A visual example of the scale of Madcow Cosmos

Take a look at this dragon, towering around 15,000 sq m of Second Life land:Madcow Cosmos Day 3b

….and don’t forget the one on the ground!  These pieces are incredible in their complexity and scale.  Wish I knew how Madcow does it.

Mark Your Calendars!

This concert is coming up – and new Oyster Bay Market storeowner (and musician!) cypress Rosewood is participating.

cypress concert 1

Sounds like a good time!

A new Starax piece!

Siobhan OFlynn stopped by Oyster Bay to look around, and we got to talking. As a long-time Second Life resident (since 2003!), Siobhan told me that she and her SL/RL husband are both proud owners of highly coveted Starax wands. After swapping stories about Starax’s art and its effect on Second Life, Siobhan kindly offered to display one of the few pieces in the wand that are not temp-to-rez, Starax’s snowman. Here it is on display at Oyster Bay:

Starax snowman

We then proceeded to rez giant pocketwatches, screwdrivers and pails with surfing fairies. Most fun, however, was the wand-generated tanks, which we chased each other around the market and ended when she shot mine, bursting it into flames. No worries – it’s SL, so no blood was spilled!

Best news of all for Oyster Bay devotees is that Siobhan has graciously agreed to hold a “Wand party” at Oyster Bay for all comers. Hours and hours of rezzing fun, I gather! More news on that as it becomes available.

Madcow Cosmos: 14 Days, 14 Sculptures show

Perhaps one of Second Life’s most unappreciated masters is Madcow Cosmos. Madcow, you see, doesn’t really think small. He rarely builds a piece under 100 prims, and generally in excess of 500 prims. Some even approach 1000. Madcow doesn’t own land in SL, so he builds in sandboxes and rarely has time to display his works. Here’s Madcow in one of his MANY avatars – clearly not your average SL character:

Thanks to a lucky break, I picked up a prim farm in Oyster and found myself flush with prims right before the Oyster Bay spring show. This translated into an incredible 3-level Sabine Stonebender show for 2 weeks, followed by Madcow’s “14 Days, 14 Sculptures.”

Because of the size of the pieces, Madcow can only rez one or 2 at a time. His solution: Use his 1000 prims to display a different piece (or set) every day! Here’s a synopsis thus far:

Day 1 was a “bones” combination of Moby Dick and an evidently unhappy Captain Ahab, as well as an oversized Atlas carrying an earth that you could fly into. (I’m working on getting photos up for that….a little slow out of the gate…)

Day 2 was a 920 prim, 100m tall steampunk robot dinosaur (thanks to Torley Linden for the Snapzilla post!):

Torley clearly was taken with the display, as he (she?) posted a fun artistic interpretation of the above picture on the Torley Lives blog.

Special mention needs to go to Joeru Pugilist, who posted this fantastic blog entry on Day 2.

Day 3 returns the bones to Oyster Bay, this time in the form of dragons. This one was perched above:Madcow Day 3

And this one lurked below:

Madcow Day 3a

Perhaps the most rewarding part of this show is that people are really taking to it. Perhaps it’s the fantastic designs, perhaps it’s the amazing sizes – but people are coming over to check out some AMAZING SL artistic work. And that, as Martha would say, is a “good thing.”

11 more displays to go! What’s coming next – I have no idea…!