Click here to visit the land of Japanese 3D pixel artist Mikati Slade, who became renowned for her pink and luminous and massive birthday cakes celebrating Second Life's yearly anniversary. Usually, the cakes are removed from the world after the anniversary, but for a limited time, they're available for photoshoots and gawking here.
Mikati won the auction for a New World Notes post in the Pulse fundraiser, but in all honesty, I've actually long been hoping to blog about her SL art, which is fantastic and dazzling and, she tells me, is inspired by famed, fellow Japanese artist Takashi Murakami.
She traces her inspirations even farther back than that, to her parents -- and a fairly recent tragedy:
"I think my mother and father inspired me my creations very much," she tells me. "My mother loved pink color very much and most of her clothes were ALL PINK! My father was an officer of a sugar company in Japan, but when he was young, he wanted to be a carpenter or a craftsman. I always think these are the causes of why I am making pink-colored huge buildings that look like candy or cake! However, several years ago, both my mother and father died by the same illness and I live alone now." So the cakes inspired by her parents live on in digital form (in various forms of digital, both in Second Life and video and photos and posts like this), and can be seen in their 3D incarnation for a limited time: Click here to visit this weekend.
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