Sympathy for the Snail in Second Life
You’d think that being 125m tall, and armoured, would make you impervious to the stress and strain of everyday life. Surely you should be able to ignore the tiny voices demanding your attention and remain stalwart in the face of minor obstacles. I think this beautiful creature is subject to the same forces as the rest of us.
Ziki Questi↑ led me to the newest exhibit at Per4mance Metales↑; Sleepy Snail↑ by Rebeca Bashly↑. Our heroine is gorgeous, and huge, and hollow. I am none of those things, but I felt a strong kinship with her.
I too seem to be moving very slowly (I won’t say who I blame *cough* Saffia) and, even though I point out I have a great deal of work to do, my 4 legged children and other real life inhabitants are not sympathetic. I’m very short on sleep as well. Playing with my toes at 2:00 am is NOT cute.
So, although there’s no backstory for this installation – I’m convinced I know what’s going on in her head. I had a chat with one of the Sleepy Mollusc’s children and suggested they give her a break. I did not get a positive response – which is pretty much like real life. I did find a place I could hide though – even if they keep nagging, at least I’ll have a great view. :)
Posted by honourmcmillan on December 11, 2013