Have a Seat, Enjoy the Art & High Water in Second Life

High Water (moderate)

It’s been one of those days. You want to explore, but your Avatar is tired and those new mesh feet are aching. Fear not!

High Water (moderate)

Morton Funk’s beautiful sim High Water not only provides a visually stunning backdrop for his art collection, it also includes a wealth of seating options.

High Water (moderate)

You’ll find an eclectic mix of 2D and 3D works (most of the former float on the waves). Morton has provided small disks next to each piece with a link to the artist’s URL for the curious.

High Water (moderate)

This is a wonderful collection of objects, easily explored by wading through the shallow water. But, as I said earlier, if those couches and chairs are just too inviting, take a comfortable seat and use your camera. :)

High Water (moderate)

Two More Landscapes for Your Camera in Second Life

Kartimar – Home of Entwined Hair (moderate)

Yes, I’m a landscape junkie. I know there’s a store on Kartimar, and someday I should really go back and check out the hair at Entwined.

Kartimar – Home of Entwined Hair (moderate)

However, first I’d have to get tired of trying to capture the wonderful backdrop Vivienmarli has gifted us. That didn’t happen this morning. :)

Kartimar – Home of Entwined Hair (moderate)

I was going to talk about a different location today. Ziki let us know a while ago that Roche was closing – a favourite destination for many. Well, Ricco discovered that the island is still there, but with a new owner and a completely new landscape.

Kartimar – Home of Entwined Hair (moderate)

I was going to follow him, but honestly his pics are so good and his discussion of anthropomorphism so intriguing, I decided to just recommend that you read his post.

Enjoy both of these builds – they’re worth your time. :)

Kartimar – Home of Entwined Hair (moderate)

A Suitably Dramatic Backdrop for Doomed Love in Second Life

Tristan und Isolde by Giovanna Cerise (moderate)

Opera, particularly Wagnerian opera, is big in scale, in storyline, in voices, and in drama. Creating an environment which suits this type of production is difficult given the relatively small spaces which host them.

Second Life has a number of advantages in this regard, and Giovanna Cerise has provided us with a wonderful example.

Tristan und Isolde by Giovanna Cerise (moderate)

The story of Tristan & Isolde (or Iseult) has inspired many creative types. Using the version composed by Richard Wagner, Giovanna has built a space within which the full power of the work could reside without overwhelming the backdrop.  (note that Wagner never referred to this work as an opera, preferring other terms – most of history has ignored this artistic caprice)

Tristan und Isolde by Giovanna Cerise (moderate)

Although there are no performers occupying this stage, you can click on musical notes placed strategically around the build (make sure you turn off streamed music).

I’m not sure why doomed love stories are so popular in various creative works. A psychologist could probably explain that. He or she could also probably explain why your inner diva or divo surfaces as you explore this gorgeous set. Personally, I only indulged in one dramatic swoon. :)

Tristan und Isolde by Giovanna Cerise (moderate)
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