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.
DIGITAL ART: Martha Jane Bradford
Web Site: http://www.marthavista.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
YOUTUBE VIDEOS: http://www.youtube.com/user/AlizarinGoldflake
Anza Borrego Oak:
Acquarella:the Fable ( a Chantal Harvey machinima)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hhO2Rf88uM (Chinese narration)
The Mysterious Forest:
The Winter Bear: