Jul 28, 2011

Virtually Artistic - AVENUE's July Issue

"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for." Georgia O'Keeffe

Second Life offers us a truly different perspective on the world of art, creativity and overall visual inspiration. As we journey across the grid to find those with a voice, evoking thought and maybe even changing the world, we share our experiences with some of Second Life's most creative thinkers.

"Machinima for Deep Thinkers: A Journey into the Metaverse by Tutsy Navarathna"
Media Mojo | Page 206
Written by Isadora Fiddlesticks & Photography by Tillie Ariantho

While much of machinima is made to entertain, some are made to make us ponder. Upon watching Tutsy Navarathna’s new machinima masterpiece, A Journey into the Metaverse, my long-buried questions about how our Second Life® avatar and our real life selves connect once again came to light.

"Art for Life: the art.AVENUE experience"
Arts Feature | Page 228
Written by Tandra Parx & Photography by Annough Lykin

Every year the AVENUE of Life team presents glorious and fascinating events that combine fashion, beauty and art to create a symbol of the movement: our stand to support and help the millions of people that fight cancer every day. The American Cancer Society and the Relay For Life of SL have raised over $1 million since 2005, and AVENUE of Life continues to make all efforts to strengthen this cause with diverse approaches reaching out to every part of Second Life®, especially in the fashion, music and art communities.

"Clarity through Art"
Arts Feature | Page 240
Written by Sarahelisebeth Brenham & Photography Blaz Halfpint

“The truth shall set you free.” These simple words have been spoken since the beginning of time. For some people, it takes more than words to heed this piece of advice; that is where Layachi Ihen comes in.

"Zebra Thursday: Listen to the Voices in Your Head"
Featured Artist | Page 246
Written by Sensuous Soulstar & Images Provided by Zebra Thursday

No words can do her work justice. She creates as she feels, and she lets the journey drive her creative force. One need only look at her work to feel a certain awe at the creations before you. Yet, there are often unanswered questions. What is the emotion behind the scene? Do I really understand what I’m seeing, and am I even supposed to?

Read these articles and more in the June edition of AVENUE Magazine.

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