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Wednesday, February 06, 2008


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dandellion Kimban

Great work. Problem is, that kind of work asks for invisiprims and those are making problems with the textures behind the avatar.... but hey, nothing is perfect in this world.
Great to see people are making things that portrays their imagination rather than "the real world".

Bettina Tizzy

Ha! You are so right. The Mona Lisa's got nothing on Synthia... cause more than just following you with her eyes, Synthia is always facing you no matter what direction you stand around her.

Tooter Claxton's store is ultra original, too: a magazine stand, and each item for sale is portrayed as a magazine cover.

Laetizia Coronet

How unfortunate is it that the 'art' which gets the most attention is that which stays closest to what we know - be it the realistic statues of Statosky or this avatar with it's Picasso inspired look.
Second Life offers many possibilities for completely new forms of expression. I hope 'artists-in-residence' won't stay stuck too much in the tried and true.

Tracey Sassoon

Even though I love to create beautiful shapes for women in SL I enjoy seeing avatars that are creative by unique artists.... :)

Nightbird Glineux

That's impressive! Congrats to Tooter Claxton.

dandellion Kimban

Laetizia, I agree, but this one is a step out of "tried and true".

Hamlet Au

Laetizia, Parsec and SynthAsia were featured on this blog these last couple weeks, did you not see them?

Laetizia Coronet

Apparently I did... my bad.

Bettina Tizzy

Ah Laetizia... you will love many of Tooter Claxton's other avatars then, if what you are seeking is content creation that would not be possible in Real Life! Please take a look at a quick profile I did of him several months ago http://blog.secondlife.com/2008/02/05/new-windlight-viewer-79185-ati-talk/ and I cannot urge you enough to go to his Main Store, too. Then you will see that his Picasso-inspired avatar is only one of the several directions this brilliant and extremely innovative creator is capable of. Enjoy!

Maggie Darwin


There's a metric butt-load of "new expression" on the grid. Unfortunately, most of it is art-school drop-out drivel.

You'd be doing quite well to encounter much work as accessible and moving as, say Starax Startowski's "Opening Up" (which fortunately can still be seen at Second Louvre.

Tooter's Synthia is a gently humorous reminder of McLuhan's observation that new media inevitably begin by recapitulating existing cultural content, albeit in new ways.

Tooter rocks...and fortunately he's still with us. Would that the same could be said of Arcadia Asylum. As for Starax, well...if you know where to look... :-)

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