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Every so often I create limited editions in bronze of my artwork. In the past I did one of a ballet dancer from "Hand" and a Long Legged Maskitt as a commission for awards to artists for the Santorini biennial. Then just after christmas last year, which is a really dumb time to release anything i think, I put out the bronzes for two of my personal favorite characters, the Rabbicorn and Daughter of Gears. At the same time I released the three part story, rebuilt in mesh, in Second Life which told the story of these same characters.
The whole story was originally conceived one day years ago as I was walking through the forest.
|Daughter version 1|
|Daughter version 2|
|Daughter version 3|
|Daughter version 4|
i was an oil painter and each work essentially was a snapshot in time. My work would indicate a story, but there was no duration. When I discovered Second Life and the virtual space I realized that I could create art where the visitor was an active participant to the piece not a passive observer as most other mediums treat the viewer. For example in cinema we sit on the couch and are told a story, or in a gallery looking at paintings we are separate and stand looking upon a scene which might captivate us to imagine something happening, but we are separate. Cinema and painting both try to immerse the viewer, and succeed, yet to me I saw the virtual space as a far more powerful medium for immersion. I wanted
|Daughter version 5|
|Daughter version 6|
|Daughter of gears oil painting|
One of my favorite stories after the final piece was release, and I heard years later, was of two people who went on a sl "date". They had met and were getting to know one another and decided to explore the final part to the Rabbicorn story together as each had already seen the previous two parts. She told me that before they went to the exhibit she was not sure if she really liked this guy and was not convinced they would talk again. They went through the story together and at the end, faintly over his microphone, she could hear him silently crying for the Rabbicorn. And she told me that at this moment she fell in love with him. Later on they got married and now many years later they are still together and still enjoy exploring art in second life.
So back to the bronzes. I apologize to those of you who were reading my blog expecting this information and so were unaware for that they had come up for sale, that was my mistake but there is good news! I do have a few left so if you would like to purchase the bronze of both the Daughter and Rabbicorn (they only come as a pair naturally) then just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Daughter is six inches tall and the Rabbicorn is 4inches and together they sell for $700 + shipping.
And to finish up the post I will embed the machinima story for Standby.