My real life circumstances have changed somewhat in the last three weeks, and this week featured three straight evenings of performance-related issues (Monday and Tuesday at the Playboy sim for Culturebeats, Wednesday at our Cypress Rosewood show) – so I literally have had no time to swap Hidden Starax! pieces like I should have last night. I just learned that I’ll be leaving town tomorrow night for the weekend in a celebration of the opening of the American college football season, so it’ll likely be Sunday night before I can get to the final display in the Hidden Starax! show.
Which is all for the best, as I didn’t even document the 6 pieces that made up this week’s exhibit. Let’s get to those…
First of the four eclectically-mixed pieces on the main sculpture platform is the Starax Statosky Elephant. It’s a reasonably simple piece for Starax, but he makes even the basic pieces look real good:
Marianne McCann takes a much better snapshot than I of this piece:
Next up, the Starax Unicorn. We featured his horse pieces toward the beginning of Hidden Starax!, and this is a nice bookend for the nearly two-month long show:
Marianne McCann uses the closeup to good effect:
Daedalus Young does it right, too, using the “midnight” lighting setting and extra light-prims for maximum effect…what incredible shininess! Are you sure Windlight hasn’t been released yet?
Check after the fold for another proof of Vig’s Theory of SL sculpture art…
Here’s Isolde Flamand’s shot of Mura Tomsen demonstrating that the “coolness” of an SL sculpture correlates with its ability to be sat upon (Hee hee… Not even Starax is immune from Vig’s Theory!):
Starax’s Fountain Girl is probably the most intricate of the pieces this week, with heavy prim construction crossed with a wonderful flowing water accented by a particle spray:
Isolde Flamand offers a couple interesting views:
Marianne McCann shows off the delicate shininess of the piece:
And you really have to admire how Daedalus Young uses extra lighting to add an entirely new dimension to Starax’s work:
The last piece on the main platform is perhaps my favorite, if only for its fantastic quality. Starax’s Dart is a simple work, one that reminds you that SL sometimes is about taking the familiar and making it unfamiliar (in this case, playing with its size):
Isolde Flamand uses the Dart to show the difference that the RenderGlow feature makes:
And Marianne takes a straight-on look at it…
…while Daedalus looks at it from the other end!
Over in Shepherd, perhaps my favorite free piece – and one that many people were not aware was free – the Fallen Angel!
What a great closeup by Daedalus:
And the bonus free piece was the Thing in a Crate…Here’s Daedalus’ creative snapshot of it. You’ll have to swing by and see what it looks like from the outside!
Next change in pieces will be the last….what’s left, you ask? Come back and see!