Great SL sculpture at Fort Stygian

Photo courtesy of Second Arts Photography‘s Isolde Flamand:

Shades of Madcow Cosmos in this piece!

[UPDATE: Even better than this picture is Isolde’s examination of the different editing techniques using the open source GIMP program…and then applying those techniques to the picture.  GREAT stuff – very eye-opening as to the potential of graphics/photo editing software.]

Duchess Voom with the Multicolor Twist

I received a very kind IM from Duchess Voom, who recently purchased my Multicolor Twist sculpture from Oyster Bay. I’m always interested in seeing how pieces are put to use at the customer’s place. Is it a residence? A business? Something else?

Duchess was considerate enough to offer a landmark…in this case, to her new residence. So I swung by and took a photo. Looks nice!

It makes me feel so great to know that my creative whimsy brings joy to people. Thanks for sharing your home with me!

The strange, strange world of Second Life art venue management

Some folks just don’t get it. Exhibit A, posted this week in SL’s Art & Artist Network group (really, it was):

Wanted new eager artists to display in an established gallery. Tempermental and complacent artists need not apply. Gallery owning artists will not be accepted for exhibit. Please IM [redacted] for an interview. No agents.

Classic. I really laughed at that one.

I mean, I don’t care for agents any more than the next owner. But excluding the “tempermental” and “complacent”? I’m just envisioning some artist looking at it and saying, “Man, I’d LOVE to show there, but I’m just too tempermental!” Or, perhaps, “I’m just too complacent for that place….”

As for the exclusion of gallery owning-artists, it looks like someone’s looking to set up a bunch of co-dependent relationships. Good luck to you!

Personally, I prefer more professional, adult relationships with my artists. But that’s just me.