Update, August 8th: The museum still exists in SL, just moved to another location.
I just stumbled across this lovely machinima from Yesikita Coppola, a tribute to an SL gallery presenting the life work of Peter Vos, a renowned Dutch illustrator who died a few years ago. The art itself is great, as is the space, and it takes me back to this 2011 post I wrote about the museum. Known as RL Karkassus in SL, the gallery was actually created by Sander Vos -- Peter's son. And he built the gallery space in Second Life as his father was dying:
And as death approached, the artist’s son did an extraordinary thing: He began to build a place that would live on after his father, made with particles of light. That is to say, Sander Vos logged into Second Life, and made a gallery of his father’s work in digital 3D... “I started building a 3D version of one of his drawings, ‘Villa Insight’ in Second Life, while he was ill, because building makes me calm in a way,” Sander tells me. “I had to think practical all the time, like: How on earth am I going to make this little ink bottle with prims? And I was busy with him at the same time, ‘cause it was all about him of course."
I just checked the gallery's original location, and it seems to be gone. So if that's right, Ms. Coppola's tribute is all that remains of the place: Machinima of a virtual museum featuring digitized recreations of real world illustrations, created by the real life son of the artist who made it all possible.
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