[This article is about some of the pieces in the January round of the UWA 3D Open Art Challenge. The complete photo archive of the entries in is on my Picasa site.]
I’ve never been completely comfortable with the idea of competition in the arts. The essence of art is the expression of the individual. Who’s to say one person’s expression is more valuable than any others’? Well, apparently we are…
That’s a bit of hyperbole, of course. We aren’t really talking about the value of an individual, but rather their talents in communicating ideas. But it is difficult to compare apples to asteroids. Some artists convey ideas of color and pattern, while others may have a political message. Some are abstract and others are realistic. All are valid, but there is clearly something we can point to in each piece and say “this is well done” or “this one is … not so much,” . . . → Read More: What you probably missed
My mantra in life is “all it takes is unlimited resources.” I tend to hang around idea hamsters. People are fairly exploding with great ideas, but no way to make them happen. Once in a while an opportunity comes along. The UWA Virlantis sim is closing in a few months, but meanwhile it’s paid for, so JayJay decided to line up a bunch of artists and just let each one have their way with it for a month.
I don’t often rave about an artist’s work in public. (I’m certainly known to have strong opinions (both positive and negative) in private.) Please come to see the full-sim installation by Blue Tsuki called “Vessel.”
Blue is an artist I have greatly admired for a long time, though I’ve only met him briefly a couple of times. You can always count on him to do something unique and interesting. That’s a key element for me. I’ve . . . → Read More: Get the Blues if you know what’s good for you
As some of you are aware, there was a supreme snafu at LL this week when all the megaprims created by one Crowley Avro were unceremoniously removed from the entire SL grid. In the words of soror, “Oops…”
I was in the middle of terraforming a time-pressured site for a friend on another university campus when JayJay IMed me to ask if it looked to me like the floors were missing from the UWA gallery. I popped in hoping he just hadn’t rezzed them yet, but sure enough — gone. Just the floors. Well, that covers a lot of space. Two entire sims, in fact. A total of 18 megas, each 85x85x1 meters. Crap, I said.
Aside from having to immediately fix the damage, abandoning the other project I was working on for my friend, my tiny brain was going down the list of possible scenarios of how this could have happened. The prims were . . . → Read More: Free Fallin’