Only through art can we get outside of ourselves and know another’s view of the universe which is not the same as ours, and see landscapes which would otherwise have remained unknown to us.
It's a tough job but someone has to do it, and it turns out Phil Strang is far from cornering the 'Your Virtual Boobs Here' market. I ran into another version of the same game, this time with a classical twist. Pazzo Pestana has an atelier on Gabi Riel's sim New Toulouse where, for a fee, he will immortalize you in one of a number of poses and backgrounds borrowed from famous pictures, anything from Rubens to Botticelli.
Pazzo Pestana: When one exposes one's creations to the public, one must expect all sorts of reactions...
Off to Tanalois next, and down to serious business. To celebrate two years of exhibitions and installs, Tani Thor and the others have been working incredibly hard to put together an outstanding show, distributed on five different levels of the new sim, with art by 40 different artists, mostly of the European cohort; a socio-artistic stroll down memory lane; anyone who's hung out here, or at PiRats, the MdM or Arte Libera is going to see familiar names everywhere. The party, which will be on this evening Italian time, will be in the underwater theater - have a look around and you'll find photos by Newbab Zigismond, Merlina Rokococo and sculptures by Giovanna Cerise and Solkide Auer.
Savannah, I met the fantastic La Baroque, who has offered her very latest work for this show, in which mythical creatures roam the virtual countryside.
La Baroque: I'm very fond of Tanalois, they gave me my first showing; now I have my own gallery, and I've come to realize it's a job you do for the love of art, not for the money.Next stop poetry, at the chapel on Galaxy Isle. On the walls, next to the hilarious posters, are watercolours by Littleone Aires, in whose profile I found the Proust quote you read at the start.
Galaxy Isle most Wednesday nights around 7 pm SLT.