This powerful new image from acclaimed metaverse portrait artist Whiskey Monday is inspired, as she puts it to me bluntly, "[By] my vagina."
Seriously: "I was literally thinking about female structure and the idea of invite, consent. I was considering the architecture of sex." So she created in Second Life a staircase and a narrow entrance through which shines the purest light:
"I'm a pretty shitty builder," says Whiskey, "so I used simple prims. The part that took the longest was getting the shadows to point right where I wanted them to be. The WindLight was important for the effect I wanted. Part of the appeal to me in SL is how much you can still do with simple prim shapes. It feels like magic."
Visit Whiskey's Flickr to seek "Consent" in its fullest resolution, and also, for a pretty savvy analysis by one of her fans: "The colors, the angles, and the slit suggest the delta of a woman," Nadjanator writes there. "The steep staircase and the long drop down seem to allude to the steep, slippery nature of sexual consent. Is the woman navigating her own conceptualization over consent to access of her body, or has she stepped into someone else's?"