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You Can Rent Land at Cost: Doing my part for arts sustainability

I inherited the private island of Artemisia about 4 years ago from a patron who had started a community of artists there. After a year or so she had to give the place up for personal rl reasons and offered it to me. I have kept it since then with the firm resolve to use it in service to art. I have a normal job that doesn’t pay a lot of money and it’s a serious challenge to make the payments on the island every month. Any who owns land in SL knows that the initial cost is nothing compared to the burden of supporting it month after month.

I’ve been lucky. Over the years I’ve had people to rent parcels to help pay the costs. I used to have half a dozen long-term residents. For various reasons the situation has evolved now to where I share half the island with one other artist (fiona . . . → Read More: You Can Rent Land at Cost: Doing my part for arts sustainability

Death and Transfiguration

I hate to think of the loss of an important SL site as a death in the family. Sometimes it feels like that. As with a beloved aunt or cousin who lives far away, perhaps we don’t visit as often as we should or would like to. But those people and places that hold strong memories for us become a painful loss when they are gone. And I feel guilty about not keeping better in touch.

We get busy. And more importantly in a place like SL, we crave novelty. There is so much new happening that it’s sometimes difficult to revisit a place we’ve been to before, even knowing they’ve had changes. The initial experience is often more muted upon repetition. It has been one of my strongest missions in life (both first and Second) to get people to slow down and actually take the time to experience things in depth, not just in . . . → Read More: Death and Transfiguration

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