End of the line for the Artisan Gallerias

One of SL’s best galleries is closing, per Jordan Morgenrote’s announcement:

I tried to do something different, bring something different to the table. I was aware, as most were, that it wouldn’t be a money-making venture. Not for me, nor for the artists… but being associated with a gallery as unique as this one was, I think that in itself was special. Being associated with the other artists in the gallery, that was special, too.

And it still is a special place until it closes on December 8. I strongly urge everyone to check out this incredible collection of immersive experiences before it goes away forever.

Isolde Flamand’s “Best of SL Art 2007” photo recap

As I was tied up on my laptop and unable to take any worthwhile photos, Isolde Flamand was kind enough to take a few fantastic photos, which really appear to be portraits more than snapshots.  (Also speaks to the quality of avatar appearance…especially skins and hair.  I guess the SL art community takes personal appearance seriously!)

Let’s lead off with the organizers of this whole program, Enniv Zarf and Cyanide Seelowe.  Enniv performed some free-form piano immediately following as the crowd mingled.

Many more photos after the fold…

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Best of SL Art 2007

Per Enniv Zarf’s collaborative effort with Cyanide Seelowe, published at Krystal Epic:

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Winners after the fold…

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Same piece, different views

Part of the beauty of this intersection of SL sculpture and SL photography is the subjective interpretation of inworld artwork as expressed in the images we share. Thanks to friends, as well as sites like Snapzilla, you can see the diversity in the artistic eye.

Today’s case study: Light Waves’ Angel in Bondage from the Rezzable Hallucinogen sim. First up, Isolde Flamand:

…and MANY more interpretations to follow…

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SL resident photos of the First Nations Dancers

I really don’t like to toss out the SL group notice spam, but works like Cheen Pitney’s latest collection deserves attention. Apparently so, as people are sending me their own SL photographic interpretations of this collection.

Jordan Morgenrote took this piece (and the one immediately after the fold), which was lightly Photoshopped to accent the wonderful lines of these pieces:

First Nations Dancers series (Photoshopped), photo by Jordan Morgenrote

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Follow the Path

A great photo of “sculptie” SL sculpture by Light Waves, taken by Jordan Morgenrote:

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MUST READ: “A Story of Dual Hope”

Jordan MorgenroteWhat a GREAT blog post from Jordan Morgenrote on her Jordan’s Jewelry blog.

Beautiful work, fantastic stories. Top flight gallery owner, fantastic jeweler – now a storyteller too?

Dang.