Sunday, December 19, 2010

The Winter Bear @ Pirats!

My immersive art build "The Winter Bear" has just been installed in a snowy landscape that I built at Pirats Art Network Omega this weekend, along with the digital drawings of the totem animals that appear inside as particles. The opening reception will be Tuesday, December 21 (the winter solstice!), at 1:30 pm PST.

I decided to recycle a favorite set from the RL play, "The Winter Bear" by Anne Hanley, as one of my Immersive Art bell jars. The scene happens in the middle of a blizzard with temperatures so cold that hoar frost crystals form spontaneously in midair. The spirit of the Winter Bear reigns over all, while totem animal images populate the wind. Spruces and snowcapped boulders surround the cave from which the bear broke its hibernation to meet its fate. If you take the pose ball inside, you can recapture the last few peaceful moments of the doomed animal's life.

Here's the SLurl to the installation: thanks to Merlina Rokocoko and Newbab Zsigmond for so generously and professionally hosting so much of the amazing art that is being created in Second Life!

Link to the teaser for the RL play:

DIGITAL ART: Martha Jane Bradford
Web Site:
MJB Blog:
VIRTUAL ART: Alizarin Goldflake (Metaverse avatar of Martha Jane Bradford)
Atelier Alizarin (Second Life studio):
Anza Borrego Oak:
Acquarella:the Fable ( a Chantal Harvey machinima) (Chinese narration)
Metemspyche's Garden:
Studio Tour:
The Maze:
The Mysterious Forest:
The Winter Bear:

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