• Alizarin Goldflake Acquarella - InWorldz
  • Alizarin Goldflake Acquarella - InWorldz
  • Alizarin Goldflake Acquarella - InWorldz
  • Alizarin Goldflake Acquarella - InWorldz
  • Alizarin Goldflake Acquarella - InWorldz
  • Alizarin Goldflake Acquarella - InWorldz
  • Alizarin Goldflake Acquarella - InWorldz
  • Alizarin Goldflake Acquarella - InWorldz
  • Alizarin Goldflake Acquarella - InWorldz
  • Alizarin Goldflake Acquarella - InWorldz
  • Alizarin Goldflake Acquarella - InWorldz
  • Alizarin Goldflake Acquarella - InWorldz
  • Alizarin Goldflake Acquarella - InWorldz
  • Alizarin Goldflake Acquarella
  • Alizarin Goldflake Acquarella - InWorldz
  • Alizarin Goldflake Acquarella - InWorldz
  • Alizarin Goldflake Acquarella - InWorldz
  • Alizarin Goldflake Acquarella - InWorldz
  • Alizarin Goldflake Acquarella - InWorldz
  • Alizarin Goldflake Acquarella - InWorldz

I will hold a reception for "The Niagara River," my latest immersive art installation, on Sunday, November 25, 2012, 2-3 pm PDT, at Atelier Alizarin on Alizarine Lakes.  The reception is open to the public, and everyone is invited to view the art, ask questions if they want, mix with old friends and make some new.  There will be a gorgeous freebie from the build for male and female avis alike.  The wine-and-cheese reception will be patterned on RL art openings, ie., art, finger food, wine, and fun chat.

The installation has been a long time coming.  The image that moves along the walls of the formal dining room is based on a photograph that I took eons ago.  It had a mysterious staying power but I could never quite figure out how to turn it into a drawing until I evolved my new style, The Big Pixel drawings.  (http://www.marthavista.com/big-pixel.html).  Just as I was finishing the RL drawing, someone gave me a book of Kay Ryan poems, and the poem "The Niagara River" seemed to say in words what "Dark Pool" says in imagery.  Virtual reality is the ideal environment for bringing words and images together environmentally, and so the installation was launched.  Many thanks to Auburne LittleBoots for helping me to sync the scripts that move the image along the walls so smoothly.
Because the poem uses a dining room melded with a river as a metaphor for the passage of time, life, or maybe the constant stream of consciouness, my installation has a sound environment that mixes the sound of rushing water with steady stream of people talking.  The people have long departed from the room, from life, but their voices linger like ghosts and their names float in hover text.  There are hints of a back story, too - an overturned chair and goblet, a chair that emits a sullen black fog ...  Unfortunately the poem had to be covered with a napkin because of copyright violation worries but there is a url loader out in front of the installation that takes the visitor to a web site where the full text can be read.
Making the rubrum bouquets, the table legs, and the chairs was a great adventure in Blender.  The crystal sculpties were done with Rokuro and the candelabrum with a SL tool called the Prim Generator.  Most of the pieces that make up the installation wear textures created with Corel Painter and my digitzing tablet and stylus. A digital artist in Real Life, I also used additional software in the creation of the work:  Photoshop (textures), Blender (sculpties), and Audacity (sound).  I relied heavily as well on my six years experience with virtual tools, including prim editing, texturing, and script modification.
The build is 6 x 13  x 30  meters and 1240 lovingly shaped and textured prims.  Because of the prim count, I don't expect anyone to actually buy the art work, but I would like to make it known that I do custom installations in case the build inspires someone.
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. 

As part of the Intergrid Metaverse Arts Biennial 2012, the Community Library on Delphi in InWorldz is having a grand opening of their largest exhibit to date. Library board members, consultants and artists will be at the region at 1:00 pm PST/IWT to give tours or discuss the builds and book collection. At 1:15pm PST, Storyteller Kaikilani KaLeoNani will read stories of fae and fantasy. From 2:30pm to 4:00pm PST, DJ Astoria Luminos will entertain us with Celtic and New Age dance music. Fantasy dress is optional.
Books in the Fantasy Exhibit 3rd Floor of library
The mission of the Community Library is to serve the InWorldz community's needs and wants. The Fantasy Exhibit is the work of several artists, builders, and librarians. For this exhibit we wanted to have not only books in the category of fantasy, but also several immersive fantasy environments built by artists and builders on InWorldz.

Our immersive environments built on over half of the sim are built by Tiana Genesis, Alizarin Goldflake, soror Nishi, Elwing Qendra, Strand Starsider, Miso Susanowa and Quadrapop Tree.

 

 

Cave entrance by Tiana Genesis and The Dark Side house by Quadrapop TreeAlizarin Goldflake exhibit In the Lair of the Silvery Snakes

Tiana Genesis built the lovely Elven forest, cave, and treetop terraces complete with a storytelling area. Over 40 books were created and are on the third floor of the library building. Dawn Greymyst produced the bulk of the books and Amvans Lapiz, Jillian2000 Quintessa and Agnesa Capalini assisted. Dawn also created a number of cutouts in fantasy dress and two slideshows about fantasy. Snoots Dwagon of Elf Clan loaned the library his beautiful collection of Elven swords.

View of library from Faery Sanctuary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wolf Hartnell built a model and helped us get started. Strand Starsider built an underwater mermaid venue by the plaza that is complete with his Mer dances. There is more, but you need to visit the Community Library!

Underwater venue for mermaids


Community Library Fantasy Exhibit entrance:  http://places.inworldz.com/Delphi/194/141/27

Updated events for this will be posted on the www.metaverselibrary.com Community Library website:
http://www.metaverselibrary.com/news

YouTube video of the library by Adam01Time Time:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTGynFyjSrA&feature=youtu.be

IzURLs:

Storytelling area entrance: http://places.inworldz.com/Delphi/181/219/43

Library books exhibit on 3rd floor: http://places.inworldz.com/Delphi/201/216/44

Links below are for past publicity about the Community library

** ACRL Virtual World Interest Group tour of library in August 14, 2012 - slideshow created by Valibrarian Gregg.
http://animoto.com/play/zp91MAIF9z831h1dvNJ8Xg

**Steampunk exhibit and tour at the Community Library - Machinima by Valibrarian Gregg in June 2012
https://vimeo.com/43742003

 

21/10/2012 Teal Freenote Topic: Dreamsinger Sculpture Isle - InWorldz Opening reception: Sunday, October 21, 2012, Noon - 2 pm PDT

A part of the Intergrid Metaverse Art Biennial Live music at 1 pm with Ganjo Mokeev

Location Izurls:   

Gallery Freenote & Opening Party:   http://places.inworldz.com/Dreamwalker/220/111/21     Dreamsinger Sculpture Isle:  http://places.inworldz.com/Dreamsinger/30/122/22

GRAND OPENING FOR DREAMSINGER SCULPTURE ISLE AT GALLERY FREENOTE InWorldz

 

Dreamsinger Sculpture Isle is a new, sim-sized natural setting featuring the virtual sculptures of Teal Freenote. Teal has been creating art in virtual worlds for five years. She began with Gallery Freenote in Second Life® in 2008 and extended and added to that with Gallery Freenote in InWorldz™ in 2010. She has created all of her sculptures in InWorldz™ since that time.

The Opening will take place on October 21, 2012, from noon to 2 pm PDT/virtual time at Gallery Freenote in InWorldz™ with live music by Ganjo Mokeev. This event is part of the Intergrid Metaverse Arts Biennial art festival.

 

Teal Freenote's virtual sculpture derives primarily from dream and symbolic imagery around emotional and spiritual feelings, and recently is branching out to include more abstract explorations of philosphical and aesthetic principles. The central installation is "Gift of the Goddess", is a large meditation on creativity and the feminine. Dreamsinger Isle allows you to wander, explore, and contemplate the art in a beautiful, natural environment. It will remain open on an ongoing basis to visitors, with new sculptures added in the future.

 

Teal's real life digital fine art was featured in the Common Ground International Tour Collection, which toured the world in 2008-2010. [ http://www.commonground2010.com/ ] Her work has been shown in solo and group shows in New York and the southwest USA. Two of her real life works are also featured in "Digital Art Revolution: Creating Fine Art with Photoshop"  by Scott Ligon, a book about creating digital art in Photoshop and developing a distinctive, personal approach to digital artwork. Scott stepped into Second Life® and interviewed Teal at her Second Life gallery about virtual art for YouTube.

 

Links: Gallery Freenote Blog: http://galleryfreenote.blogspot.com Virtual Sculpture Portfolio:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/tealfreenote/sets/72157621167792461/ Video Interview with Teal Freenote:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=If-463rPa0A Intergrid Metaverse Arts Biennial: http://intergrid-metaverse-art-2012.hypergrid.org/index.php/yellow-pages/110-teal-freenote

For More Information, Contact: Teal Freenote in InWorldz™ or Second Life®

IMAB events in  InWorldz

Alizarin Goldflake's "Acquarella Rising" opens 2 - 4 pm PDT on September 7, DJ: Cataplexia Numbers!

Izurls:
    Acquarella Rising:  http://places.inworldz.com/Alizarine%20Lakes/27/20/701    
    Acquarella Rising Store:  http://places.inworldz.com/Alizarine%20Lakes/148/109/699

     Alizarin Goldflake's largest VR installation has moved to her own sim, Alizarine Lakes, and has been given a complete overhaul, including a new ending for the story and a new name, "Acquarella Rising,"  because it concludes in an upbeat celebration of light and color and life.  There are many new creations, including the path of hot coals in  the "Disaster" chapter, new plants for "Perfection," a much spookier "Dead," and the gorgeous starfish path in "Color."
     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 story has been divided into four chapters.  The first chapter 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 chapter shows one of the 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 chapter 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 a bejewelled starfish path.

     Alizarin, who is a digital artist in Real Life (http://www.marthavista.com/), used the following RL software in the creation of the work:  Corel Painter (digital drawing/textures), Photoshop (textures), Blender (sculpties), and Audacity (sound).  She also relied heavily on her experience with virtual tools, including prim editing, texturing, and script modification.  The re-installation was begun in May 2012 and finished four months later.

Acquarella has received some most welcome publicity. 
**http://iwnn.weebly.com/art--music.html/   20120828 article by Jillian2000 Quintessa
**The first installation was featured on on Treet.tv, Episode 120.
** An interview by Nazz Lane appeared on August 1, 2011: http://laneslist.blogspot.com/2011/08/preview-of-alizarin-goldflakes.html
**And another by Thirza Ember on  October 19, 2011 :  http://pingsfromtheafterlife.blogspot.com/

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