I'm utterly besotted by the mesh avatar head of Ms. Mika Whitesong and I'll tell you why: While most SLers create their avatars to seem like ultra-realistic supermodels, Mika's face seems sculpted, elongated, like a modern painting come to life.
"I see 3D animation as sculpture or 3D art, so I can see how it can be perceived that way," Mika tells me when I point that out to her. "After I made it, some people said it reminded them of a painter's work. I cant recall his name now, though."
Personally I'd compare her to the portraits of the artist Modigliani, because look:
But I'm open to other comparisons! In any case, the effect is really stunning. Here's Mika in a more portrait-ly pose:
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