ocaixote(@)gmail.com
|Brazilian, born in 1982, Halisson Usher (Second Life name) studied graphic design at Brasilia University with emphasis on design and strategic design as an exercise for the activity of graphic design and artistic expression of his moments of life. Currently he works as a designer and manufacturer in Second Life, and is administrator of the Island of Entrepreneur SEBRAE in Second Life.|
|Halisson Usher lives in Brazil|
|In real life Igor says he has 4 pairs of pants (2 pairs are cammo), 3 pairs of boots, 4 pairs of sneakers, 8 T shirts, 5 hoodies, 2 computers (both shit) and lovely dog named Ripley. Igor has participated in four solo exhibitions in Real Life and participated in numerous group art exhibits worldwide. He took part in several exibits in Second Life and has won some awards in the virtual world.|
|Igor's favorite art quotation: An artist is a goat, eating grass and shitting spheres.|
|Ilya Komyakov works as an interior designer and architect in Moscow and his hobby is taking photos. Photography is his artistic hobby and is trying hard to get better with it! Ilya has never been in Second Life. (So there is no profile photo). He has been a cyber friend of Sunset Quinnell for over 12 years. His father is an talented painter in Russia so most likely he got inheritance from him. The very first exhibition Sunset made in Second Life was with his photos…so it is all his fault!!!!|
|Ilya Komyakov lives in Moscow, Russia.|
|Jazz62 Masala is Vasco Lago Pinto in Real Life is from Torres Vedras Portugal, born in 1962. He is an amateur photographer and freelancer who has always been passionate for photography, but just recently started shooting and now has almost five years experience as a self-taught photographer. Vasco studied primarily by reading, visiting exhibitions, photographing a lot, and checking with photographer friends who were always willing to give tips.|
|The only "formal training" that Vasco took was a photo-journalism workshop with the photographer Alfredo Cunha offered by the CCCTV. In exchange he had to make a photo-reportage. For me, says Vasco, "photography is a constant learning with no end in sight". Vasco says he is basically a street-photographer and likes to photograph people and their environments and culture, etc. Visit the followign Websites:
|In Real Life, Carolina expresses her feelings, her soul, thru canvas where she can show the colors life has, making her expectadors feel the warmt and the dept that is in her soul. In Second Life, jimRay capturesthe looks, feelings and expressions that only a few are capable of achieving. It all sums up to the delicate way, and sensibility of this artist, because, for Carolina art is a true gift. In Real Life, Carolina is also a photographer and a DJ. She loves her job that includes rock n roll and photography. .|
|Carolina mostly plays 80s, 90s, Blues, Classic Rock, Hard Rock, Punk, Hard Core, Heavy Metal, Gothic, Psycho, Industrial Rock, EBM and Eletro. Everyone is welcome to jon her group in Second Life.|
|Joan was born June 1963 in a small village in the south of Netherlands, close to the Belgium border. Border villages are strange, open places and you cannot make a connection with even one of the countries surrounding you. Joan was destined to be a world citizen. In 1971 she got her first camera and started shooting. She had only one younger brother and felt alone in the family. As a result she concentrated fully on reading, studying, writing, painting and photography. In 1981 some dramatic events led her to seek a career in financial education.|
|She destroyed her complete works (photos, watercolors, books, comics and paintings) and since 1986 worked as a reporting and financial accounting specialist at a large international chemical leather-paint company. However in the evenings and during nights she still painted and studied on philosophy. In the business she was doing exceedingly well in small as well as very big projects. In spite of a successful career she realized this was not the path for true happiness. Eventually, Joan suffered a breakdown in 2004. Since recovering she is constantly on the road finding new ways to describe, explain, write, photograph, and design our nature and the arts, trying to bring all people closer to nature. Her motto: make other people more happy with her work. After some successful small exhibitions in real life, on April 22th her first large Exposition: "Behind Nature" opened in Second Life. In June 2008 she opened another exposition in Salimar, an Italian Holiday resort in Second Life. Joan Horsforth lives in the Netherlands.|
|Kati Kristan is a descendant from Japanese and Arabic parents and was born in Minas Gerais, Brazil and lived 19 years in Campinas - São Paulo.
Kati had academic training in the Catholic University of Campinas and the Federal University of Campinas, and the Art of Japanese painting in the Alliance Brazil / Japan SUMI-E and the art of paper folding ORIGAMI-in. She
developed several graphic works, illustration for theater, dance and multimedia, in addition to several solo and group exhibitions of her paintings in Brazil and abroad.
|More recently Kati works as an educator, and on several art workshops for educators, street children and the general public. "Today I see a new project in Second Life / Real Life where dreams and realities meet as poetry... where the colors, sounds and movements have not yet been painted on my screen."|
|Katia's first experiences with art began in the 80s, and since the first years of adolescence have revealed her world of enchantment and dreams through design. After studying Art Education she completed a specialization in History of Art and Architecture in Brazil, PUC Rio. Katia's career started, inspired by the Impressionist Claude Monet, but her desire to seek something new intensified with new artistic discoveries resulting in richness of the color palette, sometimes with abstract forms and sometimes figuratively. Katia's art work incorporates contemporary references with color, form, light,|
|shadow, mirror of water, reflections, sea, blue, green, stone and backgrounds as a counterpoint to the bold red and yellow highlights in her current expressions. All this is inspired by Impressionism, particularly the work of Vincent Van Gogh. Katia Rê lives in Brazil|
|Kirle Adamski is a Danish self-taught artist in Real Life. The paintings you see in the Ice Caverns art Gallery are copies from her Real-Life paintings. She primarioly paints in watercolors.|
|Kirle Adamski lives in Denmark|
|LadyKay Gable is new to the world of Second Life art. She says she just takes what she like to see with her camera and names it what it makes her feel like. Each new day to LadyKay is like a "bubble", the way it affects our days and nights. Second Life has given LadyKay a chance to explore the different ways to use the camera and ways to make others see the things that she see. LadyKay has been doing photography in real life for years, collecting boxes of pictures of, "what my eyes saw through the lens". Now, she is using that same technique in Second Life.|
|She has no formal training in real life for photgraphy, but just enjoys taking pictures of things she would like to remember.|
|Layachi IHNEN ( HAMIDOUCHE ) was born in 1947 in Annaba, Algeria. He had been a professor of mathematics since October 1966. Layachi first came into Second Life in July 2007 and his first Secone Life exhibition was: Got Art Gallery - Avendale.
Since then, he has exhibited his works regularly in numerous exhibits and venues. In art clases during his high school years he began drawing with pencil, charcoal, plaster casts and soft shadows and the portraits of classmates. His first drawings were delivered in 1969, showing the dream world specific to the act of drawing as the first seeds.
|From 1968 to1969 Layachi was enrolled in paint SCHOOL UNIVERSAL Correspondence PARIS (Boulevard Exelmans).
Gradually, "the works were born of necessity" (Rilke) in "referring to a purely internal model" (A. Breton), "the fascination with the elusive, refusing to copy the shows, the will tear up the forms in the world that the painter suffered to bring them in that he governs "(A. Malraux).
After so many years of work, "we realize that we spent all that time making sure of one truth, to express one thing in different faces (A. Camus). Truth that lies behind "the sum of small lies that each picture represents " (Bonnard).
Several exhibitions have marked its pictorial. August 1996: Homage to the Office for the culture of the city of Annaba.
From 1999 he incorporates computers into his work and explores the extraordinary promise of combining digital painting associated with traditional techniques.
|Lela Veeper is a designer from Brazil.
"Our bodies are made of pure energy and colors, these works being exhibited at theIce Caverns gallery were inspired by the energy and colors that are within us ,shinning and emphasizing our state of mind."
|Lela lives in Brazil.|
|Lin Altney's greatest loves are photographs, movies and music.|
|Lin Altney lives in Taiwan.|
|Lissa Charron has been active in Second Life for one year, and has been developing her work with painting in the real world (RL) and sending the digital images of her art work to Second Life.
All of her art work is original and she uses the technique of oil on canvas. Lissa's art reproduces the actions of nature reliving her experiences in the most scenic areas of Brazil. Her true passion is for animals, which she captures magnificantly in her art..
|Lissa Charron can be contacted at email: ravet(@)uol.com.br|
|Luciella Lutrova is a Fine-Arts artist born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Luciella studied at the National School of Visual Arts and was a painting and sculpture instructor. Her real-world works of art can be seen in National Museum of Lujan, and in many private collections in New York, Brazil, Chile and Venezuela. Her most recent exhibitions were in Buenos Aires at the Nordelta Art Gallery in August 2008, and at the Show Center in June 2009, followed by an exhibit at the Night Gallery, in August and September 2009.
|Luciella Lutrova currently lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Visit the web site here:|
|Lynda Robinson is an Australian self-taught artist and has been drawing and painting since childhood. She feels her main strength lies in her drawing ability and since taking up art seriously in 1985 she has won numerous awards. Although she has experimented with other mediums, pastel has emerged as her favourite medium. Lynda is a life member of the Seymour Art Society, a member of The Australian Guild of Realist Artists, a member of Heathcote Artists Inc. and a member of the Mitchell Shire Arts Advisory Committee.|
|Her work is held in private and corporate collections both in Australia and overseas. She is not in Second Life, her son “Rooperto Robbiani” is showing her art work in the metaverse. Lynda Robinson lives in Australia.|
|Mango Paolino is a light-designer in Germany and being that he has opportunities for lot of traveling around the world, taking photos has become his hobby. Mango loves to click his camera to remember all those wonderful places he has seen although, unfortunately, he doesn`t have too much time for it in his busy schedule.
|This is Mango`s first art exhibition in Secone Life, this January and February, 2011, and we are happy he is now one of the Ice Caverns exhibitors.|
|MasterRicky Enoch – RL name Ricardo Newton was born, lives and works in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His training and development as a painter has been based on studying the techniques of those artists whose works made their mark during the period from the Renaissance to Impressionism. In his own works, Newton has used this knowledge when representing contemporary scenes involving various themes. And here Newton has incorporated elements derived from other forms of artistic expression, including the theatre and the cinema,|
|from which he has taken several bases, such as set designs, illumination, composition and colour. His preferred technique are oil paintings on canvas, which is how he created those works which have been reproduced in the “Paintings Gallery”. This artist is a permanent member of the teaching staff of the School of Fine Arts of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), has presented various individual exhibitions and taken part in innumerous colective presentations Ricardo Newton (aka MasterRicky Enoch) lives in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Michaelangelo Montague is the Second Life name of a successful Real Life New York City artist. His work is part of the permanant collection of the Yves St.Laurent gallery at the YSL sim and the Aho Musuem of Art at NMC. Michaelangel has been shown in galleries representing almost every country in Europe as well as the US. His new innovative Second Life underwater photos are displayed on the 2nd and 3rd floors of his personal gallery and will appear in the upcoming Second Life fashion book "Captured".|
|Other works represent Real Life digital art, some of which has been sold as signed qnd numberd giclee limited edition prints. All works are available in Real Life as signed giclee prints as well as available in Secone Life.. For details on RL prices and sizes for giclee prints (which range in price from $500 to $1100 US) contact the artist or email: MichMontague@aol.com.|
|Being an artist is a lifestyle choice; Mik Frequency exemplifies this statement. Holding diplomas in both art and music, he has been allowed the framework in which to live this choice. Mik has managed to do this in his primary life, enjoying a career in music as a professional performer, an audio producer, and as a respected music lecturer at a University for the Arts in England.
These commitments have offered limited time in which to fully engage himself in visual artistic endeavours until now.
|Second Life has provided a highly stimulating and inspiring virtual environment with readily available access to creative supply as well as easier management of time and space constraints. This opportunity became real to Mik after being assigned to an experimental project on Second Life by his University. This became an intriguing and attractive portal to an unexplored yet familiar love. It opened onto a world of limitless possibility.
Statement from Mik Frequency about the installation: ‘The Colour of Sound’: "This exhibition is an expression of my interest to explore the union of my visual and aural worlds. When I close my eyes I see colour in motion, involuntarily dancing across my inner panorama, in response to the sound I hear; bright colours in motion similarly trigger changes in my moods accompanied by internal sonic harmony. I have tried to capture this experience within my installation allowing an element of, to some extent, indeterminate interactive immersion within my world. There are sound loops triggers and sensors scattered throughout this exhibit; your presence alone will create a musical-visual soundscape that I hope will give you a few moments of pleasure.
|Milly Sharple has been creating fractals for the past five years working mostly with the software Apophysis. Milly creates soft, flowing, liquid effects rather than the more techinical kind of fractal art. Her inspiration is nature and her own moods are often reflected in the art she produces. She enjoys creating images on light backgrounds as much as on dark ones and enjoys a vibrant palette as much as a pastel one.|
|Fairly new to the art scene in Second Life, Milly's work is exhibited in her Second Life gallery, ''Timamoon Arts'' as well as at ''Chaos and Beauty'' and ''Somnium Art''.|
|Mirac Levenque, aka Roz Terrill works in digital painting Medium, creating stunning and unique pieces of art. She works to create a mood or moment, rich in color and emotion, trying to capture a character or sensation. Her technique is a digital medium, but she applies her experience in traditional mediums to the digital canvas. That brings out a richness and depth to her pieces.
Mirac attended Northwest College of Art and graduated with a BA in Fine Arts in 1999
|Mirac Levenque AKA Roz Terrill lives in the USA.|
|Mister David Sullivan lives in the USA.|
|Mitou is an artist Secoind Life, above all, for pleasure and for the dream and especially to get away. He has been an artist in Second Life for one year, and says everywhere that he is the best, the greatest of artists. But this is only to promote himself, because in fact Mitou claims to be simple and unassuming and not very proud at all. In real life, he is " Mister Everybody " - so he chose a cyborg 's avatar to be diferent from others and especially to stand out. Mitou very much likes to be acknowledged even if not loved so much.|
|Previoulsly, he claims to be a yellow dog, that was nopt taken seriously ... Isn't shame to judge on the appearance! Fortunatly, art is here and art does not lie. Mitou creates drawings with moving, rotary and fractle textures. Many people will wonder how he makes them... which software, and which magic vaudou. He claims there is no trick, that it is easy, He uses Second Life's scripting tools. In the end, at the corner of his art works, is his heart, love and dreams. What Mitou wants to do is communicate and provoke emotions, live them and share them with others. He hopes to achieve this purpose, anthough he finds it difficult to introduce himself and his creations. Mitou prefers leaving you discover for yourself.|
|Moeuhane Sandalwood is a storyteller and conceptual photographer, specializing in 'staged art'. As a resident artist Moeuhane is part of the Aeonia Art Group. For the most part Moeuhane works with scenery and moods found on the awesome sims presented by SL's most gifted residents. Although working with specific locations and scenery at times, he mostly picks out a tiny detail and tries to capture the story within - to be relived by the spectator in his/her very personal way.|
|Every piece of his work is a stage of life where the spectator is also actor and director, creating the story through his/her own eyes. Moeuhane exhibited at Burn2 - as part of the Aeonia Art Group. A recreation of the famed installation "Welcome to fabulous AntVegas" can be seen at Aeonia. Recently Moeuhane - a journalist in his real life - also started to share some Real-Life photography in Second Life.|
|Monique Michaan is Brazilian but her parents are from Egypt. She works with collages since 1988. She had exhibited her Art in important galleries in Brazil, Switzerland and the United States. In Second Life Monique is showing her collages in spiral forms with the intention of moving the gaze of the viewer. She is not currently in Second Life.|
|Monique Michaan lives in Brazil.|
|Natsha Lemton, nicknamed Nats, is a young French artist born on the coast of Brittany. Daughter of storms, rain and the sea, she is influenced and has inherited the wild and dreamy temperament that characterizes her country. Her paintings, full of strength and energy, are strongly influenced by artists such as Andy Warhol, Tony Soulie, F. Dilasser, D. Hunter and N. Nussle.|
| Now, Natsha tries to compose sculptures, with a veritable invitation to meditation and repose of the soul.
Her motto in her second life is,"art, love and the love of art."
|Nicolaus Skytower (aka: Claus Gahrn) is a composer in Real Life and in Second Life. Since 2008 he has been composing music for works of art created by Second Life artists. Among his collaboraters are well known artists such as Treacle Darlandes, Binary Quandry and Ub Yifu. His music exploits the limitiations in Second Life on sound production - creating an ever-changing panoply of sounds in space.|
|Nicolaus Skytower is the co-owner of the “Gallery of Musical Sculptures” – an SL gallery dedicated to displaying new works of music and art. More information may be found at: http://musicalsculptures.ning.com/|
|Panda Heartsdale is a photograper, author and prim designer in Second Life. He has known and has grown roses for many years. Over the years he has accumulated an impressive collection of roses in his garden in real-life. Today there are more than 450 different varieties in his garden. Panda says, "roses are my inspiration for photos, poems and articles published in magazines –and in Second Life they are in my prims and textures". The theme of Panda's exhibit is "roses in the warm morning sun" - where he tries to catch the soul of the rose, the poetry and the song to your heart.|
|Sharing the story the roses are telling me with visitors and all my friends in Second Life and in real Life.
Panda Heartsdale lives in Denmark.
|Paula Dix is a 22 year old art student from Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil. She works (most recently) at an art production agency in Ribeirão Preto SP, where she has lived for almost 5 years. Paula has been active in Secone Life for 4 years and still loves it. She says that Second Life has been fundamental for her own professional definition. She always enjoyed art and went into arts college even though she hadn't been at all active in the arts. It was in Second Life that Paula found that her favourite art tool is the computer.|
|Paula makes clothes, skins and loves to build, along with designing textures and sculpties, and she can't wait for the arrival of meshes. Only after working on the EIGHT OF US exhibit did she think about buying land in Second Life, and she did it saying: "I've found a marvelous land at the sim Minna, one of the first original 8 sims in Second Life." In that land there where psychedelic plants made by Soror Nishi and they came with the land. I didn't change anything, just added her own Garden of Colors which was already on a friends SIM made primarily with creations and textures by Sabrinaa Nightfire. Paula added more land and bought more Soror plants and is now adding her own creations.
Go there to check her place at: Garden of Colors Paula's Paradise.
|Peter bought a second-hand computer which had a copy of Vue d'Esprit on it. "I'm a geek, and a curious one, at that. I sat down to look through this new computer, and found Vue, and decided to open it up and take it for a test drive. It was really, really complex to me. I put up a couple of trees and did a low resolution render, and thought, "Ok, cool…now what else is on this computer." I didn't go back to it for about two months, and I gave it another shot. I started playing with the color of the sky, and the texture of the water, and I became really engaged."
|It wasn't long before Peter was spending hours in front of the computer, trying to figure the program out. "Basically, these programs are just virtual, three-dimensional workspaces that are set up to allow you to sculpt, paint, and compose. You can either import models that others have built, or you can build your own." His curiosity drove him to learn, having no doubt that he would have spent far fewer evenings cursing at his monitor had he taken classes." I'd recommend formal training to anyone who would want to try this. On the other hand, there's nothing at all wrong with being self-taught…you just have to be prepared not to give up if you want to get anywhere."
Peter says his earliest journey into fantasy art began with landscapes, making surreal scenes. HIs two favorite science fiction authors are Frank Herbert and Arthur C. Clark, and many of his first pictures were based on what I thought locations in their books looked like.
One of his favorites is a picture of The Monolith on Europa, from "2010". He also took a crack at some surrealist kind of things. I've always been fascinated with Magritte. While woeking on a project, Peter listens to music, reads many books and watches movies. "I'll hear something or see something and it'll just give me an idea….or it'll suggest a color scheme. I'll sit down and start playing. Sometimes, I'll have something specific in mind, and other times, I just play with shapes and colors and see what flushes out. I've had some success doing it both ways."
Peter Okame lives in the USA.
|Petlove Petshop has branched into many fields during her time in Second Life. She developed and operates a shop where artists may sell their wares in low prim vendors for free, along with a library and a private virtual home. Petlove also helped create "You Tricky Dog", Second Life's first virtual dog show, www.youtrickydog.com, and she had a bit part in Kit Guardian's play in Second Life, Wizard of the North, which will soon appear on her YouTube channel, along with the second episode of which is gearing up now.
|Petlove Petshop also learned how to assist residents to configure their in-world voice capabilities through her job with The 1st Question, Pooky Amsterdam's Tuesday night science-themed quiz show. She also worked on the Dating Casino, another Pooky Amsterdam production, www.pookymedia.com. In addition to her art work endeavors Petlove works part time as an actress and voice talent for Pooky, Chantal Harvey http://mamachinima.eu ), and Krull Quar. She has also co-written and co-produced two machinima videos with Emmo Wei, (search emmowei on YouTube).|
|I am a professional photographer in SL since August of 2008, I learned to get better over time, the picture "my passion " is a way for me to express my artistic sense as freely as possible, I like sailing between fantasy, Black and White, different eras like the style or the Medieval world and the heroic futuristic fantasy victoire bayn: I am also inspired to work like that of Luis Royo.
Je suis photographe professionnel sur SL depuis Août 2008 , j'ai appris a m'améliorer au fil du temps , la photo "ma passion" reste pour moi une façon d'exprimer mon sens artistique le plus librement possible , j'aime voguer entre le fantastique , le Noir et Blanc , différentes époques comme le style Médiéval ou le monde futuriste et l'héroïque fantasy.
|Pol Jarvinen was born in France between the Pyrenees Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. The movements of nature, particularly the motion of waves and wind and the beating of the human heart inspire his sculptural art. He also draws inspiration from his own dreams and from the poetry of the French surrealists, like Paul Eluard and Rene Char. In first life, Pol is devoted to the ocean , a fact reflected in the movement his pieces convey. In Second Life, he surfs his imagination to create vibrant sculptures. Pol’s early sculpture is characterized by a play of forms and colors, fluid curving|
| and intersecting lines and shapes that invite viewer participation. Over time his work has become more interactive. He plays with prims to make his thoughts and dreams become reality, interweaving a wide spectrum palette of colors and textures to achieve his "interior vision". He loves playing with transparency and with unfolding layers of meaning and personal experience.
The viewer can move within the artwork, gaining multiple levels of meaning. Always surprising, often surreal, Pol's most recent sculptures use urban and industrial textures, and solid shapes that unexpectedly morph into fluidity. His most recent works engage both intellect and emotion. Some are humorous, tongue in cheek, reflective of a proudly crazy sensibility. Others offer social commentary. Pol's art is constantly changing, becoming more political, more nuanced, drawing inspriration from history, literature, and science, referencing diverse ideas from a haiku of Basho's to Galileo's recantation before the Inquisition. He deftly combines Illusion and allusion. And like Galileo, the viewer can say of Pol's work "E pur si muove." (Nonetheless, it moves.) Pol Jarvinen lives in Southwestern France.
|Pound Lunt says "My art is mostly based on dreams or other expieriences I had in life. Sometimes dreams seem as real as reality itself, sometimes reality seems like a dream. I try to capture emotions, by focussing on them, creating an image in my mind. When i pick up a drawing tool, I just start. I dont know where I will end up — limited only by my imagination."|
|Pound Lunt lives in Germany.|
|The tears of joy and pain often sound the same. I've found this irony intriguing throughout my life and I encounter this when creating art as well. It's not unlike me to weep before a painting..it's not unlike me to dance with a brush in my hand. Craftsmanship and the ability to apply skills is important. But core creativity always takes precedence for me. For years in first life I was commissioned as a portrait artist. I've tried my hand as a business partner in the framing industry, as an interior decorator, a mural painter, a gallery director, and a teacher.|
|I'm happy now to be able to explore my need to create in Second Life as both a student and a participant. Art is healing, color is uplifting, and abandoning yourself to your own creativity is freedom. I found the magic in this truth by way of grief and my attempt to process it…the effects it had upon me and my art were dramatic.
I've been fortunate enough to pass this understanding along and feel that this is one significant thing I've been able to contribute to those with whom I've had the pleasure to connect. So love it or leave it. It makes no difference as long as there is interaction and reaction. It's the sound of the tears that are important to me.
This is me. My art is very personal. Thank you for the opportunity to share it. Reezy Frequency.
|My hobby is photography. Some time ago I joined a photography contest in Real Life. It was my first exhibit experience and I did not think to live as a photographer in Second Life until I met Louis Landon at one of his Secone Life concerts in 2007. He is in Real Life a New York jazz pianist . I present him with one of my photos and he told me it was amazing! Louis offered to let me exhibit my photos at his Landon art gallery. For me, that was really amazing. He played his piano and he narrated my photo exhibition at his gallery. (This site closed in 2008 when Louis sold his land.)|
I think that exhibit was a splendid experience for me. Whenever I participate as a volunteer through a photograph exhibit, I contribute the proceeds from sales to charity. It is my plesure that my photos can help others in some way.
|Sisse Singh Is a Danish self-taught water color artist . She paints with water colors, goache, pouder and ink. Sisse finds her inspiration in the external environment, looking at flowers, walking in the garden and Danish landscapes, or "from my inner imagination, thoughts and dreams".
Sese has exhibitions in Real Life public and private art galleries. Her works are exhibited at Culture House, in government offices and banks, and in various firms.
|Sisse Singh lives in Denmark.|
|Skjoldmus Voom says her approach to art in Second Life is about movement in art. "Just like the detail and general appearance one sees, there must also be consistency between the symbol of what I do and what I choose to call my art."|
|Skjoldmus Voom lives in Denmark.|
|Sledge started making art in Second Life in June 2008, He creates prim sculptures and then usees the Second Life camera to zoom into the sculptures and find photographs that are rich in color and depth. In August 2008, I coined this process Primagery. To understand the evolution of Sledge's work, read his blog: http://makingartinsecondlife.blogspot.com/|
|In Real Life, Sledge is a career Construction Project Manager. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, majoring in Painting. " I thought I would have to wait until I retire to do anything...but Second Life has me hooked. I don't know anything about Photoshop and don't use it. I'd never made a piece of digital art until I came here."
Sledge Roffo lives in the USA.
|Tiamat BingyiI works in Real Life as graphic artist and web designer for a b2b company, developing graphic pieces as folders, logos, and visual identity for the companies, and sometimes hotsites for simple websites. As a hobby Tiamat works as an artist painting or sculpting.Tiamat's main Interests are Illustration, animation and game development. Tiamat loves dragons, mythology, fantasy art and all kind of fine arts. She says, "I´m always trying to learn something new and getting inspirations and influences from many styles and techniques.:|
|Tiamat Bingyi lives in Brazil.|
|Tilla Tobias lives in India.|
|Treacle Darlandes is the daughter of an artist. With the wonderful possibilities for visual effects in Second Life Treacle hopes to create an integration of art. colour, texture and shape in her works.|
|Treacle Darlandes lives in the United Kingdom.|
|Ub Yifu has been in Second Life since May 2007. Ub came to the virtual world because he wanted to create 3D objects. He started building in public sandbox area as everybody does. At first he started reproducing some of the famous paintings in prims from: Matisse, Magritte, Picasso, Dali, and Degas.
Since September 2007 his work primarily concentrated on commissioned works, at the request of people who ask to have Real World statues reproduced as unique pieces in Second Life.
Examples of his works include:
|- Independencia of Mexico (Mexico)
- The Statue of Liberty in New York (USA)
- Cristo Redendor and Carlos Drummond in Rio de Janeiro (Brasil)
Ub Yifu also creates his own avatars, inspired from his many sculptures. Now, he builds his own environment on a private homestead to host his various galleries:
- A showroom dedicated to classical and modern sculptures, along with the gallery's quests using low prims.
- A space dedicated to creative arts and animated textures and sculptures.
- The Dileoo Kirax gallery exhibiting a collection of avatar-like statues of celebrities and anonymous people.
Visit Ub's Virtual Art Initiative website.
|Vangogh Rembranch is from Bari, Italy. He loves art and he calls art "the enchantress muse". He always drew since very young and has been painting for around 20 years, a self-taught artist. Vangogh works only with oil on canvas. Vangogh Rembranch has exhibited a lot in RL and also teaches art as a volunteer, loves to paint and mostly cause through his works he has opportunity to meet lot of people. Second Life is his opportunity to show his work around the world as he can`t do it in Real Life. He says he wants to show his work to encourage people to paint as it happened to him.|
|By seeing various exhibitions of paintings he decided to paint too, as it was a challenge for him. As an exercise of art he copies some great artists, to understand their emotions and also to make a learning experience. Vangogh says that when he paints he and the painting become one.|
|Victoria's art speaks of wonderment and the fantastical. Her work is an exploration of occult symbolism, meant to provoke spiritual questions about what are real encounters with the supernatural, and what is imagination. All the elements are woven together in a tapestry that reveals to us that if someone sees a scene in a composition of art that touches them psycho-spiritually and causes them to evolve, that it is as real as any mundane experience. And that gives the paintings life.|
|So the viewer in turn becomes as much a creator as the artist. Most of my artwork portrays the female as divine, powerful, and magical. Different Goddess archetypes, elements of witchcraft, occultism, spirituality, Santería, Catholic Saint iconography, as well as female power and emotion make an appearance in Victoria's art. The intent is to show the aspects of the witch, the seeker, and the magical in every woman. There is also a hidden layer to the world, a mystical layer. It is less obscure to some, but remains unknown to most. The mystical world permeates everything, and gives wonder and mystery to life. Victoria says, "I attempt to show some of the beauty and awe of that realm in my art, to let the world see what I sense.
Victoria considers herself a mystical realist, and her art as mystical realism. "I use the phrase "mystical realist" to describe my world-view that colors my art-making, in place of a belief system or religion, and the phrase "mystical realism" to describe my art. I chose not to use "magical realism" as the word magical implies a bit of fantasy, and indeed much art described as such is filled with elements of fantasy, and I perceive the mystical to be an aspect of reality." There are a multitude of others, including a few artists, in the world using these two phrases, but in Victoria's case, they mean specifically the mystical world in relation to reality, and in relation to her art.
Victoria Messenger, aka Victoria Champion in RL, lives in the USA.
|Finishing his bank employee career Walter decided to buy a camera and see the world through this lenses.|
|Walter Vinagre lives i Brazil.|
|William is a lighting designer in Real Life. He has been working on lighting in both Real Life and Second Life.|
|William Richelieu lives in the USA|
|French artist, Yann Minn, was born in 1957, and describes himself as a "noonaute" who is exploring the Noosphere. From his noopérégrinations he has brought many art works, including an immersive multimedia installation titled: "Media ØØØ", which discribes a virtual world, and was shown at the Museum of Modern Art Georges Pompidou in 1983. During thirty years of art creation, his artwork has centered around cyberspace, persistent worlds, eroticism, BDSM and Science-Fiction. Yann Minn has also directed short video films and computer graphic movies as well as work on multimedia|
|museographies, television documentaries, websites, and real-time or precomputed interactive 3D for Websites. Yann Minh has also written a cyberpunk science-fiction novel published in 1997 by Florent-Massot, describing a cyberspace. In recent years Yann Minh is very invested in the persistent world : "Second Life", where he is transferring his noomuseum. Yann Minn lives in France|
|Zero Ball is an artist who is based entirely in Second Life. As such, Zero has never exhibited any work outside of Second Life. He hopes this might be possible in the future. Zero found a world of creation within Second Life that opened an untapped vain of creativity, etherial and dream-like, summing up the love and passion between two people. He mainly uses a mix of textures that are based on water and metal found in old photographs or created in photoshop. Zero has formed his own branch of Kinetic Art called Meta Art with the aim of breaking boundaries with the use of scripts to enhance art|
|and create emotions and interaction. Zero Ball lives in the United Kingdom.|
|Since October 26th, 2007 my unique life is shaping in pixels... just from there I live here. I'm a woman, winged, replicant, atypical. I explore Metaverse flying on SL skies, my life here is interaction. My objective is to meet human essence in each of its faces. Each meeting is like a phantom feather that raises small grains of sand away from our souls..... to show us the best there.
Each of my logins are told thanks to my "Ali di Pixel" (pixel's wings), on my "public notecard": http://zhoramaynard.blogspot.com
|My creative-expressive path is evolved: first with a blogger, then with a"free verse poet" and now with a "prim-matrix". I define myself as a "prim-matrix": an author of "metaversal-feelings into prims". A work born when a story, a piece of lived-life contaminates my pixel-life. From there, meta-reasoning spiral let flow an idea that is regenerated into prims... my "creative acts" are sleights of hand to "impress in a prim" what dwell in my winged heart.
My suggestion ? Click Fly button and think that: "Can fly high just who dare do it".
My artworks: http://www.flickr.com/photos/zhoramaynardart
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