Thursday, July 8, 2010

Some thoughts.....

I have not been writing since a long, long time now, but had suddenly the need to write something after reading Summer’s thoughts. It is not an answer to her article, nor is it a claim of wisdom. It is just what I feel, while being on the grid for more then three years now.

While some people try to compare life with beaches and waves (article of Summer W.), which are coming and going, life is most of all an experience of successive events. Good and bad ones.

Although life seems to be a stacking of negative experiences, these events should be turned into positive experiences which could be used in future events.

In Second Life, events are following each other at high speed, even not realistic in normal RL, and people are emotionally involved, because it is not the avatar who is responding but the person behind the keyboard. It is sometimes very difficult to even process all these happenings, and at the end, people have the tendency to get a moment of depressiveness, where , originally, they started in SL to step out of their RL and have fun in another, virtual, life. Meeting other cultures, other nationalities were the challenges of the new world, but are also increasing the chances of being misunderstood, due to misinterpretations, which can cause frustrations.

These frustrations are the result of trying to communicate in a different language, which, although you can have a great skill, been written with certain proverbs, and not understood properly.

It is the truth that, once something is written, the other person will read it and understand it with his knowledge of the language, which is not always his mother language, and in most cases, even not of the writer either. And there you are…..left with some words, no expression of the face, no gesture language, just words, written in a moment of unknown mood.

The art is, trying to comprehend the other person, not to upset anybody, reacting as a mature person and relativate all events in SL.

Sometimes, the best way to find a solution is on your own, not involving third parties, because other minds, other thoughts can make it all worse instead of better.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Kahlan Bingyi and Adianna Price at the Avatrait Gallery


We are proud to have the amazing art of Kahlan Bingyi and Adianna Price at the Avatrait Gallery. I am glad I could persuade them to make 10 original art pieces for this event.

We are also glad to inform everybody that we have changed the concept of the gallery. Every original art piece can be bought multiple times inworld, at very interesting prices. You will only be able to buy this piece at the Avatrait Gallery. It is exclusively made for the gallery.

By buying a piece of art at the gallery, you support in fact the artist, and give him a sign of appreciation, and that is where they all have been working for: appreciation of their work.
All profits are for the artist only.

You can visit the gallery here.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The Avatrait Gallery will have a new show at a new location!!


The Avatrait Gallery has moved several times over the past year to find a good location. Several friends of the gallery have offered their land for a temporary settlement.
The past location was perfect, if it wasn't for the limitation of the visitors. I doubted a long time, because it was only needed for a couple of hours per month, but finally decided to move again.
Naima Rejkus, known from the DBL gallery, has offered her land to be the new home for the Avatrait Gallery. This will not mean that the DBL gallery will disappear, on the contrary.
It will open again in the near future, and a s a neighbour of the Avatrait Gallery.

Naima Rejkus will be the PR manager of the Avatrait Gallery in the future, and, just like the past show, we will have machinima at the gallery. The set up of this machinima event will be done by the Media Techs of the Avatrait Gallery, Veronika Garzo and Bulli Shumann from TEKSTUFF.
In the month of April, there will be no machinima event, because of the change of settings by "youtube", but we will have the nicest videos of SL again in May.

For the April show, the Avatrait Gallery is proud to present five artists.
Ariel Brearly, Mariella Tammas, Djibu Fabre, WhoFliesLikeTheWind Writer, known as "Wind", and Babe Topaz will show each of them four originals, never shown inworld or on any other site.

The Avatrait Management will be glad to welcome you on Saturday, April 10th 2010 at 1PM SLT at the new location.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

The Other Life at the Avatrait Gallery



On Saturday, March 6th, Ahmad "Don" Hosho will be featuring at the Avatrait Gallery. The concept of this show will be heard through the music of Tasty Hax, especially for this show.
He made 10 original pieces for "The Other Life", a show that will explain his and our other life to you.

For the first time, we will also have a special machinima event, with the contribution of Rysan Fall and Hadji Ling, two talented machinima makers. This set up of machinima was possible with the help of Veronika Garzo from TEKSTUFF, who made some efforts for this show.

These machinima will not only be a visual spectacle, but will have audio too.

Visit the gallery here.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Four Artists, Four Styles at the Avatrait Gallery


After the successful show of Nessy Shepherd in January, the Avatrait Gallery has now invited four artists who make interesting works.
Nevery Lorakeet, Meilo Minotaur, Theoretical Afterthought and J. Blüü have made each four works in their very own style. The combination of these different styles makes this show so special.
After having the gallery on different places for the past year, we hope that we now found a place where we can stay for a long time. It was Tymmerie Thorne and Jerremy Darwin who were so kind to make some space on their sim Ghambt. We could build the whole gallery back again in all his pride, so the work of Prad Prathivi, who built the gallery, and which is a unique building inworld, is still intact.

The gallery will be open on Saturday, February 6th at 1 PM SLT.

Visit the gallery here.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Nessy Shepherd at the Avatrait Gallery

The Avatrait Gallery starts the brand new year with a show of Nessy Shepherd.

She isn't new in Second Life, she doesn't need an introduction.
Looking through her flickrstream you can see she handles a lot of styles. She loves fantasy and classic, but also modern and surreal.

This artist has prepared some post processed images but also pure snapshots from the grid.

Like always we will have a party to celebrate the opening of the show.

Don't miss this event, exceptionally it will start on a Sunday at 1 Pm SLT on a new location.

See you on Sunday,

Looker Lumet
Avatrait Manager

PS. Thanks to Metapartners we could build up the gallery on their sim for this show.


Sunday, December 20, 2009

Friday, November 6, 2009

Panteleimon Aeon at the Avatrait Gallery


On Saturday, November 7th, Panteleimon Aeon will open his exhibition at the Avatrait Gallery.
The show starts at 1 pm SLT and will be followed by a party as usual, with the fantastic dj Vivienne Dufaux.

Ten original works and ten of his most beautiful art works will be displayed on the Smilla sim.

Last month we had to set up the gallery temporarily at a different sim, but now we are back on Smilla, the sim where the gallery was located since August.
We have put a teleporter at the entrance of the gallery, so that visitors can visit the "Paradise" and the "skyhub", two places which are worthwhile to see.

Visit the gallery inworld!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Etereal Ghost wins the CW Studio Halloween Photo contest

I am proud to inform that this picture has won the first price in the CW Studio Halloween Photo Contest 2009.

It is not always easy to find the right inspiration for pictures, but I am happy with this result.
I truly appreciate the comment written on their blog.

"The use of a transparent layer is breath taking when done right!
The soft ghost against the dark night is what made this image our winner.
I loved the lighting contrast and attention to detail."

Monday, October 5, 2009

Find me on the Windows® 7 Wall

Click on the picture.