Cercando or questo et or quel loco opaco,
quivi in più d'una lingua e in più d'un stile
rivi traea sin dal gorgoneo laco.
It was Giuditta Broome's idea to start Arts Parks, back in early 2008. She came to the group with the notion that virtual worlds offer the opportunity to expand on a real life phenomenon, the literary park, and illustrated what she meant by showing us two places not far from her home, Parco Pirandello and Parco Salvatore Quasimodo. The parks aren't just museums to two Nobel prize winning writers; they go further than simply ... pickling their poetry, as it were.
|The poetry of E Millay and Michelle Babii's photos|
The parks use the landscape, imaginative sculptures, buildings, gardens, and interpretive displays that go far beyond the facts and figures and create an extra layer of inspiration to those who know and love Pirandello and Quasimodo (no, not that Quasimodo), and to give the uninitiated a fresh and modern presentation of their work. Imagine, Giuditta said, how virtual worlds could be used to present and interpret artists, poets, musicians, showing their lives and their works in ways that would never be possible in real life, combining multimedia, representations of the places they lived in, and famous places of the imagination!
|Innsmouth, with Kevo the Demon|
|Amity Island, with Captain Quint|
|Terrapin Station on Dark Star|
|Rainy Season Celebration, Hosoi Ichiba|