Sunday, October 30, 2011

Pictures from the Grand Opening of Acquarella: After the Apocalypse



It was a wonderful party!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/alizaringoldflake/sets/72157628011874342/

Many thanks to host Jeri Rahja, to the musicians Chandra Deed and DeclanG, and to all the lovely people who showed up to celebrate with me. Exhausted but happy .... :-)

Saturday, October 22, 2011

GRAND OPENING for "Acquarella: After the Apocalypse


My first full-sim immersive art creation, "Acquarella: After the Apocalypse," opens on Saturday, October 29, 12 -3 PDT, on Jeri Rahja's Nexus Central sim in InWorldz. Enjoy music by Chandra Deed noon to 1:30 pm PDT and Declan G 1:30 - 3 pm PDT. Feast on sushi, ride a pink seahorse, come see a story as told by a sim!

http://places.inworldz.com/Nexus%20Central/211/49/25

The installation is based on "Acquarella: The Fable," a machinima written and staged by Alizarin and filmed by Chantal Harvey. The machinima was shown at the World's Fair in Shanghai in September and October 2010 under the auspices of Aino Barr/Christina Garcia Lasuen.
links:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KX1eFMtjV6U (English narration)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hhO2Rf88uM (Chinese narration)

The sim has been terraformed into four containers, and this InWorldz version of the story is told in four parts, one for each of the quadrants.

The first quadrant depicts a time when The Age of Man has ended in a blaze of fire, famine, and warfare.

In the second, the Age of Acquarella dawns. The mighty goddess begins to repopulate the seas with outposts of aquariums filled with creatures that survived in the cool depths of the oceans. Hoping to avoid the violent excesses of her forebears, she plans for these mini-oceans to be peaceful and pure, hence colored only with the purest of colors, black and white.

Alas, as they say, if you want to make the Devil laugh, make plans. The third quadrant shows one of our aquariums as a dead zone, all the life squeezed out of it by the goddess's rigid reliance on purity.

At last the goddess softens her ideas, and the fourth quadrant blooms in a burst of color and fecundity. There are fanciful plants, brilliant fish, pink seahorses, showers of multicolored diatoms, masses of ikura eggs, and dance balls everywhere. It seems like paradise, but there is a hint of the sinister in the sushi pavilion, where it appears that the aquarium has succumbed to cannibalism. Even more sinister is the black spy monster lurking out of sight overhead and manipulating destiny to travel full circle like the merry go round that marks the passage back to the disaster quadrant. In the end the story of the sim asks whether moral progress is possible.

I am a digital artist in Real Life and I used the following RL software in the creation of the work: Corel Painter (digital drawing/textures), Photoshop (textures), Blender (sculpties), and Audacity (sound). I also relied heavily on my experience with virtual tools, including prim editing, texturing, and script modification. The sim was begun in February 2011 and finished eight months later. Although bits and pieces may make it to other grids, "Acquarella: After the Apocalypse" in its entirety is unique and always will be to Nexus Central in InWorldz.

Many thanks to Jeri Rahja for granting me the use of the sim, to Elenia LLewellyn for technical support, and to Zauber Paracelsus for help with scripting and lag.

Prior to opening, Acquarella has received some most welcome publicity.
**The first quadrant was featured on on Treet.tv, Episode 120.
** An interview by treasured friend Nazz Lane appeared on August 1, 2011: http://laneslist.blogspot.com/2011/08/preview-of-alizarin-goldflakes.html.
**And another by the incomparable Thirza Ember on October 19, 2011 : http://pingsfromtheafterlife.blogspot.com/

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Links:
DIGITAL ART: Martha Jane Bradford
Web Site: http://www.marthavista.com/
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/
MJB Blog: http://marthajanebradford.blogspot.com/
VIRTUAL ART: Alizarin Goldflake (Metaverse avatar of Martha Jane Bradford)
Atelier Alizarin (Second Life studio): http://slurl.com/secondlife/Lie/222/189/35
Blog: http://alizaringoldflake.blogspot.com/
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/alizaringoldflake/
YOUTUBE VIDEOS: http://www.youtube.com/user/AlizarinGoldflake
Anza Borrego Oak:
http://www.youtube.com/user/AlizarinGoldflake#p/u/1/5s_KRMi55v8
Acquarella:
http://www.youtube.com/user/AlizarinGoldflake#p/a/u/0/u-lo6JosN0M
Acquarella:the Fable ( a Chantal Harvey machinima)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KX1eFMtjV6U
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hhO2Rf88uM (Chinese narration)
Metemspyche's Garden:
http://www.youtube.com/user/AlizarinGoldflake#p/u/2/GfQGuNXWvLo
Requiem for Fukushima Daiichi:
http://youtu.be/2H_ne2XbcNs
Studio Tour:
http://www.youtube.com/user/AlizarinGoldflake#p/u/3/XDjrLmPpopA
The Maze:
http://www.youtube.com/user/AlizarinGoldflake#p/u/4/OEa9rtEiINE
The Mysterious Forest:
http://www.youtube.com/user/AlizarinGoldflake#p/u/5/c6Xv_pAf0Qc
The Winter Bear:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMYSYJNkm1E&list=QL&playnext=1

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Wonderful review by Thirza Ember of Acquarella: After the Apocalypse - opening soon!

Many thanks to Thirza for this sensitive, insightful, and appreciative coverage of my first full-sim installation: http://pingsfromtheafterlife.blogspot.com/


More to come soon!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011

Digital-Virtual Art Exhibit at the Museum of Science Boston Thrown Under the Bus

My typist's Digital-Virtual Art Exhibit at the Museum of Science Boston has been thrown under the bus. Details here: http://bit.ly/rkKb7k

Monday, July 4, 2011

Act II: Destruction of The Angry Gods, UWA

FreeWee Ling, Goddess of Destruction

Before

After

A glorious mess

Thanks for the gum, Miso!

Scene of Otter Destruction

Freedom!

Buried Joys: The END

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Demolition of The Angry Gods


Things Fall Apart

FreeWee Ling set about taking down her UWA full sim build yesterday with a massive demolition and invited people to watch. Awesome end to an awesome build. More explosions scheduled for today (June 30, 2011).


The Center Cannot Hold


FreeWee plays the harp ...


...while Fuschia looks on

Saturday, June 18, 2011

"Ophion's Egg" won First Prize in the 'Inspired by Mythology' Art Contest at Haveli Gallery


The above is a photo of me with Asmita Duranjaya, one of the organizers and judges for the contest, in front of Ophion's Egg.

I am honored to announce that my "Ophion's Egg" was awarded First Prize in the 'Inspired by Mythology' Art Contest on view at Haveli Gallery from May - June 2011. Haveli is located in Shekhawati, a beautiful sim - well worth a visit! - dedicated to the art, culture and architecture of India and the South Asian sub-continent. http://slurl.com/secondlife/Shekhawati/190/158/23 The contest was judged by Asmita, Audrey Cresci, and Hiawatha Runningbear using an ingenious art-rating device devised by GeeJann Blackadder.

A video of the show and the opening, complete with a classical Indian music performance, can be seen here: http://giridevi.blogspot.com .



Asmita's beautiful sari perfectly compliments the art!

My artist statement about "Ophion's Egg:"
"In the beginning Eurynome, the Goddess of All Things, rose naked from Chaos, but found nothing substantial for her feet to rest upon, and therefore divided the sea from the sky, dancing lovely upon its waves. She danced toward the south, and the wind set in motion behind her seemed something new and apart with which to begin the work of creation. Wheeling about, she caught hold of this north wind, rubbed it between her hands, and behold! the great serpent Ophion. Eurynome danced to warm herself, wildly and more wildly, until Ophion, grown lustful, coiled about those divine limbs ..." -- Robert Graves

Ophion mated with Eurynome. In the form of a dove upon the waves, she laid the Cosmic Egg and bade him to incubate it by coiling seven times around until it split in two and hatched "all things that exist... sun, moon, planets, stars, the earth with its mountains and rivers, its trees, herbs, and living creatures." Then Ophion and Eurynome dwelt on Mt. Olympus until Ophion's boasting led Eurynome to banish him to the darkness below the earth.

Robert Graves in his book The Greek Myths (ISBN 0-14-017199-1) imaginatively reconstructs this Bronze-Age Pelasgian creation myth.

From the Medley Arts Call to Artists:
"Ancient myth has always provided fertile ground for artists and theorists of the visual. However, current writing on contemporary art is, with few exceptions, curiously devoid of mythological content, despite demonstrable interest in myth on the part of several contemporary artists, ranging from earlier figures such as Louise Bourgeois and Cy Twombly to more recent arrivals such as Gregory Crewdson, Fred Wilson, Bill Viola, Ann Hamilton, and John Currin. While some artists’ work invokes the power of classical European mythology explicitly, as in an expressly narcissistic video by Patty Chang (Fountain, 1999) or an Orpheus-inspired installation by Felix Gonzales-Torres (Untitled (Orpheus, Twice), 1991), others gesture toward myth in more subtle ways, as do for example, Gerhard Richter’s mirrored installations and paintings. "

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Links:
DIGITAL ART: Martha Jane Bradford
Web Site: http://www.marthavista.com/
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/
MJB Blog: http://marthajanebradford.blogspot.com/
VIRTUAL ART: Alizarin Goldflake (Metaverse avatar of Martha Jane Bradford)
Atelier Alizarin (Second Life studio): http://slurl.com/secondlife/Lie/222/189/35
Blog: http://alizaringoldflake.blogspot.com/
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/alizaringoldflake/
YOUTUBE VIDEOS: http://www.youtube.com/user/AlizarinGoldflake
Anza Borrego Oak:
http://www.youtube.com/user/AlizarinGoldflake#p/u/1/5s_KRMi55v8
Acquarella:
http://www.youtube.com/user/AlizarinGoldflake#p/a/u/0/u-lo6JosN0M
Acquarella:the Fable ( a Chantal Harvey machinima)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KX1eFMtjV6U
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hhO2Rf88uM (Chinese narration)
Metemspyche's Garden:
http://www.youtube.com/user/AlizarinGoldflake#p/u/2/GfQGuNXWvLo
Requiem for Fukushima Daiichi:
http://youtu.be/2H_ne2XbcNs
Studio Tour:
http://www.youtube.com/user/AlizarinGoldflake#p/u/3/XDjrLmPpopA
The Maze:
http://www.youtube.com/user/AlizarinGoldflake#p/u/4/OEa9rtEiINE
The Mysterious Forest:
http://www.youtube.com/user/AlizarinGoldflake#p/u/5/c6Xv_pAf0Qc
The Winter Bear:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMYSYJNkm1E&list=QL&playnext=1
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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Amazing Art Show at the LEA Sandbox this week


^^ my "Requiem for Fukushima Daiichi" at the LEA Sandy

I usually reserve this blog for blowing my own horn, but I am so impressed with the number and quality of the art pieces rezzed at the Linden Endowment for the Arts Sandbox this week, and I know there is just no way that what I want to say will fit into a tweet - so read it here it :)

Exhibiting artists (with apologies to anyone I overlooked - please feel free to add your name in the comment box):
Alizarin Goldflake
Artistide Despres
Betty Tureaud
Daco Monday
DanCoyote Antonelli
Dekka Raymaker
Giovanna Cerise
Laurel Leavitt
Madcow Cosmos
Mimo Vacano
Oberon Onmura
PatriciaAnne Daviau
Pol Jarvinen
Robin Moore

Go have a look here: http://slurl.com/secondlife/LEA5/122/129/24

I would also like to mention the two pieces that most interested me. Artee (Artistide) has a geometric called AD_GrandeMain (Big Hand) clawing it's way out of the ocean. Disembarking from it like an endless stream of immigrants are particles of Artee's avatar ( I think they are particles) - very clever! Mimo Vacano, someone I am not familiar with, has 5 Kaleidoscope builds that do beautiful morphing textures reminiscent of early Glyph Graves, a real pleasure to look at. Thank you, Mimo!

And thank you to Linden Lab for providing this outlet for Second Life artists.

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Alizarin's Links:
DIGITAL ART: Martha Jane Bradford
Web Site: http://www.marthavista.com/
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/
MJB Blog: http://marthajanebradford.blogspot.com/
VIRTUAL ART: Alizarin Goldflake (Metaverse avatar of Martha Jane Bradford)
Atelier Alizarin (Second Life studio): http://slurl.com/secondlife/Lie/222/189/35
Blog: http://alizaringoldflake.blogspot.com/
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/alizaringoldflake/
YOUTUBE VIDEOS: http://www.youtube.com/user/AlizarinGoldflake
Anza Borrego Oak:
http://www.youtube.com/user/AlizarinGoldflake#p/u/1/5s_KRMi55v8
Acquarella:
http://www.youtube.com/user/AlizarinGoldflake#p/a/u/0/u-lo6JosN0M
Acquarella:the Fable ( a Chantal Harvey machinima)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KX1eFMtjV6U
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hhO2Rf88uM (Chinese narration)
Metemspyche's Garden:
http://www.youtube.com/user/AlizarinGoldflake#p/u/2/GfQGuNXWvLo
Requiem for Fukushima Daiichi:
http://youtu.be/2H_ne2XbcNs
Studio Tour:
http://www.youtube.com/user/AlizarinGoldflake#p/u/3/XDjrLmPpopA
The Maze:
http://www.youtube.com/user/AlizarinGoldflake#p/u/4/OEa9rtEiINE
The Mysterious Forest:
http://www.youtube.com/user/AlizarinGoldflake#p/u/5/c6Xv_pAf0Qc
The Winter Bear:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMYSYJNkm1E&list=QL&playnext=1

Monday, May 16, 2011

Requiem for Fukushima Daiichi Machinima

A machinima about my immersive art installation "Requiem for Fukushima Daiichi" has just gone up on YouTube. Made in collaboration with my husband, Alfred Ajami, it documents the art, a dramatic build of sinister beauty inspired by the nuclear catastrophe in Japan.

The installation opened Saturday, April 30, in Second Life in the Sky Sculpture Garden at Atelier Alizarin, where it will remain on semi-permanent exhibition. Slurl:
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Lie/174/209/801
Please feel free to visit anytime.

You can read a thoughtful post titled "Hope in Art" by the incomparable Persia Bravin here http://www.chromeneversleeps.com/ Something else auspicious just occurred to me - my "Requiem" is installed in Tenshin-En, my virtual Japanese garden modeled on a RL Japanese garden at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The name, engraved in Japanese characters on the wall behind the stage, means "Heart of Heaven." So the nuclear disaster is cradled in the peace and beauty of the Heart of Heaven.

And these posts from Malburns Writer, who I swear - along with Chrome - never sleeps!
http://malburns.wordpress.com/2011/05/16/requiem-for-fukushima-daiichi/http://vodpod.com/watch/8936662-requiem-for-fukushima-daiichi

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Links:
DIGITAL ART: Martha Jane Bradford
Web Site: http://www.marthavista.com/
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/
MJB Blog: http://marthajanebradford.blogspot.com/
VIRTUAL ART: Alizarin Goldflake (Metaverse avatar of Martha Jane Bradford)
Atelier Alizarin (Second Life studio): http://slurl.com/secondlife/Lie/222/189/35
Blog: http://alizaringoldflake.blogspot.com/
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/alizaringoldflake/
YOUTUBE VIDEOS: http://www.youtube.com/user/AlizarinGoldflake
Anza Borrego Oak:
http://www.youtube.com/user/AlizarinGoldflake#p/u/1/5s_KRMi55v8
Acquarella:
http://www.youtube.com/user/AlizarinGoldflake#p/a/u/0/u-lo6JosN0M
Acquarella:the Fable ( a Chantal Harvey machinima)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KX1eFMtjV6U
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hhO2Rf88uM (Chinese narration)
Metemspyche's Garden:
http://www.youtube.com/user/AlizarinGoldflake#p/u/2/GfQGuNXWvLo
Requiem for Fukushima Daiichi:
http://youtu.be/2H_ne2XbcNs
Studio Tour:
http://www.youtube.com/user/AlizarinGoldflake#p/u/3/XDjrLmPpopA
The Maze:
http://www.youtube.com/user/AlizarinGoldflake#p/u/4/OEa9rtEiINE
The Mysterious Forest:
http://www.youtube.com/user/AlizarinGoldflake#p/u/5/c6Xv_pAf0Qc
The Winter Bear:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMYSYJNkm1E&list=QL&playnext=1

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Requiem for Fukushima



Virtual art world patron Jeri Rajha asked me to turn part of the sim I am developing for her into a piece of Immersive Art and set it for sale to help support the fees for my sim. So - "Requiem for Fukushima" was born. It is available both in InWorldz and Second Life. I will release it in SL on Saturday, April 30, in the Sky Sculpture Garden at Atelier Alizarin. All are cordially invited to drop in anytime. I will be posting studio hours via group notices throughout the month of May when I will be available to welcome visitors. The first studio hour will be Saturday, April 30, from 2 - 3 pm.
Second Life: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Lie/174/209/801
and Inworldz: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Nexus%20Central/130/126/201

"Requiem for Fukushima" is a dramatic build of sinister beauty inspired by the Fukushima catastrophe in Japan. Housed inside a pyramid shell, it contains lurid plants, flames, billowing black smoke, and burning cinders. Even the rocks are glowing. Max your particle count!

The quadrant of the InWorldz sim that is the source of the imagery portrays a post-apocalyptic ecological disaster scene, which the Fukushima catastrophe so completely embodies in RL.

The build is 30 x 30 x 30 meters and 145 prims.

Once visitors have toured "Fukushima," they are invited to enjoy the surrounding Sky Sculpture Garden, modeled on a RL Japanese Garden, or to use the TP boxes to visit other Atelier Alizarin features: Immersive Art, Musical Kinetics, Orfeo's Oratorio, The Particularium, RL digital drawings; digital collages; Chez Ali, Alizarin's store, and on the ground, a beautiful valley nestled against steep coastal mountains.

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Links:
DIGITAL ART: Martha Jane Bradford
Web Site: http://www.marthavista.com/
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/
MJB Blog: http://marthajanebradford.blogspot.com/
VIRTUAL ART: Alizarin Goldflake (Metaverse avatar of Martha Jane Bradford)
Atelier Alizarin (Second Life studio): http://slurl.com/secondlife/Lie/222/189/35
Blog: http://alizaringoldflake.blogspot.com/
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/alizaringoldflake/
YOUTUBE VIDEOS: http://www.youtube.com/user/AlizarinGoldflake
Anza Borrego Oak:
http://www.youtube.com/user/AlizarinGoldflake#p/u/1/5s_KRMi55v8
Acquarella:
http://www.youtube.com/user/AlizarinGoldflake#p/a/u/0/u-lo6JosN0M
Acquarella:the Fable ( a Chantal Harvey machinima)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KX1eFMtjV6U
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hhO2Rf88uM (Chinese narration)
Metemspyche's Garden:
http://www.youtube.com/user/AlizarinGoldflake#p/u/2/GfQGuNXWvLo
Studio Tour:
http://www.youtube.com/user/AlizarinGoldflake#p/u/3/XDjrLmPpopA
The Maze:
http://www.youtube.com/user/AlizarinGoldflake#p/u/4/OEa9rtEiINE
The Mysterious Forest:
http://www.youtube.com/user/AlizarinGoldflake#p/u/5/c6Xv_pAf0Qc
The Winter Bear:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMYSYJNkm1E&list=QL&playnext=1

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Acquarella: After the Apocalypse on Treet.tv!



The Acquarella saga continues. It's latest incarnation is on a sim in InWorldz loaned to me by virtual art patron Jeri Rajha, where I am retelling the story in 4 sections. Yesterday Jeri and several of her artists, including me, were interviewed by Saffia Widdershins and Elrik Merlin for Treet.tv's "Designing Worlds." The interview, episode 120 from March 21, 2011 can be watched here: http://treet.tv/shows/designingworlds My segment starts at the 31 minute mark.

I have divided the sim into four sunken rooms or aquariums that will depict the story in four stages. This interview covered the opening scene:it is set after the ecological-apocalypse; the earth is in ruins. War, pollution, over-exploitation of resources, and the creation of toxic waste have left even the ocean floor in flames. Black smoke billows and flaming sparks rain down. The charred plants are lit with a lurid light. Dive klaxons and explosions break through the roar of crackling flames.

You can visit the build in InWorldz here: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Nexus%20Central/188/63/25
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Links:
DIGITAL ART: Martha Jane Bradford
Web Site: http://www.marthavista.com/
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/
MJB Blog: http://marthajanebradford.blogspot.com/
VIRTUAL ART: Alizarin Goldflake (Metaverse avatar of Martha Jane Bradford)
Atelier Alizarin (Second Life studio): http://slurl.com/secondlife/Lie/222/189/35
Blog: http://alizaringoldflake.blogspot.com/
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/alizaringoldflake/
YOUTUBE VIDEOS: http://www.youtube.com/user/AlizarinGoldflake
Anza Borrego Oak:
http://www.youtube.com/user/AlizarinGoldflake#p/u/1/5s_KRMi55v8
Acquarella:
http://www.youtube.com/user/AlizarinGoldflake#p/a/u/0/u-lo6JosN0M
Acquarella:the Fable ( a Chantal Harvey machinima)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KX1eFMtjV6U
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hhO2Rf88uM (Chinese narration)
Metemspyche's Garden:
http://www.youtube.com/user/AlizarinGoldflake#p/u/2/GfQGuNXWvLo
Studio Tour:
http://www.youtube.com/user/AlizarinGoldflake#p/u/3/XDjrLmPpopA
The Maze:
http://www.youtube.com/user/AlizarinGoldflake#p/u/4/OEa9rtEiINE
The Mysterious Forest:
http://www.youtube.com/user/AlizarinGoldflake#p/u/5/c6Xv_pAf0Qc
The Winter Bear:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMYSYJNkm1E&list=QL&playnext=1

Sunday, February 6, 2011

The Mysterious Forest_Open Studio





I will hold an Open Studio for my newest immersive art build, "The Mysterious Forest," on Sunday, February 20, 2 pm PST at Atelier Alizarin. All are cordially invited. http://slurl.com/secondlife/Lie/203/203/321

On approach, your avatar magically disappears into the trees. The world grows ominously dark. The body-snatching moonbeam whispers TOUCH ME. Ghostly voices wail; an invisible man paces, leaving fading foot prints; an owl hoots amid a chorus of other forest calls. Eyes glow from the bushes. Spiders dangle, and swarms of bats swirl out of the trees. Totemic forest animals loom from the shadows and vanish like dreams. **Please touch!** In addition your eyes and ears, THE MYSTERIOUS FOREST interacts with your avatar physically. There are lots of animations: Sits, Marshmellow-toast; Sleep; Trapped (dare you to click on the spiders!); not to mention the mischievous moon. Look out for those creepy feelers under a rock! A beheaded snake - still poisonous? - twitches and rattles when you walk by. Evocative of the artist's childhood experiences camping, part of this build appeared in the Interactivity Collaboration at Caerleon Art Collective, but much has been added that's new.

"The Mysterious Forest" is 20 meters high and 40 meters in diameter, and, at 174 prims, one of my larger immersive art environments. The imagery is based on my digital drawing "Anza Borrego Oak."

This link http://www.marthavista.com/ABO_imagery.htm will take you to a web page where you can see the original digital drawing, as well as two machinimas, one about creating the drawing and one about the build at Caerleon, featuring Miss soror Nishi and me dancing with some other avatars.

Other Atelier Alizarin Attractions include: Musical Kinetics and more immersive art in Sky Studio one level down (TP or jump through the skylight :-), the Sky Sculpture Garden, Orfeo's Oratorio, The Particularium on the third floor, RL digital drawings on the second floor, 2-D digital collages on the first floor, and a beautiful sculpture park on the ground. And don't forget Chez Ali, my store where you can pick up fun bits from earlier builds.

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Links:
DIGITAL ART: Martha Jane Bradford
Web Site: http://www.marthavista.com/
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/
MJB Blog: http://marthajanebradford.blogspot.com/
VIRTUAL ART: Alizarin Goldflake (Metaverse avatar of Martha Jane Bradford)
Atelier Alizarin (Second Life studio): http://slurl.com/secondlife/Lie/222/189/35
Blog: http://alizaringoldflake.blogspot.com/
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/alizaringoldflake/
YOUTUBE VIDEOS: http://www.youtube.com/user/AlizarinGoldflake
Anza Borrego Oak:
http://www.youtube.com/user/AlizarinGoldflake#p/u/1/5s_KRMi55v8
Acquarella:
http://www.youtube.com/user/AlizarinGoldflake#p/a/u/0/u-lo6JosN0M
Acquarella:the Fable ( a Chantal Harvey machinima)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KX1eFMtjV6U
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hhO2Rf88uM (Chinese narration)
Metemspyche's Garden:
http://www.youtube.com/user/AlizarinGoldflake#p/u/2/GfQGuNXWvLo
Studio Tour:
http://www.youtube.com/user/AlizarinGoldflake#p/u/3/XDjrLmPpopA
The Maze:
http://www.youtube.com/user/AlizarinGoldflake#p/u/4/OEa9rtEiINE
The Mysterious Forest:
http://www.youtube.com/user/AlizarinGoldflake#p/u/5/c6Xv_pAf0Qc
The Winter Bear:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMYSYJNkm1E&list=QL&playnext=1

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Ophion's Egg





Ginger Alsop just released a new machinima of favs from the January submissions to the UWA 3D Open Art Challenge. It features the works of soror Nishi, Oberon Onmura, Gleman Jun, Suzanne Graves, kyra Roxan, Claudia222 Jewell, mcarp Mavendorf, Nino Vichan, Giovanna Cerise, Silene Christen, Loup Erin, Ginger Aslop and yours truly, Alizarin Goldflake.

Watch the video here:



About Ophion's Egg:
"In the beginning Eurynome, the Goddess of All Things, rose naked from Chaos, but found nothing substantial for her feet to rest upon, and therefore divided the sea from the sky, dancing lovely upon its waves. She danced toward the south, and the wind set in motion behind her seemed something new and apart with which to begin the work of creation. Wheeling about, she caught hold of this north wind, rubbed it between her hands, and behold! the great serpent Ophion. Eurynome danced to warm herself, wildly and more wildly, until Ophion, grown lustful, coiled about those divine limbs ..." -- Robert Graves

Ophion mated with Eurynome. In the form of a dove upon the waves, she laid the Cosmic Egg and bade him to incubate it by coiling seven times around until it split in two and hatched "all things that exist... sun, moon, planets, stars, the earth with its mountains and rivers, its trees, herbs, and living creatures." Then Ophion and Eurynome dwelt on Mt. Olympus until Ophion's boasting led Eurynome to banish him to the darkness below the earth.

Robert Graves in his book The Greek Myths (ISBN 0-14-017199-1) imaginatively reconstructs this Bronze-Age Pelasgian creation myth.

See the build in Second Life here: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Lie/233/154/35
Be sure to walk close and turn your sound on to hear the delicate music that is embedded in the piece.
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Links:
DIGITAL ART: Martha Jane Bradford
Web Site: http://www.marthavista.com/
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/
MJB Blog: http://marthajanebradford.blogspot.com/
VIRTUAL ART: Alizarin Goldflake (Metaverse avatar of Martha Jane Bradford)
Atelier Alizarin (Second Life studio): http://slurl.com/secondlife/Lie/222/189/35
Blog: http://alizaringoldflake.blogspot.com/
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/alizaringoldflake/
YOUTUBE VIDEOS: http://www.youtube.com/user/AlizarinGoldflake
Anza Borrego Oak:
http://www.youtube.com/user/AlizarinGoldflake#p/u/1/5s_KRMi55v8
Acquarella:
http://www.youtube.com/user/AlizarinGoldflake#p/a/u/0/u-lo6JosN0M
Acquarella:the Fable ( a Chantal Harvey machinima)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KX1eFMtjV6U
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hhO2Rf88uM (Chinese narration)
Metemspyche's Garden:
http://www.youtube.com/user/AlizarinGoldflake#p/u/2/GfQGuNXWvLo
Studio Tour:
http://www.youtube.com/user/AlizarinGoldflake#p/u/3/XDjrLmPpopA
The Maze:
http://www.youtube.com/user/AlizarinGoldflake#p/u/4/OEa9rtEiINE
The Mysterious Forest:
http://www.youtube.com/user/AlizarinGoldflake#p/u/5/c6Xv_pAf0Qc
The Winter Bear:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMYSYJNkm1E&list=QL&playnext=1