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The Linden Endowment of the Arts is an official Linden Community Partnership program whose purpose is to help new artists, cultivate art in SL, and foster creativity, innovation, and collaboration within the art community.PatriciaAnne Daviauhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03691262124851721177noreply@blogger.comBlogger504125
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LEA8 - Orion Tales 10 Years - Lion Igaly

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 18:31
Orion Tales 10 years
The Orion Tales group and it's organizer Lion Igaly, with the support of Linden Endowment for the Arts (LEA), are pleased to announce the opening of the LEA8 expo area entitled "Orion Tales 10 Years" on Monday, May 1, 2017.

Ten years ago, the first Pyramid art gallery was born and at the same time the Orion Tales group, comprised of artists who produced their works in Second Life, was also created. The current exhibition, located in 3 buildings, a park and some skyboxes, aims to explore different stages of art evolution in Second Life by presenting works developed over the  years since 2007.

There are works of 3D sculpture, photography, machinima (video) and prim painting (simulations of paintings made with the use of flattened prims). All works are produced in Second Life.

The sculpture works include numerous works in prim, sculpt and mesh, the three techniques used by 3D artists.

Here is the list of artists:
Aloisio Congrejo
Daco Monday
Giovanna Cerise
Katy60it Cyberstar
Kicca Igaly
La Baroque
Lion Igaly
Lookatmy Back
MADD (maddomxc.umino)
Maryva Mayo
Melusina Parkin
Mirko Matova
Mistero Hifeng
nessuno Myoo
Nino Vichan
Paola Mills
Solkide Auer
Tani Thor
Wizardoz Chrome

There are also works of artists that are no longer active in SL from the private collection of Lion Igaly.
eclettica Basevi  (from private collection)
Gleman Jun        (from private collection)
Jeb Soderstrom    (from private collection)
PJTHA Korobase    (from private collection)
Shellina Winkler  (from private collection)
Zhora Maynard     (from private collection)

The exhibition will continue until the end of June. Various celebration events with musical performances and dance are being also planned.
We look forward to see you.

Round 13 of Artists in Residence apps will open soon!!

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 17:43

As the opening up of applications for Round 13 Artist In Residence sims is drawing near... we thought giving you a few days notice to think about what the inspiration for your application might be- the overview of how Round 13 has been scheduled- and questions you will encounter on the application would be helpful!

AIR Sims Round 13 Timeline:

May1st - Round 13 applications open
May 31st - Round 13 applications close
June 1st - Voting opens to full committee
June 12th - Voting ends
June 12th -15th Ties settled (if any)
June 15th - Winners emails sent
June 15th - 30th - Winners acceptance emails received/non-winners notices sent/sims assigned/liaisons assigned
June 30th - Notice to Round 12 artists to clear sims
July 1st - Hand over sims to Round 13 winners - liaisons meet with their artists
December 31st - End of Round 13

Questions to prepare for that are asked on the application:

-Second Life Name
-email address
-I am applying for this grant as (individual or group)
-Project Name
-Project Maturity Rating
-Project Summary (short description)
-Project Description (longer with more detail)
-Do you have experience with Estate management
-Your SL Resume/CV
-Current Exhibits/Documentation

We are sure it's going to be another exciting Round of Sims and hope to see YOUR application!

LEA 14 - Fragments of a Forest Opening

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 17:26

Sim opening and story reading:
April 26th, 8 am SLT
April 26th, 7 pm SLT

You are invited to spend a magical time with us!

LEA 14 - Fragments of a Forest

Imagine spending your entire life living in a cave. Everything you've learned, everything you understand has been limited by stone walls, mathematical algorithms, and endless shadows.

It's not a bad life, mind you. You have all you wish for to survive — fish and giant beetles to eat, medicinal glowing fungi, beautiful glittering crystals, and the shelter of the trees. The trees themselves were magical, dynamic organisms — always growing, always changing. It's a good life, as long as you avoided the brain jellies.

Then imagine leaving this cave. You would be blinded by the dazzling light, for just a little while. Then, you would be able to see the rest of the world. You would witness humankind outside of the cave, and be able to sample many of the world's amazing things. However, you left the ones you loved behind.

Would you go back? Would you take them with you, and show them everything that you have learned and experienced? More importantly, what would you do, if they decided to stay? ...what would they do to you?

Welcome to Fragments of a Forest!  Plato's Allegory of the Cave ( Plato's The Cave ) likened  the journey of man's intellect to being chained within a dark cavern. Once a person is freed from their chains, they must undergo many stages of learning and unlearning before enlightenment. Then, once enlightened, Plato asked, "What would happen when we return to the cave?"

Ours is a story about going back.

Visit a world that has never existed before, and never will again. As you wander or sit and observe this world, it will change around you, driven by its own simple internal rules, producing very complex results. Find the glowing footprints throughout the sim, and touch them to learn of the cave's story.

Explore the constantly changing forest, where each tree builds itself as a very simple fractal-like structure, with some randomness thrown in, and later seeds new trees around itself.

Rest your body, let your mind wander, and observe the flying creatures above the lake, as they follow the rules of a simple algorithm to produce an intelligent-like behavior.

This work will be open at the LEA 14 sim until the end of June 2017.
Thank you for visiting!
  --Thickbrick Sleaford & Blue Mikado

LEA16-Gem Preiz opens the Anthropic Principle on April 20, 2017

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 07:19

Gem Preiz opens his "The Anthropic Principle"on LEA16 on April 20, 2017, and tells us the following about it:
"The Anthropic Principle" is composed on one hand of a short novel, on a second hand of 4 Sim-sized builds, and at last of 36 high resolution fractals, all components illustrating each others. It is to my eyes one single and consistent work which elements cannot be split, though some visitors could prefer to focus on the visual experience. However, please notice that the novel is not only the background of the installation but also its visit guide, which reading can avoid to miss something. It gives also some hints about the different sources that inspired me.

Please comply with the setting recommendations for a complete and better visit.

The music is available only on streaming on the Sim. It is a compilation of 4 extracts of "Inception" and "Interstellar" movies OST, both composed by Hans Zimmer.

The installation will remain open until end of June 2017. Meanwhile, "No Frontiers" remains open and can be reached thanks to the access board located at the end of the visit or thanks to its specific landmark (see picks in my profile) but its music will have to be listened from youtube, according to the indications given in the welcome hall of the exhibition.

Enjoy the reading, and the visit.

Gem Preiz

"Le Principe Anthropique" est un ensemble constitué d'une part d'un récit, d'autre part de 4 constructions de la taille d'une Sim, et enfin de 36 tableaux fractals, les différentes composantes s'illustrant mutuellement. C'est à mes yeux un tout indissociable. Certains visiteurs préfèreront s'en tenir à l'expérience visuelle. Néanmois le récit sert non seulement d'arrière plan à l'installation mais il en est aussi un guide de visite, dont la lecture permet de ne rien manquer. Il comporte en outre des notes indiquant les différentes sources que j'ai utilisées.

Le respect des paramètres est vivement recommandé.

La musique qui accompagne la visite n'est disponible qu'en streaming sur la Sim. Il s'agit de 4 extraits des bandes originales des films Inception et Interstellar, composées par Hans Zimmer.

L'installation sera ouverte jusqu'au 30 juin 2017. "No Frontiers" restera accessible à partir du panneau d'accès situé en fin de visite ou gràce à son landmark spécifique (voir les picks de mon profil)  mais sa musique d'accompagnement devra être écoutée sur youtube, selon les indications données dans le hall d'accueil de l'exposition.

Bonne lecture, et bonne visite.

Gem Preiz

5 Layers of Energy on LEA9

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 16:43
Energy = Transformation
The basic layer shows some possibilities of transformation, which  the mankind has used
during the history to  produce physical energy.
The utility poles refer to  the electrical energy, wich is won by transforming  water, wind, sun
or terrestrial heat.
The base-texture shows  the center of a nuclear fusion-reactor, which might be used to transform energy for a future generation.
The spaces on this layer  are used to display the artwork of some colleagues  focusing on the topic energy.
The teleport-pad can be usedto reach the other layers.

Energy = Movement
Second Life has a lot of options for movement, be it in dance-animations or by using scripts to let textures move.
Vehicles and even bot-avatars can be  setup to move repeatedly on a certain trace or to roam free and according to the control of a person behind the screen.
The layer MOVEMENT shows some of  those possibilities and how they can be used to produce especially animated art pieces.

Energy = Interaction
The layer INTERACTION provides opportunities for the visitor to trigger visual events by collision or by touch. In the corners he can create his own fracticle-show (fracticle=fractals as particles) by touching the round buttons.
In long black tubes collisions trigger not only visual  but also sonic events.

Energy = Love
The LOVE-layer shows several  artistic options how to express  the term LOVE in a virtual world:
- mesh- and sculpty-statues by Asmita Duranjaya,
- roses and rose-petals with hover-text,
- a tree-sculpture with heart-leaves,
- animated lips,
- artwork concerning the topic love by bachi Cheng, Aloisio Congrejo, Frantz Catteneo, Kolor Fall and Ohe54, an anonymous Indian artist etc.

Energy = Transcendence
The layer TRANSCENDENCE leads the  visitor into another dimension beyond reality and virtuality. The mind can become unified with the eternity ...

Take a seat in one of the capsules and let you elevate to the transcendence-sphere;
sit on one of the yellow moving objects and take a bath in color, shape and sound ...

My sim-wide installation ENERGY  is a piece of conceptual techno-organic art.
I try to visualize the term in five layers, from the simple physical aspect to the philosophical aspect of looking beyond the physical boundaries.
The conceptual strategy allows me to enhance my own installation with art-pieces of  colleagues in Second Life. Some pieces are from my art collection and some are contributed by invited artist-friends in concern of the topic.
The contributing artists are:
Jaime Poutine
Merit Coba
Kolor Fall
Scottius Polke
Finny Yates
lalie Sorbet
Aloisio Congrejo
bachi Cheng
Frantz Catteneo
Louly Loon
Sylver Piccard
Elle Thorkveld

Thanks to Mason Woller for some bulding help.

Thanks to the LEA committee, especially Dove Rhode, PatriciaAnne Daviau, LaPiscean Liberty and Secret Rage.

Asmita Duranjaya

LEA27/28/29 - Particle Show "Magic" by Venus Adored April 7th at 2pm SLT

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 14:32

The show will be given on 3 sims at one time.Where: Lea 27/28 and 29 When: April 7 at 2pm slt.

Teleport:  LEA27   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA27/75/56/3964                     LEA29   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA29/216/42/3964
                LEA28   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA28/178/194/3964

Friends, particle lovers and visitors of my installation at LEA 27 (bubble wall painters) are all invited.
Very important note >>> settings for the show
Do feel welcome
Make sure to be in time

For the best possible viewing of the show set your graphics:
1. Preference > graphics:    * Performance > slider set between HIGH and ULTRA    * Enable Advanced Lightning Model    * Particle count 4096 (more than 4096 may not work       fine)    * Maximum complexity -> No Limit      * Advanced Lightning Model -> checked    * Point Lightning -> Full 
    Preferences >Graphics >Rendering:    * Render Glow Strength 2    * Enable Attached Lights     * Render Attached Particles
2. Remove HUDS and AO´s and all unnecessary        scripts for the duration of the show
3. Set to MIDNIGHT
4. Pie menu:    * Render me fully  >>> I will be highly loaded    * Derender other avatars in case you have lag problems 
5. Please remain seated during the show

LEA11 Opening of "Glass Jars" Installation by Art Oluja

Sun, 04/02/2017 - 23:48
Take a deep breath, dip into the water, and open your mind…_________________________________________________________________
  Glass Jars is an experimental narrative, where space contains emotions and memories in a fluid mindscape. Where fragments of nostalgia nest into vessels, drifting between glimpses of clarity and obscure dreams.
  “We comfort ourselves by reliving memories of protection. Something closed must retain our memories, while leaving them their original value as images.”
― Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space
Much of the inspiration for Glass Jars comes from G. Bachelard’s “The Poetics of Space,” R. Grudin’s Time and The Art of Living,” and a short animation film called “The House of Small Cubes.” The installation incorporates some interactive elements that react as you explore and click things. Region windlight is also recommended.
  Sound is an important aspect of Glass Jars, so please turn viewer “sounds” on (and up). All of the narration, sound scaping and music you hear around the region are designed from scratch, specifically for this project, and are the result of a collaborative experiment with intuitively talented Klaus Bereznyak, who uses percussion and woodwind to creatively reflect the vision and concept of Glass Jars.
More details about Glass Jars, our sound scaping collaboration, and Klaus’s own perspective are in the welcome poster.
                                               DATE: Thursday April 6th, 9AM SLT
                                                          LOCATION: LEA11

                                                 Please join us at this SLUR:

OPENING: Poetry of the Planets on LEA 4 Opens April 2nd

Sat, 04/01/2017 - 09:32

DJ Dano Bookmite will spin celestial tunes to rock the stratosphere, and celebrate the opening of this Community Poetry Project on Linden Endowment for the Arts Region 4

Opening Celebration: Sunday, April 2nd from 2-4pm sltPoetry of the Planets on LEA 4Teleport to LEA4

LEA18 Existence In Balance OPENING

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 16:16



The Story how Earth was created.


Featuring the music of JanaMoon and the voice of Dubhna Rhiadra and particles by ParticleTom: we hear and see the creation of the Earth in a beautiful version of an Irish myth by Ella Young 

Return to the Base of all we know, Earth and Universe, feel the power of the creation, marvel in its beauty, explore for the first time knowingly... remember who we really are!

Sim build created by JenniferMay Carlucci

- Put to words by Dubhna Rhiadra,
- Music by JanaMoon
- Particles by Particle Tom and Lexie

- Saturday, April 1st, 2017

- TIME: 2.30 PM SLT


LEA13 Art Is Rhythm " DANCE WITH ME " Presents Kicca Igaly

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 02:59
"DANCE WITH ME"  By  Kicca Igaly & Music by Nnoiz Papp and Famba LiltaSunday at 1:30 PM - 3:30 PMArt Is Rhythm at LEA13 happily presents Kicca Igaly’s work, “Dance with me” with DJ / Dance Troupe Famba Lilta and live musician Nnoiz Papp! Please join us Sunday April 2 at 1:30 PM SLT for a celebration of inspired art, music, and dance in Second Life!

LEA13 BEFORE THE SILENCE Featuring Nessuno Myoo_ Concert by UltraViolet Alter_

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 10:47

                                                      "Art Is Rhythm"                             SUNDAY MARCH 19TH 2017                                     "Before The Silence"Welcome to LEA13 Concert Series "Art Is Rhythm" SUNDAY MARCH 19TH 2017
 Featuring the Musical Talents Of UltraViolet Alter 2:30 PM SL Time
Nessuno Myoo "Before The Silence" Installation
 2:30 PM SL Time _ 9:30 PM  U T C_Time Zone
 SLUR for your convenincehttp://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA13/141/199/88


Sun, 03/12/2017 - 15:54

                                  ART IS RHYTHM LEA13                                         OPENING                       MARCH 15TH   2PM SL Time PST                                   BY DUNA GANTI always used memories from my RL life as a source of inspiration for my SL artwork. The collages I do, my travels, the sea, my pictures, my artistic preferences, etc.
For the sim rendering, I got inspired by my conté pencil and charcoal drawings on paper. A 2D in which lights and shadows are seeking the volume this medium do not have. I therefore used flat prims as brushstrokes.
Shadows provide volume to the flat medium, allowing all my artwork to become 3D.
I choose the presented topics because they have always been three arts I felt very close to.

Sincere gratitude for the participation of  Daco, Kicca, Nessuno and Paola!
Because of their participation, this project is possible!
Thank you so very much!

     SLUR to the LEA13 Opening::

LEA 17 Angry Gods - changing tableaux

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 20:47

LEA 17 - Angry Gods

The installations on LEA17 are tableaux intended to serve as photo sets. The scenes are to be used in a real-life book project (a sort of graphic novel). They are temporary and will change as the needs of the project progress.

Angry Gods is a journey through various post-life scenarios as represented by different religious or mythological traditions, and freely interpreted by the artist. One of the consistent features is the wanton destruction of each scene.by forces either evident or not. The large satanic cathedral is wired to explode, but will only do so under certain circumstances. Debris tends to cross sim boundaries despite all effort, so the detonations can only happen: 1. when the artist is present, 2. there are no (or very few) avatars on adjacent sims, and 3. the visitor sits on a particular object.

There are signs to indicate roughly what the scenes represent, but they will ultimately only make sense in the context of the final book project. I have tried, nonetheless, to make it entertaining for the casual visitor.

Scene One is in its final phases of photography and much (if not all) of the scene on ground level will be removed within the next week or so.. This will be your last chance to see the builds in their full 3D glory!

=FreeWee Ling

LEA6: iSkye Silverweb's Colours of Loss & Healing

Sat, 03/04/2017 - 13:15

LEA6: the colours of loss & healing
art by iskye silverweb
music by ahnue heartlight
creative support from dubhna rhiadra
Opening 5 March 2017, 1.30pm SLT

"The Colours of Loss & Healing" is an artistic collaboration by iSkye Silverweb and Ahnue Heartlight, where iSkye brings visual and poetic expression and Ahnue infuses sound and rhythm in a journey through the heart of loss into the healing knowledge that love continues on. With creative support by Dubhna Rhiadra.

"Los colores de la pérdida y curación" es una colaboración artistica de iSkye Silverweb con Ahnue Heartlight, donde Skye presenta expresión visual y poética y Ahnue infunde sonido y ritmo en un viaje a través del hondo de la pérdida en el conocimiento curativo de que el amor continúa. Con el apoyo creativo de Dubhna Rhiadra.

"I colori della perdita e la guarigione" è una collaborazione artistica di iSkye Silverweb con Anhue Heartlight, dove iSkye presenta un'espressione visiva e poetica, e Ahnue diffonde suono e ritmo in un viaggio attraverso la profondità della perdita e la comprensione curativa che l'amore continua. Supporto creativo di Dubhna Rhiadra.


I would like to invite you to come to my art opening at the Linden Endowment for the Arts sim LEA6, named The Colours of Loss & Healing. 

If you have experienced a personal loss of someone, be it human or animal, a kindred soul, a much loved being - you are invited to come and participate in this journey I share through the loss of my own kindred soul of 21 years, Sunny, in a process that may likely echo your own. Being living beings of love and light we all experience these things, and come to a realisation that while we may have 'lost' those we love, we never really lose them. We always have their love.

- iSkye Silverweb


Fri, 03/03/2017 - 21:16

 TerpsiCorps ARTWERKS  kicks off  the festivities at their new home on LEA 10, for the next few months, starting Saturday March 4th at 1PM SL with music and mystery, friends and dancing! Please head over  to Whitechapel and enjoy the concert line up around 1PM Second Life time, then linger and meander through the dozens of art galleries organized by Renee Rossalini.
 Whitechapel will be featuring many events over the next four months, including the Interactive Murder Mystery Dance, as well as The Asylum "On The Road" Clue Murder Mystery!
 That is just part of the fun that's in store for you, while you tour the vast Victorian London park like pathways, rummage through the Book Shops for that rare collectors gift, then find yourself stopping to sip a bit of your favorite beverage at the café near the fish market in the afternoon sun, what is the possibly you might discover a poetry reading circle at just about tea time!

 With all the charm of the Victorian era, we welcome the Second Life Community to experience Whitechapel, London with its beauty!
 Featuring This  Saturday March 4th 2017 at LEA10::
   1PM Suzen Juel Resistance
   3PM Voodoo Shilton
   8PM Cordelia Cerise

 Interactive Murder Mystery Dance
 9 PM The Asylum "ON THE ROAD"
 Clue Murder Mystery DJ LIL

We look forward to your company at Whitechapel
For the location of Whitechapel, London concert event Slur:http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA10/29/67/27

LEA18 Existence in Balance

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 17:07
           to visit Existence in Balance:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA18/124/129/15 

3rd stage: Terra Exista, The real World at the end of the Wormhole

Through several wormholes you have landed at different parts of the Real World in Terra Exista of Existence in Balance on LEA18!

Luckily the wormholes are quite stable and after a bumpy and disorientating ride hopefully you will land at the chosen part of your destination.

There are 4 separate clusters of Islands to visit. Themes will be:

- Reality
- Fantasy
- Spiritualism
- Emotion

Then there will be a separate route to our magnificent Universe and of course to the main stage.

Talking about the clusters of small floating islands, each will have their themes as said above and you can explore the islands, after landing. Maybe you will find a nice gift also!

From each cluster there is a possibility to return to The Beginning in order to explore another section of this beautiful installation.

When you have explored the Non-Physical World  (Terra Forma) and the Physical World (Terra Exista) Another tour can bring you to the almost never ending Universe!!

BUT! Always there is the wormhole to go through.. so brace yourselves!!

Already curious to find out what it will be?

Come by now and see how the build is progressing.. Maybe you can already take a demo ride on one of the tours!

Have fun and join the Group for updates, joiners are available at the landing point of:

Existence in Balance

Love and peace!

JenniferMay Carlucci

LEA18 Existence in Balance

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 12:50


          2nd stage: Terra Exista, The real World and how we return to the Physical World

Following up on the last explanation on the creation of our Earth and arrival in the physical World of 2 weeks ago, above the spheres you will find a huge floating island.

This floating island represents all days life on our planet Earth. The interaction with each other, where we meet, feeling happy or sad. Everything concerning our daily life comes together here. The floating island being the support for the platform where we live.

 Surrounded by the building blocks in the distance we see some discs turning, emerging between the blocks. These are the ending points of the wormholes we have to go thru to arrive in this Terra Exista stage of the LEA18 installation Existence in Balance.

As we, as physical people, are transported in a miraculous way to the Terra Forma stage of Existence in Balance on LEA18 (where it all began),  to return to the physical world, we need a special route.
Earth landed in our physical World millions of years ago.. We are already here, just visiting to catch a glimpse of how Earth was created, to catch a glimpse of the serenity and beauty back then…

Luckily for us the Non Physical World offers several ways out.

From each part (- Reality, - Fantasy, - Emotion and - Spirituality) in this Non Physical World, Terra Forma offers a route through a wormhole.

Beware tho!! The transition is not instant!!

We actually have to go thru a wormhole with all stupefying effects that belong with it. Like motion, some psychedelic effects, disorientation…..

At the end, when you really are BRAVE enough to hang on till the end, finally you arrive in the Physical World..
Relax and let yourself float to the routes destiny…

Yes!… the routes destiny.. as for you there is still a long way ahead and much .. MUCH more to explore..

                                             See you next week for more updates on:
                                                      EXISTENCE IN BALANCE
                                             Enjoy and hope to see you all on LEA18!
                                                             Jennifer May Carlucci

“What you seek is seeking you.”
― Jalaluddin Rumi

LEA18 Existence in Balance

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 14:39

                                                        LEA 18 Existence in Balance


2nd stage: Terra Exista

Earth has arrived in its physical Universe. Earth has materialized and is growing into existence.
Linear growing made possible by means of a feature embedded to the physical Universe, being Time.

Whatever  took Earth and Universe billlions of years to form and become as we know it today, forces beyond any of our comprehension of yet have been molding everything that is out there in its present shape.

Here on LEA18, Existence in Balance, it is represented by a mere 2 Globes, rising above the water,  as coming from the Non-physical World, into the physical World.

The first Globe, Earth in its early Young years, small and still covered with ice, pictures the purity clinging to it still from the non-physical World.

The second Globe, above the first one, shows Earth almost as we know it today, full grown, ready for life. The space between the 2, can be considered ‘time’ elapsed between stage 1 and stage 2 during when Earth is evolving.

Planet Earth in our Universe on Lea18, is surrounded by building blocks of which all Universe and, later on, also all living organisms are created. Of course they are present  immediately when our Universe is created, as they are the cradle of our Existence. All around us they are.. wherever you look, always you are confronted with the building blocks of our Existence.

Seemingly perfect from the start, equal in shape and distance soon enough the traveler is confronted with gaps in the build, giving the structure its unique appearance.Wherever you go and wherever your gaze is drawn, nothing is the same for the eye.Yet it all consists out of the same building blocks, just differently organised.

Poem from Rumi, written in the 13th Century:

One Song
Every war and every conflict between human beings
has happened because of some disagreement about names.

It is such an unnecessary foolishness,
because just beyond the arguing
there is a long table of companionship
set and waiting for us to sit down.

What is praised is one, so the praise is one too,
many jugs being poured into a huge basin.

All religions, all this singing, one song.

The differences are just illusion and vanity.

Sunlight looks a little different on this wall
than it does on that wall
and a lot different on this other one,
but it is still one light.

We have borrowed these clothes,
these time-and-space personalities,
from a light, and when we praise,
we are pouring them back in.

Coleman Barks
Author, Rumi: The Big Red Book

Here is a video from LokiRat during visit to this work.

Existence in Balance - Exploring Second Life art

LEA4 - Walk Through Gallery and Music - By Suzen Juel

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 10:11
DATE:February 3rd, 2017
TIME: Fun starts at 3PM SLT

A walk through gallery of color featuring the original art of Suzen JueL, filled with symbolic images of her music. 
Music by...
Lexie Smith
Winston Ackland
Suzen Juel
Denny Mac

LEA18~ Some words on the creator of 'Existence in Balance'

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 08:31

I am JenniferMay Carlucci and am creator and builder of the art installation .: Existence in Balance:.

I think it is a privilege to be able to work on this project and I want to extend my gratitude to Linden Lab who generously offered a grant for my ideas, in order to show my thoughts to  the people in SL.

Who is JenniferMay Carlucci?

After getting my university degree in RL, I started my career as office manager and chief of department of several Financial institutions.

Although these positions offered an interesting challenge, I couldn't find any outlet for my artistic aspirations.

So after 20 years hiding behind a desk and computer, I said farewell to my colleagues and started my company, being a landscape designer. Gardening, plants, ideas on how a landscape should be designed always was a huge hobby of mine.

In 2007, I discovered Second Life, and thought it to be the platform for building virtual landscapes of my RL designs to show to my clients. And it worked really well!.

With my first avatar I entered SL in February 2007.

I learned how to build, landscape and terraform, ran a couple of rental sims, a ballroom and  The Conservatory of Ballymore. Here we had an ongoing art exposition of RL painters and sculptors.

Apart from my own sims and RL designs, I set up several sims for others.

Unfortunately due to the fast pace of SL, none of the sims I created 10 years ago exist anymore.

Having an outlet for my creativity and close contact with nature, it changed my perspective of the World and gradually I became more aware of the deep-seated value of the creation of everything we know around us (earth / universe) and the importance of humanity and every living item here on this planet.

Reading up on quantum-mechanics, space travel and studies on the universe I came up with a theory of how earth and space for that matter could have been created.

Other projects and interests in SL are of course still setting up sims, and one of my top faves is certainly dancing! Using a combination of stunning animations, well chosen Music, a fabulously built stage, and a great choreography puts down a tremendous vivid experience for the SL dancer but also for the SL spectator in RL.

Everything mentioned above will be mixed into the installation .:Existence in Balance:.

The sim will be the stage for dance, sound, visuals and a marvelous all-over experience.

The topic being, to show how Earth is created, lifted up from the non-physical area to the existing world and gloriously settled in its own huge Universe. To show how beautiful the creation is, how we people can observe it and keep beauty and love for the Creation in our Hearts to maintain it for future posterity.

Of course I couldn't get it all done without the backup and support of my loving partner Falk whom I love for everything he is (awesome, kind, open, great sense of humor, young at heart etc etc) and awesome friends Kay (SL sister and RL best friend) and Jess (special as we went thru many ordeals and still sticking together, supporting each other).

A special thanks is at its place as well for Medora and Alazi, who pushed me into taking up the initial build and giving me the space for it.

I thank all my friends RL and SL because I couldn't be the one I am now, without any one of them!