What’s going on in the Second Arts?

I’ll try the open thread approach this week – Anyone with a Second Life art exhibition (especially those using the Second Life virtual world as a tool in creating the artwork, as opposed to those that simply use it as a vehicle to display RL works), post your information in the comments.  Don’t forget a SLURL so we can teleport over!

If you’ve seen a great art display by someone else and want to share the knowledge, please post as well in the comments.

To kick things off, I’ll reprint a release I received after the fold.  I can’t wait to see what you have to report from the Grid!

Artist Alizarin Goldflake Brings Immersive Art to the Waterfront

“Floating World: Immersive Art at the Marina,” featuring the glowing, mesmerizing, immersive 3-D art of SL artist Alizarin Goldflake, will be displayed on the docks and in the air above the beautiful waters of Bissorte Marina.


The complete exhibition will last for two and a half hours only on Saturday, May 10, from 8 – 10:30 am PDT.  Ms. Goldflake will be present to answer questions.  Selected pieces will remain on view until May 17th.

All attendees of the Exhibition will be able to collect an art-wearable from the gift vendor, and the 10th visitor to the event will win a free work of art from Ali’s portfolio.

“My goal is to engage the viewer in the kaleidoscopic interactions between textures and in the mood generated by the piece,” Goldflake explained. In some cases the work is enhanced with sound created by the artist. The viewer is encouraged to treat the work as immersive art, either entering the sculptures with one’s avatar or by mouselook.  Many of the pieces look best at World/Force Sun/Midnight.  The 2-D digital collages also on view on the roof of a near-by villa (TP accessible) are inspired by Alizarin’s SL sculptures.

Highlights from Ali’s SL resume include SECOND LIGHT: Alizarin Goldflake and Elros Tuominen, Kirkness Art Center (February 2008);  Ars Virtua, “No Matter” (February 2008);  the Oyster Bay Anniversary Show (January 2008);  Deep Sexy Cool” organized by Morris Vig of Oyster Bay for the official Playboy sim (July 31, 2007); and First Prize, Haiku Speed Building Contest, Virtual Artists Alliance, February 14, 2008.

Alizarin’s sculptures consist of simple prims or combinations of prims textured with multiple textures, both opaque and transparent.  The textures and the prims are animated with a script or combination of scripts.   Both the 2- and 3-D works incorporate textures made from Ali’s real life digital drawings.  The drawings are done like drawings in traditional media except that she uses digital tools, including a software program called Corel Painter and a pressure-sensitive digitizing tablet and stylus.   As she draws, the tablet and stylus electronically translate the motions of her hand into strokes that look as though they were made with the drawing tool she has selected (charcoal pencil or pastel, for example).  These strokes occur real-time on her monitor.

Alizarin’s other digital skills include Photoshop (textures), Rokuro and Tokoroten (Sculpty Textures), Cam Studio (video), and Audacity (sound).

Alizarin has been a RL professional visual artist for many years.  She shows in several prominent galleries, and her work is included in many museum, corporate, and private collections.

“I love it that my digitally-created work at last has a home in a digital environment,” says Alizarin.

All SL media outlets are invited to a 30-minute sneak preview of the installation and the Bissorte Marina with the artist on May 9 at 1 pm SL time. Be the first to wear Ali’s art-wearable.

3 Responses

  1. Just a few…

    –Radiance @ AngelGate: http://slurl.com/secondlife/angelgate/191/54/280/
    –Collaborations “Wonderful Women”: http://slurl.com/secondlife/shepherd/233/59/95/
    –Photography @ Crescent Moon: http://slurl.com/secondlife/fairchang village/218/206/31/

  2. I’m still intrigued by the project/installation of “The Wall” now at Haven’s Paradise on weekends.

  3. […] Here’s me (Max Newbold) in an installation of works by Alizarin Goldflake. […]

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