Saturday, 16 June 2007

NEW EXHIBIT- Images by Callipygian Christensen

One of the most gifted portrait photographers of Second Life is Callipygian Christensen. She manages to capture the true feelings of the Avatar: her portraits show us insecurity, vanity, sadness, serenity, lust and all other kinds of properties that the Avatar is not supposed to have. So whose feelings are displayed in her portraits? Are they the users, the ones behind the Avatars? Are they her own? It will always remain a mystery. Check out her portraits in her new exhibition, and - if you haven't seen them yet - in the permanent collection of the Museum of Avatar Art. Check out her landscapes too. They have the same quality as her portraits.
Through her eyes, Second Life seems to be a real place, where we can love, be unhappy or where we can die in "some untidy spot" - as W.H. Auden remarked in his "Musee des Beaux Arts".We are proud to be able to show Callipygian Christensen's work to the public in the exhibition hall in Socrates. Be sure to come and see it.

Wednesday, 9 May 2007

Some information about the artists featured in the collection...

Although I am a painter, I do not paint anymore. The main ‘thing’ of my work has always been a scene that tells a little story. Over time painting became just a way to realize those little 'stories'. In need of getting more control over the ‘design’ of a scene I started to use computers with 3D and 2D software like Poser Photoshop Painter etc. (No photographs; to much ‘realism’. The software offers more ‘off real’ images, in a similar way like paintings "works".) This, and the increased quality of the inkjet printers, made it no longer necessary to paint.
To realize an idea I just sit behind my computer and gradually and intuitively build a scene until everything is perfect. I have decided that printing the results is enough.

Contact Rob Barber in SL for his locations!

Konnichiwa dear lover of the arts! May your days in SL be pleasant and go well for you. Suzanne Logan is geisha to Tatshujin Razi Semple, Okasan of Amatsu Mitsukai Okiya and a commissioned SL artist. Her play, for it is not work to her, includes sculpture, virtual art paintings and haiga, random building and landscaping. She will also provide I Ching readings on request. Suzanne is also an Avatarian Seeker. The Avatars of Change are a group in SL that provides charity in SL and RL. Please IM Suzanne Logan or Prelate Taras Balderdash if you are interested in more information about this group.

Contact Suzanne Logan in SL for her locations!


Jazz loves to create beauty from the places and the avatars she sees in Second Life. She has been an amateur artist/photographer all her life - the walls of her RL home are filled with her work. That passion has carried over into SL.

Jazz lives with her husband and their two dogs in Western Canada on the fringe of the Rocky Mountains where the rugged landscapes offer her inspiration and peace.

If you're interested in portraits of yourself, IM Jazz Calhern or email to discuss a photo shoot and a price.


If you enjoy the pictures you see displayed in our gallery, please be sure to visit You'll see more beautiful, natural, nude girls captured in sensuous, professional, dazzling photos of the highest aesthetic quality by the World's best photographers! MET also has an extensive archive of high quality movies MET ART is a complete immersion in flawless beauty.

For further information, contact Bernaldo Vandeverre.


Most of my artwork is mathematically inspired - there are many mathematical constructions which can be admired for their visual beauty, not to mention the beauty of the mathematical ideas behind them. I am a mathematician in real life, specialising in 3 dimensional geometry and topology, although my research tends to be with objects that cannot easily be represented in Second Life.
Much of my work can be seen in the Sculpture Garden of my home sim, The Future:
Contact Seifert Surface for more information.

It is with wonder and amazement that I jam these prims together.... tear, twist, wrench and pull. Turning this way that , fitting...fiddling, looking. .... and, as with any medium, the prim predelictions dictate the final appearance of this sl treasure. Is it true to it true to second life. Is it an impossibility. You tell me


This piece was born of my desire to create something beautiful that can only exist in SecondLife, something never before seen that exploits the power of the 3D environment. I wanted something very beautiful to look at, as well as fun for owners to play with. SecondLife gives us all amazing control over the shapes of the prims that we work with - but I wanted to make something that would create beautiful, complex, and unexpected shapes completely on it's own, as if it were a living thing, morphing into completely different shapes with every touch.

Another goal was to make it simply fun to use, and customize, by its owner. In this way it becomes more of a joint creation between the sculpture itself (in what shapes it happens to choose for itself at the time), the artist, and the owner. You can choose between various metallic textures as well as use a built-in texture picker and experiment with your own textures, add your own particle effects, resize it as large or small as you wish, change the texture rotation angles, as well as have the whole piece rotate at user-selectable speeds. In addition it has a way of placing your view point directly *inside* the piece giving you a fascinating and hypnotic full-screen view of the symmetry and beauty of the current shape of the sculpture from the inside out.

I also felt strongly that this sculpture needed an aural dimension to complete the feeling of peace, contemplation, and wonder that I wanted the piece to evoke, so the user has the ability to pick various looped ambient sounds that help evoke a stronger mood. Soothing and meditative, the music multiplies the visual enjoyment of the piece... observers are often unaware of how strongly they may subconsciously be reacting to the music the piece emanates, but I know that it evokes feelings that would not be there from visuals alone.

My ultimate hope is that I may inspire others to think about what this new 3D medium *is* in terms of art and what types of things are possible with the 3D engine as a powerful tool to realize very complex visions of light, sound, movement, space, and intelligent objects; all of these elements interacting with each other in a programmable and powerful way. I believe that creating 3D art in SL requires a whole new way of thinking; a new door has been opened and the possibilities have yet to be explored in terms of the things that creative minds can make that evoke powerful feelings in the people that observe them.

Contact Sasun Steinbeck in world.


Colour is the key. The eye is the hammer. The soul is the piano with its many chords. The artist is the hand that, by touching this or that key, sets the soul vibrating automatically."
~Wassily Kandinsky

Gracie Kendal

My name is Florence Chan, Aki Shichiroji in SL. I am a freelance artist open for any commissions whether in SL or RL. I work in a variety of media including digital, pencil, ink, watercolour, acrylic, oil, scratchboard, etc. and can combine media if necessary to reach your desired final product.

If you have enjoyed this artwork, you're very welcome to come check out my website at

As I do frequent SL and I place my artwork here as a networking tool for my professional interests, I respectfully request that you do *not* copy my artwork from either my SL products OR my website. This is my livelihood and I can only network if people know who to go to when they would like to see more.

Please send me an IM if you have any questions.


Florence Chan / Aki Shichiroji

About Zero Ball and Sylver Piccard...

We are artists that always look for new ways to express ourselves in sculptures. SL offers the chance to give our art multiple dimensions.

In this we have discovered an art form that is filled with kinetic energy and motion. We call this artform Meta Dimensional Art, or Metilism.

As artists (or Metilist) we break boundaries using scripts to enhance our art and create emotions and interaction.

This movement is global, and without prejudice, for all artists who recognize themselves in the description.

IM Zero Ball/Sylver


Welcome to Inside Out Photography!
As an avid SL explorer, I was stunned by the creativity and artistry of various buildings and landscapes. As a member of a travelling group in SL, I was encouraged to show my photographs. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have enjoyed finding these beautiful scenes. I encourage you to take the time to explore and look for beauty around you.


In Real Life, Shoshana Epsilon has always thought herself as artistic as a rock, but in Second Life, her eye for beauty has allowed her to capture some beautiful scenes. Eight pictures are on display in the Angel Dorei Museum that highlight her work. None of these pictures used Photoshop. Irfanview was used to crop the pictures. Shoshana tries to capture the personality of the avatar in her pictures.

Each picture has a vote counter in it. You may vote for as many pictures as you wish, but each picture only once. These "votes" will be counted so she can see which pictures you like best.

Epsilon Photography is available for your portrait and wedding needs.

Most portraits will be taken in my studio, where I have dozens of poses (male, female, and couples poses) at our disposal. If you have a favorite pose of your own, I'd be happy to use that as well.

IM Shoshana Epsilon for more information.

You can view my work at:
or view an article in french at:,11-0@2-781732,32-803501@1-4711,0.html

Images by Callipygian Chrsitensen….

Images by Calli Fine art photographic images of avatars and objects in Second Life, by Callipygian Christensen. Calli produces fashion, portrait, landscape and still life art, striving for an element of mood and emotion reflecting ‘real-world’ imagery. Some images are retouched in Photoshop, while others are raw in-world uploads. Calli’s images have won both juried and people’s choice awards in Second Life photographic contests. Images can be viewed and purchased at the following locations: The Gallery at Shengri La (newly opened with a full range of images, and special exhibits)
Calli’s at the Cay (Victorian-inspired boudoir images and portraits)
Images by Calli in Tamrannoch (Victorian-inspired portraits and couture images)
All images are available individually, or as collections mounted in viewers or bound in books.
Please feel free to IM me, Callipygian Christensen, to discuss any particular ideas or images.

About Xenophile Neurocam….

Prim Smith
SL and RL photography

IM for serious inquiries only.
About Ro Gastel...
Most of my art work is an outlet for for those things that have no words. Things that cannot be spoken, feelings and concepts that need too many words or that words fail to describe. Often my work is based on music or things and people I see.
I have many years of 3d work back to the time when 3D computer art was just begining. I work in Poser, Bryce and various other software packages. I am exploring SL and starting to do my art work with SL content only.
With my mate Enali Haller we own a beautiful Art and Sculpture garden and a retail store. We formed the a group called Liquid Prims and have branched out from there trying just about everything in SL.
About Abbaca Aoi...
Abbaca Aoi is an artist in Second Life as well as in Real Life. Her Abbacadabra Gallery is a living art garden with exquisite motion sculptures, wall sculptures and print art.
Abbaca's art has been exhibited in many of Second Life's premiere museums, galleries and other venues. NMC Aho Museum, Crescent Moon Museum, Second Louvre Museum, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Neufreistadt are a few of the places where her art can be seen.
Abbaca is also a professional musician in Real Life. Under her music persona 'Dreamaiden' she recently released her debut CD 'Blue Light' - beautiful, hypnotic, electronic music. When you visit Abbacadabra Gallery you can hear this music playing.
Contact Abbaca Aoi for more information.

Hello, I'm Stormy Roentgen!

I spend most of my SL time building sculptures and sculptured fountains.

Check my profile in world for more information.

About Dave Koi….

Dave describes himself as having an "Artists heart in a Mechanics brain".

After 25 years in a wheelchair using his 'mechanics brain' to solve the problems of doing everyday life, Dave fell apart and fell into Second Life. There, experiencing SL as a 'virtual psychotherapy agent' he re discovered his 'artists heart' - something life's circumstance and pressures caused him to forget about since always excelling at during his school years.

His art is an honest expression drawing heavily on elements that convey a sense of what he feels at any given time. In that sense, a study of his art is a study of Dave himself.

Symbols, patterns, natural settings and words, used alone or in combination, are all things which appeal to Dave's senses for conveying what he often feels strongly.

A love of detail, a desire for depth in our existence and a craving for connection and the things that keep us 'human' all drive Dave to question and explore his own and all of our journeys.

Dave lives in Australia and works in the IT field.

About Alexandra Mensing….Mensing Kaleidescopes

I began the creation of virtual kaleidescopes shortly after attaining my Second Life, and seeing the dizzying possibilites for visual art here. It all starts with a prim that is scuplted and formed, then a build of multiple objects aligned just so. Add a lush and vibrant texture, and set it all in motion with an appropriate script, and the excitement of kaleidescopes blossoms.

As beautiful as a 'scope is to watch, the real attraction is how interactive they can be. In RL we turn, flip and shake a scope, interchange the objectives, or tilt it to change the speed of the display. In SL visual displays can have similar randomness and variation, and transformations unique to a virtual reality.

Kaleidescopes can be commissioned with themes, colors and shape, including HUD, glass house, table top and wall hanging. Please contact Alexandra Mensing for details.

About Bravo Bravo … Kinetic Sculptures

Enjoy an everchanging piece of artwork.
These sculptures are dynamic and randomly change every 30 seconds or so.
An infinite range of pulsating patterns are beautiful and soothing.

The sculptures come with an optional stand. Or you may choose to hang it on a wall.
When moving the sculpture select the outer circular frame.
After taking a sculpture to inventory just delete the leftover spinners. They are created by the frame as needed.
Contact Bravo Bravo for more information.

About Meleni Fairymeadow...
I have been making a selling sculptures in SL since July 2006. I specialise in figure studies.
I am available for commissions.
You will find around 50 of my most recent sculptures for sale from a 3D ventor in my studio – Melifont Abbey. A similar number of my earlier works are available from the vendor located in Vlad Bjornson’s garden centre.

About Gwen Carillon (Elements in Design- Home Furnishings & Accessories, Dreamscapes Gallery)

Gwen Carillon came into SL in May 2006 with a background in design, sculpture and photography. Her first week in Second Life was spent building furniture. Although she does create some realistic pieces, her main focus has always been fantasy. Gwen's favorite photo, The Kiss, is on display in her gallery, Dreamscapes. She often dreams her builds before creating them in world. Gwen's sculptures and photographs are her passion. Her work in SL reflects her experiences in world. Gwen draws inspiration from her Elements Family and her close friend Tab Scott, who has been steadfast in supporting her creative process. "SL is not an imitation of RL. It is a world all it's own."

About FigBash Snook...

This is FigBash Snook. I am a prize-winning amateur photographer in RL, have now established a gallery for the SL version of my photo company, Sacred Lion Portraiture
If you would like to work with me and create the perfect stylized portrait for your avatar, home, or store, I will be happy to do so at your convenience. I can offer up a wide variety of artistic styles, from anime to art deco, from watercolor to wall fresco, from cubist to expressionist.
I also create fantastic traditional floor mosaics for your home or store, based on either your own SL snapshot or one we take together. IM me and let's get started!

Who's who at the Main Campus (Main Campus, 102,134, 23)

For more information about art, artist or to purchase, please contact the artist directly:

Main Campus Building

Kisa Naumova- Textures on prim (several pieces)
Moon Cole- EE Math Prim Art, EE prim port art
Alexandra Mensing- Fire, Ice, Cliffs
Abbaca Aoi- 3D flowers, Dreamaiden, Pyramids, Electric
Gwen Carillon- Patterns, Not just a dream, Softly
Figbash Snook- Nightdrive
Cheen Pitney- Bridge Collage

Main campus riverside garden

Abbaca Aoi- Triangles
Seifert Surface- Archimedian Spire
Cheen Pitney- If you love
Gwen Carillon- Dime Store Candy
Arkesh Baral- Within
Wolf Hartnell- First steps

Who's who at the Museum of Avatar Art, Socrates (Socrates, 145,143,22)

Images and paintings in the Museum

For more information about art, artist or to purchase these,contact the artist via IM in-world

Level one museum

Gracie Kendall- Passion Within, Self Portrait as Gracie Kendall,
Callipygian Christensen- Mood Indigo, Gothic Arch, Maori facial tattoos, Grey Lady
HannahMichelle Brouwer- Worlds apart, Gloss mountain 1,
Sinsaber Holgado- Grace and passion
Seraphein Renoir- Painting and painted statue
Nightwind Redgrave- Never High Enough, Bubble Dance,
Maeni Skall- Regrets
VJ Judocus- Astronaute, Listen,
Half Moxing- Mai I, (no name- furry in grass), A Lovers’ Cuddle, Fursona Drawing
Melissavp Islander- Neon Undies 2, Neon Melissa L2
Emmanuel Alcott- Abi- a bed in France, Zelda- Dune at Arcachon, France
Ro Gastel- Man in the Box, Scarlet Letter
Bernaldo Vandeverre (Raistlin Ombrone)- Reflex of Alex
Shoshana Epsilon- Eye of the Jessica Gallery
Brooksini McAllister- Miss Rita Fyne, Threshhold
Aki Shichiroji- Tonal 2

Level two museum

Jazz Calhern- Sugah 2, Sugah, Underwater garden, Storny 2, Golden Black Angel
Callipygian Christensen- The Mission, SL Girl reclining, Blings on her fingers, Adjusting her stockings, Madame Peignoir, Which fur to wear?, Renaissance Woman, On display, Scarlet,
Nightwind Redgrave- Two to Tango, Fantasy Bridge, Dark Rose, Rathborn the Deciever, No entry, Bikers in the woods, Waiting for a ring, Chance Encounter
Dranna Tempura- Temptation- T
Shoshana Epsilon- Shoshana in Moonlight Gallery
Mo Ames- Succubae, Toxic, Valbellia
Figbash Snook- Condemned
Ro Gastel-Drawing down the moon, Master of puppets, Angel
Dave Koi-No Longer Alone
Pandora Wake- Improved Belly Dancer av
Bernaldo Vandeverre (Raistlin Ombrone)- White Slave 1, Sauna,
Suzanne Logan- Geisha Love
Rob Barber- The Last Dot 3
Michelle Babii- One Window

Level three museum

Patromino Paravane- Avatar Love, Rezthispicture!
Emmanuel Alcott- Lyn 1
Mo Ames- Akasha
Callipygian Christensen -Lighthouse moon
Brooksini McAllister- Lindy Lou plays army, Everything’s Ducky, Fox in the Henhouse, The Virtue Series: Faith, The Virtue Series: Duty, The Seven Deadly Sins Series: Envy, Till death do us part, Liberty take a holiday
Aki Shichiroji- Tonal 1, Tonal 3, Tonal 4, Sin, Naïve Power
Nightwind Redgrave- Queen and Mastiff
Maeni Skall- Infini
Julie Vertes- Synergie, New Blocks- Lounge Style
Seraphein Renoir- Painting
Princess Pierterson- Swirl 2000
Rosk Newman- Electric Boy
Paco Prospero- WIP Beg
Verve LeShelle- Verved
Ro Gastel- Counting Blue Cars
Jazz Calhern- Occasion with wine
Indigo Mougin- She’s got legs, Sugar and spice and all things Indigo, Self portrait 2
Figbash Snook- Annika Wall mosaic
Michelle Babii- The lonely dock
Didier Lange- Demi-tournee au bar du cercle

Level four museum

VJ Judocus- Shellwave
Avery Lukas- Prism 32, Primary colours 1, Primary colours 2, Black and Red on white, Primary colours 3
Kisa Naumova -7810- texture on prim, 7846- texture on prim, 0068 – Texture on prim, 0108 texture on prim
Gwen Carillon- Faerie candy
Oxoc Ah- Big spikes, Copperball
Rezago Kokorin- Spiralling into winter
Deborah Doowangle- Fiery Black Hole, Milky Way
Dave Koi- Fractured Hopes, Lucid Moments
Strong Visions (Snaper Strong) Walking Canvas

Annexe to gallery

Patromino Paravane- Avatar Love Stories

Tuesday, 8 May 2007

Who's who at the Garden, Museum of Avatar Art, Socrates (Socrates, 145,143,22)

Sculptures at the museum garden

Cheen Pitney- Glass Blower
Aarushi Sakai- Embrace, Unity
Steller Sunshine- Pixel Painter

Level one museum

Stella Costello- The Invisible, Primolution
Juanita Deharo- Twisted woman

Level two museum
Stella Costello- The grey: Close encounters of the rezzing kind

Level three museum

Breezewind Winnfield- Desire

Who's who at the Underwater Gallery at (Xe, 209, 110, 31)

For more information about the artists and their work and how to purchase, contact them by IM in Second Life.

Kinetics hall

Zero Ball- St Anthony’s Lighthouse
Abbaca Aoi- Orange, Green Swirls
Sabine Stonebender- Star Flair Portal Rug, Magic Mushroom Lava Lamp
Suzanne Logan -North Wind
Rocky Rutabaga- Bubble Bounce
Deborah Doowangle- Frozen Flame
Alexandra Mensing- Mensing Sun
Sapphire Bombay- Spectrum
Dranna Tempura- Submersion
Seastorm Coronet- Talons
Xenophile Neurocam- Binary Light
Elros Tuominen- Charleston, Romance, Misty, Outcast, Musical ball 01
Bravo Bravo- Spinner right

Others underwater at Xe

Art Laxness- Twisted Chain
Ashi Hosoi- FancPrizum
Fratine Petrova- Pondlife 9, Bladenski
Juanita Deharo- Outback
Meleni Fairymeadow- Sabine Woman, At the Window
Wolf Hartnell- Strength and Inspiration
Light Waves- Free Lion
Dream Daguerre- Elevation
Ro Gastel- Spirit Web
Stella Costello- From hippos emerge the ghostly bug takes form
Stormy Roentgen- Scorned
Starax Starovsky- Samson, Fallen Angel
Cheen Pitney- Crossed Swords in Green Marble
Sasun Steinbeck- Morphing Sculpture
Youna Diqui- Cubie Dick

Xe Island- small one

Vudu Sauvage- The Dreamer
Nomasha Syaka- Mancowapple
Steve Kilby- Male lying
Art Laxness- Prim Grouch

Xe Island – large one

Stormy Roentgen- Discipline, Electrified
Zulqadi Saarinen- Love (Sculpture Light)

My art collection- Patromino Paravane

Real Life Art is - at its best - a mirror of Real Life, and an insight in the inner world of Man.

Second Life Art is - at its best - a mirror of Second Life and an insight in the inner world of the Avatar.

The art I have collected in Second Life had to be subject to the following two rules:

1. It should be powerful, or it should move me, or touch me, or tickle my intellect.
It is the same for me with Art in Real Life also.

2. I must be able to imagine that it was an Avatar who made the Art.
As soon as a piece of art evoked the image of a real life human being who painted and scanned his image and uploaded it in Second Life, I didn't want to have it. For me, a copy of - for instance - the Mona Lisa in Second Life is not only pointless, but it breaks the illusion of the perfect world in itself that Second Life can be.
This virtual world we are living in is pioneer-land. The art that is made here is in the same wonderful state of being the art of filmmaking was in at the end of the nineteenth century. It has infinite possibilities. It can go into any direction. That is so exciting! Why would anyone want to bother watching real life art over here?
I could have been really puritan about it. I could have only bought art that has been truly made in-world. But where would the line have to be drawn? If somebody takes a picture in SL and works on that picture in Photoshop, it has been out-world! So strictly spoken, Photoshop would be a no-go area until somebody invents a way to use it in-world, with a HUD or with an in-world computer in which one can download the pictures.
But - apart from the fact that it's a lot of times completely uncontrollable whether something has been treated in an out-world application, it would be silly to be so strict about puritan rules like that. It would be a case of "Jeder Konsequenz führt zum Teufel". Weren't we in pioneer land? Shouldn't we be busy with judging the art itself?
So I decided to use the very simple and extremely subjective rule above. That is why sometimes you will find art that has been obviously painted with oil paint on a canvas, for instance.
In those cases, I could imagine an avatar making it, with an easel and paint all over his/her clothes...

In the Main Building of the Museum of Avatar Art, you will find a collection of paintings and photography and some statues describing avatar life, by artists like for instance Stella Costello, Callipygian Christensen, Nightwind Redgrave, Ro Gastel, Rob Barber, VJ Judocus, Seraphein Renoir and many, many more. Check out their names and note-cards!

In the Underwater Sculpture Garden in Xe you will find sculptures made by the legendary Starax Statosky, Stormy Roentgen, Cheen Pitney, Stella Costello, Sasun Steinbeck, Alexandra Mensing, Abbaca Aoi, Elros Tuominen and many, many more. Once again: Check out their names and note-cards.

In the Exhibition Hall you will find a monthly exhibition.

And more of my collection of Avatar Art will be placed in the Wired Blue Centre for Technical Research building, Main Campus of the Elumenata University and on the side of the building, in the Riverside park.

Thanks and gratitude goes to Xenon Darrow, the owner of e-Lumenata University and her team. Without Xenon and others this collection would be hidden in the depths of my inventory!

Look around! Have Fun! Tell others about the artists you enjoy!
Have a wonderful look in the Mirror of Second Life and the inner world of the Avatar!

may 2007, Patromino Paravane

Wednesday, 2 May 2007

Opening soon- Museum of Avatar Art in Second Life

Watch this space... the Museum of Avatar Art in Second Life will officially be opening in May 2007. In world contact Patromino Paravane or Indigo Mougin for more information.