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The Latest… April 13, 2011

Filed under: Blue Feather Gallery,Norum — baker Blinker @ 8:22 am

Exchanged a duplicate Norum version of Gallery Jack on my new, Mujigae parcel with an original version of the Blue Feather Gallery. Seems to fit! Had to burrow pretty deep in the Greater Chilbo soil to make room for the still attached Lemon House, though.

So that means the Blue Feather Gallery is no longer in Pietmond. Really it’s back home.

 

Loose Thoughts… January 4, 2011

All eggs in one basket now: Pietmond. Edwardston Station Gallery importance seems to have shrunk… can’t exist independently. Instead: projected new gallery in sky, kind of building on UFO I had to recently delete, reachable from Underground Pietmond (above-below dichotomy).

Although I probably can’t promote it in Second Life as much as I would want, Pietmond is already a great success. I’m friends with all exhibitors, which I think is important. I enjoyed exhibiting some established SL artists last year, but distance was still great — I was one of many places their art was shown, another stop. The artists’ works I’m showing now are all more distant from the Second Life virtual reality itself. Besides, my SL friend Flora Nordenskiold, who set up my first solo SL exhibit (and only one so far featuring my own work) is really starting to have the bases covered on providing great spaces for established SL artists, often numbering 4 for each new show at her Nordan Art gallery.

The original idea for the Blue Feather Gallery, starting in Noru, went along the lines of what Flora has evolved through Nordan Art (after what she would admit was a rather bumpy beginning; I was involved!). But it didn’t take me long to realize, 1) I didn’t have much of a talent for self promotion needed to be “successful” in the SL art scene, 2) my hours spent in SL are bunched together more in the middle of the night (2am-6am), when most of that virtual world is “asleep” — hard to promote/mingle when no one is around!, 3) I do not consider myself much of a real life artist, in that I’m not dedicated to any one craft in a totally artistic way, in contrast to many SL artists who are successful in real life art as well. (thinking here, for example, of Natsha Lemton, an early exhibitor at the Noru’s Blue Feather Gallery and who subsequently had a showing in Flora’s gallery as well), 4) I’m dedicated now to Linden mainland, and most inworldly successful artists or art galleries work on estate property — not exclusively but I just thought I’d add that in, since it naturally leads to, 5) I see SL as a giant piece of art itself, with mainland a great example of heterogeneous collage that represents a primary media interest. Because of this, I like to explore — I like to immerse myself in the artwork constantly surrounding me in this virtual world. I think for this reason, although I like to visit art galleries I mainly find them to be lacking in and of themselves. I always find myself poking around the vegetation surrounding the galleries. What makes this artist tick, and why are they involving themselves in SL?

So back to the Blue Feather Gallery, what it evolved into (some might say “devolved” here, hehe) was a type of personal shrine to this exoteric art known as mainland, specifically for the continent I call home: Jeogeot. “Jeogeot Through Art and Word,” condensed version, has become the permanent, final exhibit for this particular space. It will probably remain a cornerstone, again just on a personal scale, for any art or art promotion that I will be engaged in. It helps move me away from myself. And appropriately I’ve now been able to incorporate it into Pietmond, which is, on a larger scale, doing the same. And Pietmond itself becomes a small piece of Jeogeot, a fragment of a greater whole.

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Continuing…

Very pleased with the development of the SoSo Gallery and all Pietmond Art Crawl Galleries. SoSo has grown from just showing the 20 collages of my Oblong series to also exhibiting works of others, starting with Mike Casey, an old synching buddy, shall we say, who I’ve corresponded with off and on for about 10 years now. The Oblong series is still within SoSo, true, but in an eastern side that now has a matching, somewhat larger, west part (Casey art).

In thinking about it now, Mike’s exhibit, like the Blue Feather Gallery mentioned before, may be “permanent”, or as permanent as I can promise in the ever shifting world of My Second Life. Connected with this is a very interesting and perhaps still developing set of coincidences surrounding the name origin of SoSo, a *conscious* or purposeful fusion of Peter Gabriel’s top selling So album and the comic corruption of the moniker Peter the Great to Peter the Good and then Peter the So So, or Peter SoSo. But what I didn’t realize until more recently is the *barely* unconscious connection with Led Zeppelin’s similarly archetypal album ZoSo, also generically called Led Zeppelin IV. Here’s the story behind the odd name in case you didn’t know or remember. In reading up myself on the origin, I was interested to see that ZoSo is also a nickname for Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page. But all this becomes odder when I find out Mike’s most recent, larger synching project (more on the whole “synching” thing soon enough, I suppose) involves just this very album, and, in particular, the song “Stairway To Heaven” that ends the traditional side 1 of ZoSo/Led Zep IV. The resulting backwards synchronicity, combining this song with a section of The Wizard of Oz movie, is cleverly dubbed “Stairway From Heaven,” and you can see it here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HywC71qZOs

In our correspondence, Dr. Casey has talked about, in some detail, the symbolism he finds embedded in the 8 minute synchronicity, which has been of some influence. Just off the top, what I like about it is that the cuing point between the 2 involved media (there’s only 1 cue, differentiating “Stairway From Oz” from a more manipulated audiovisual mashup) is what I’d call “natural” or “unforced”. It is simply “Stairway To Heaven” played backwards (otherwise unmanipulated) to a similarly backwards playing Wizard of Oz, starting right when Dorothy opens the front door of her just crashed farmhouse and enters Oz (Munchkinland) for the first time. Since the movie is playing backwards here, the synch starts with Dorothy *closing* this door, then, instead of opening it, and the backwards “Stairway To Heaven” matching this with what appears to be the phrase, “Love vanquished.”

Quite a powerful view with the subtitles and all, but Mike’s theories concerning SFO are what really struck me. I’d like to see him post these to the web somewhere. Perhaps on this blog?

But I found this little tangle of meaningful coincidences — synchronicities themselves, really, in a classical, Jungian manner — very interesting. In writing all this out, I think it means, on one, basic level, that Mike art should have a permanent place in the SoSo gallery, as mentioned before. I would not take it the logical, last step and rename his part of SoSo ZoSo (too obvious), but the link has nonetheless been locked in.

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I must, then, move on the next gallery specifically created for the Pietmond Art Crawl: Norum. Julie Sadler is a newer friend who featured my involvement in Second Life art in a post on her large, influential Collage Clearinghouse back in 2009. Probably the great majority of *her* friends and followers, at the time, thought — what’s Julie on about here? Virtual art? Textures on prims?

More recently, I asked Julie’s permission to go through her flickr site and select various photo textures for creating art to hang in the brand spanking new Norum Gallery of Pietmond. I thought virtual representations of her collage/mixed media pieces would play well within that small, intimate space, and the final results appear to prove my instincts right. Ms. Sadler seems to agree; she’s even published her own post concerning the Norum Gallery and Pietmond in general to her wonderful blog.

More will develop of this. Besides managing her blog, Julie is super busy creating art in Real Life. Oh, and I believe she also has a regular, day job, like most of us struggling, creative types. The Collage Clearinghouse, while also acting as a podium for others to discuss their own collage efforts if they wish, remains primarily a place Julie shares with the world personal stories of trials and tribulations/successes and achievements with the same. Exposure for any type of artist is a high challenge, but the overall work of collage artists weave in added twists to this old problem. Copyright reverberations spring to mind immediately.

I have promised Julie that I’ll read her blog back to front in the coming months, with further questions from me forthcoming I’m sure. Pietmond is not finished with Julie, I don’t think.

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Which brings us to the Something To CHRO About gallery just across the sidewalk from the Norum Gallery. STCA features a good number of photos by Edna Million, now a known “High Country” artist with several Real Life gallery showings garnishing her creative resume. Edna is also a writer who hopes to published — nay, *will* publish several, perhaps many novels and larger works in the coming years. Photography is a complementary, art focus. And like baker and Julie before her, Edna is also a collage artist, although she hasn’t worked in that medium for a number of years. *And,* Edna also happens to be my (baker b.’s) Real Life wife.

I am projecting a *really* big, future venture fusing our collage sensibilities (and Edna’s photography skills), but it will involve an extended “trip” to Britain, probably months and months in length and which may not happen until we are both retired. In the meantime, Edna has already visited England for 2 weeks with a friend this fall, and my virtual avatar Baker Bloch, aided by a touch of collage magic, hehe, was able to do the same this past spring, as recorded in Pietmond’s final, present gallery: the Tower of TILE.

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And that concludes my little spiel about Pietmond art developments, still a work in progress!

 

Blue Feather on Blue Jay Way November 30, 2010

Filed under: Blue Feather Gallery,Teepot,Yeot — baker Blinker @ 8:54 am

So… I moved the Blue Feather Gallery to Teepot, condensing the old “Jeogeot Through Art and Word” in the process. The sidewalk it lies upon? Blue Jay Way, obviously. And I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned already that the official version of House Greenup now sits across Redbird Pond from it. Green-red-blue, all in a row, then. And to the immediate west is Rook Way, connotating the color black. Up on the hill above the newly positioned Blue Feather Gallery, reachable by Number 9 Way, is perched Gallery 9. Nest presently empty.

I haven’t talked to Hucka D. in a couple of days. Let’s at least briefly see what he’s been up to or has to say.

Hucka D.:

Hi. Do you know who Ticky Bill is, yet?

bb:

Me?

Hucka D.:

*Yes.*

bb:

This is because I had to change Orange House in Teepot West to Lime House, which is the supposed home of Ticky Bill in Pietmond.

Hucka D. (emphasizing):

You are Ticky Bill here. That is your home.

bb:

Lemon House was absorbed into the Blue Feather Gallery, Hucka D. Very interesting development. I just ate through the walls, creating 2 small side rooms that were formerly the 2 floors of this house. And that’s the only reason I had room for “Jeogeot Through Art and Word” in that building. I had to mash together the 2 structures. Literally, they were mashed against each other and then merged by removal/editing of some abutted walls.

Hucka D.:

As you understand, Teepot East obliviates many of the property problems of Pietmond. Pietmond simply needed a sister city to continue its own existence. An Eve to its Adam. Lisa to Oliver. Crabwoo is now no more. You move there; then a day later the sidewalks are pulled up defining its existence. Chance? Again: no way. Blue Jay No Way. Instead Teepot is your sister city. Teepot and Pietmond. Around Chilbo. Around Parktown. Even Crow’s Foot. We all scream for ice cream now. Thank you.

bb:

Thanks!

Top of Rookwood Cottage, and blackbird singing in the dead of night.

Multiple rooks: make a parallelogram. This represents Rook Way itself.

Rookwood Cottage interior with Jasper 02 and Jasper 03 collages.

 

Blue Feather Gallery updates October 18, 2010

Filed under: Blue Feather Gallery,Grassy Noll,Greentop,Hucka D.,Norum,Uncategorized — baker Blinker @ 5:35 am

The Blue Feather Galley reopens in Asha (Greentop property) and features a condensed version of the “Jeogeot Through Art and Word” exhibit that ran in Noru for the past 2 months. Also within the gallery are personal exhibits “Baker Bloch in England”, still in the Tower of TILE, and, currently, my Wheeler-Jasper collage series on the lower floor.

Structurally, it looks the same as the Blue Feather Gallery version from this past summer in Noru, before the considerable enlargement to accommodate the opening of “Jeogeot Through Art and Word.” The whole thing fits quite nicely and snugly on the Greentop property after the deletion of House Greenup on the ground (now incorporated into the new Edwardston Station Gallery structure in Orions Vale).

Big cavity in the ground where the Blue Feather use to sit in Noru. The building in the foreground is planned to be the SL version of Atlantic University in Virginia Beach. Very nice to meet and talk a bit with their SL representative the other night! I do miss Chilbo and all the hustle and bustle that can happen at times there. But other places called me to them.

A now re-exposed Widow’s Knob, or what once might have been called Grassy Knob or Grassy Knoll.

Baker sits in the cabin on the north end of the woods, relaxing a bit after a hard night of moving and deleting prims.

Part of the Blue Feather-Noru structure has also been moved to Otaki Gorge, but I’ll save that story for another night when the dust settles down over there a bit more. I wanted to attempt to talk to Hucka D. tonight.

Meanwhile the ground around Greentop itself is looking a bit bare with the deletion of House Greenup and some other objects.

What are my new plans for the Blue Feather? I think I’ll just let this show run for another month to month and a half and see if I want to keep it in Asha. Might all depend on what develops in Otaki Gorge in the meantime. “Hucka D., you there?”

Hucka D.:

Yes. Hello.

bb:

Hi. (pause) Do you wish to chat about the 3d nature of the Corsica continent?

Hucka D.:

Good you moved the Blue Feather Gallery to that continent, and deleted the version in Noru. Nice you met the woman from Atlantic. Synchronicity came up. You should form a group.

bb:

Thanks for that. I’m studying up on leads provided by the conjunction of elephant and Pennsylvania in Corsica, Hucka D. Points toward… (pause).

Grassy:

Hello. I am the highest of the low. The green [just] below the logray. I am Grassy too.

bb:

Hi as well Grassy.

Grassy:

You have tore down Howl’s Moving Castle in Noru and created a smaller version in Asha, I’ve heard.

bb:

It’s the Blue Feather Gallery, Grassy. But: yes.

Grassy:

Hucka Doobie stated to me it was the Howl’s Moving Castle. It has moved from mountain status to a hill. Highest of the low.

bb:

I think I see. You are Grassy and you are also Greentop. You are the Blue Feather Gallery, in essence, and the *condensed* version of the Jeogeot exhibit. You are then highest of the low, the second, condensed version of Howl’s Moving Castle as well.

Hucka D.:

That took a lot of courage as well to destroy the larger version.

Grassy:

I am an Ancient Rising. I am.

bb:

Grassy, I aligned the Tower of TILE directly over the top of Greentop. What is the future for this tower?

Grassy:

The condensed version of the castle now pivots around it. TILE will be reborn in Greentop. You’ll see.

bb:

Thanks, Grassy.

Grassy:

You’re welcome, baker Beach. baker b.

Hucka D.:

Yes, thank you baker b. for getting rid of the huge eyesore in Noru, hehe. You’ve given Chilbo a nice park to play in.

bb:

Something else is going to happen on the Greentop property, then.

Hucka D.:

A Blue Feather is already stuck on the top.

 

New Blue Feather location? Not quite. October 10, 2010

The 2nd (of 3) Noru version of the Blue Feather gallery seems to fit quite well as a skybox on the Greentop property in Asha. Admittedly I’m have a hankering again to invite a guest or two to show some of their work on the main level, as I did for several SL artists in Noru. A logical choice would be mainland Corsica artists, I suppose. But the problem: I don’t really have enough prims to spare for this option. The Wheeler-Jasper series, the last series of my 10×10 (1st series is now in House Greenup on the Greentop grounds) will possibly still be exhibited on the lower level, as before. In the tower (“Tower of TILE”) is still exhibited “Baker Bloch in England”, a country which he visited this past spring.

On the horizon is a return to England for Baker, this time in a different spot. Can’t wait; I know exactly where it’ll start.

Let’s bring in Hucka D. just because we can. “Hucka?”

Greentop:

Hello.

bb:

New spirit — great. Hi Greentop. 🙂

Greentop:

🙂

bb:

Are you the spirit of my new property?

Greentop:

Yup. (pause) Hi.

bb:

Hi. (pause) Hucka D. not around tonight?

Greentop:

Nope.

Hucka D.:

Hey, baker b.

bb:

Oh hi. You know Greenup? Greentop, I mean?

Hucka D.:

Greentop is here?

bb:

I was just talking to him.

Hucka D.:

He came early. He said he wasn’t prepared.

bb:

Greentop? You still around? [no answer] Wonder if he’ll show up again?

Hucka D.:

He has to. Or not.

bb:

What’s going on with you, Hucka D.?

Hucka D.:

Making chalk again. Colored chalk.

bb:

Nice. What’s your favorite color, Hucka D.?

Hucka D.:

Blue. Green and blue. Red and green and blue. And yellow.

bb:

TILE, then.

Hucka D.:

Yup. Oh here’s Greentop again.

Greentop:

Hi.

bb:

Hey again.

Greentop:

Nice night.

bb:

Yes it is. Quite warm here in [delete state]. Are you in Asha right now, Greentop?

Greentop:

Always. Asha always.

bb:

So you’re the same as the property.

Greentop:

I am the highest of the green. Purest green.

Hucka D.:

Do you know who was born yet on top of Greentop, baker b.?

bb:

Ummm, I’m guessing…

Hucka D.:

Yes?

bb:

Guessing…

Greentop:

Right?

bb:

The first Mmmmmm? Am I close?

Hucka D.:

Ding ding ding ding ding ding ding. Yes!

Greentop:

Ha ha ha ha!

Hucka D.:

Ho ho he he!

Greentop:

Woo woo!! (claps, then pause)

bb:

Wow, that was some reaction guys. Are you finished?

Greentop:

Never. But: yes.

Hucka D.:

But: yes.

bb:

You guys twins or sumtin?

Hucka D.:

Yes. He said he wasn’t ready.

bb:

Are you Castor and Pollution?

Greentop:

Woo woo!

Hucka D.:

Yes!

bb:

Hmm. Is the…

Hucka D. (interrupting again):

Yes? (pause)

bb (quickly):

Grassy Noll?

[no reaction] (pause)

bb:

Guys?

Grassy Noll:

It’s been a longer time baker Beach? baker b. I finally got out of the super Wal-Mart in Big 4 with my Pink Floyd CD. I had fishnet nylon stuck to both my legs but I’m OK. I had it removed with alcohol.

bb:

Well, nice to have you back Grassy. 🙂

Grassy:

🙂

bb:

Are you the same as the Grassy who use to speak on this blog? Back in, I don’t know, starting in 2008 and I guess we also spoke in 2009, if you are the same as him. Don’t think we have in over a year, though?

Grassy Noll:

I am Grassy Too.

bb:

Grassy II?

Grassy Noll:

Yes.

bb:

Were you Peter’s playmate in Asha, as I’ve theorized?

Grassy:

Yes. I am the first toy avatar. (pause) Period.

bb:

Did Peter move from Big Island [in the Comet Archipelago] to here?

Grassy:

Yes. He had to move to the Plane of Bill. To talk with The Bill. To start his real job.

bb:

And Bracket Jupiter paved the way.

Grassy:

What is… oh yes, that is correct.

bb:

Grassy…

Hucka D.:

That better be it for Grassy tonight. He’s out of blog shape. Will take some time. Next assignment: you have to figure out which came first, the Head or The Trip. Goodnight and sleep tight!

bb:

Thanks Hucka D.

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I wanted to write a couple more ideas down tonight, before I forget. I think that the planets Baker Bloch found in his back yard belonged to Peter (or Grassy) and were his/their toys. Or experiments. Earth is strangely missing in the Mercury, Venus, Mars configuration.* And Mars is not in orbit like the other two. I’m just going to guess that this is tied into recent mention of Earth, Texas on this blog, a tiny town in Lamb County where a power plant called “Plant X” is located. Hucka D. has subsequently indicated that Plant X stands for Planet X, as in the missing 10th planet of the Solar System back in the days when Pluto was the legitimate 9th. X=10, after all. Why is Earth missing from Baker’s new back yard, though? Was it removed? Did it ever exist with the others in the first place? I wish I could ask Peter directly. Maybe Grassy can answer this the next time we speak. Mercury, Venus, Mars — like marbles.

I should also discuss, quickly, that Greentop itself has been mentioned a couple of times already in this large, spacious blog, most interestingly as the possible birthplace of NM artist Charles Nelson Blinkerton (Greentop, Missouri). Hucka Doobie claims he is still Charles Nelson Blinkerton in spirit.

Another theory is that Mr. Low, the Ancient Baker Bloch was indentured to when he was born into SL, has something to do directly with the *disappearance* of Grassy Noll and toy avatars in general from SL. Mr. Low’s name is actually Oglethorpe, and he is a Plutonian as discussed on The Street.** As the wikipedia article on Pluto mentions, Pluto is not Lowell’s hypothetized Planet X. Maybe Grassy is?

Greentop: Not too high or too low. Hilo, a new one. A new “Ancient Rising”.

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* See also: articles about this rather famous “solar system” crop circle from England in 1995, where Earth is “missing.”

http://www.unexplainable.net/artman/publish/article_2029.shtml
http://www.greatdreams.com/asteroids.htm
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3476526989180928496

** Another queer fact: Grassy Knob was renamed Mt. Oglethorpe in 1930, the same year as Pluto was discovered. Mt. Oglethorpe was then the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail from 1937-1958, when it was moved to nearby Springer Mt.

 

More Updates… September 16, 2010

Filed under: Blue Feather Gallery,House Greenup,Norum,Otaki Gorge,SoSo — baker Blinker @ 8:33 am

Replaced Gallery 9 near northeast corner of Noru, on my remaining parcel there (a 512), with just purchased Victorian house that I intuitively felt would be a great place to show the Greenup series of the 10×10. And it seems I was right. I call it House Greenup.

Upstairs:

Alcove w/ transparent walls, giving that great view of the surrounding “lowlands”.

Downstairs:

The Greenup series (20 collages) begins at Baker’s right here and works counterclockwise around the walls of both the lower and upper floors. ending at Baker’s left. Fits pretty well. And the house looks great, and slots into my narrow parcel perfectly.

View from long porch toward park-like grounds.

I don’t think I’ve included a picture of the expanded version of the lake in the park, so here ‘t’is. It’s quite deep for its size, although not really big enough to warrent a sailboat. Just for show, mind you. It’s a nice place to relax, and admittedly my favorite spot in Noru presently. Good place to get away from it all still.

Finally, I thought I’d throw in a snapshot from Otaki Gorge once more, showing some recently planted pink bushes in the pine woods on each side of the sink/gorge. And today I also tested whether the entire Blue Feather Gallery, current version, would fit onto this new property in any way. Success! Yes, I can move it to Otaki Gorge, but I’d ruin most of the views I currently have. So for now it’s staying put in Noru. But I left a bit of its pipe on the ground still (right), just to get use to the idea if needed.

 

New art in the Blue Feather; new gallery (SoSo) in Otaki Gorge… September 14, 2010

Filed under: Blue Feather Gallery,Otaki Gorge,SoSo — baker Blinker @ 8:47 am

Kinetic art piece bought about a week ago from Tubular Gallery near Chilbo. Baker “sits” within and takes a fun ride. Inserted on middle of 3 patio areas of Blue Feather. Tubular Gallery added to appropriate maps and notecards. Go visit!

Couple more copies of famous art pieces procured from the Parktown Art Gallery. Once again, visit! There’s also an ad I picked up from the Red Leaf Gallery, which exists now only as a shell of the busy, functioning gallery it use to be (judging from the ad). I’d ask you to visit as well, but… well, it’s really not there any longer. Perhaps the Red Leaf will return; I’ll make a note to keep checking back. It *was* located just across the Hanja Infohub region from Parktown, in Hamneda.

Bought another beautiful etched glass art piece from Chilbo’s Kristine Kristan (K2 Gallery), along with another Chilbo piece by surrealist Janis Shamen (Ceci n’est pas une Galerie – Sur)

Finally a couple of Blinkertons for the second floor — yes he was a resident of Jeogeot — sometime, somewhere. 🙂

Moving now to Otaki Gorge, I’ve created an entirely new gallery called SoSo, a small affair housing, presently, 1 series of my “Art 10×10”, namely the Oblong series, my personal favorite as a whole.

Within you can look up for a great view of the palm tree marking the grave of Peter the SoSo, former resident of Otaki Gorge in pre-Linden days, apparently. This leftover tree acts as proof, after all (!) And so the gallery was named for this Sunklander Peter, who also, according the story/stories I’m still developing, left Norum sometime just before or after its absorption into the Linden Lab grid to come to this gorge/sink, perhaps the first such sink created.

As you can see, nature has not been excluded from the gallery. 🙂

Looking toward the Home o’ Fibs, as I’m calling it, from the large, east facing window of the gallery.

Overhead view. Since the creation of these photos, I’ve also made a path from the backdoor of the gallery (there are 2 identically shaped doors — front and back) to Gallery 9 transferred from Noru, up the hill a bit. More on that soon.

SoSo (gallery) was designed so that you could still get a great view into the center of the sink from the House of Truth (blue house in photo below) and Gallery 9.

 

Blue Feather Gallery Tour, 08/20/10 (Floor 1) August 20, 2010

Filed under: Blue Feather Gallery — baker Blinker @ 6:46 pm

Welcome to the Blue Feather Gallery in Noru!

In August, the gallery has been redesigned/enlarged to feature an exhibit celebrating the continent of Jeogeot through art and word. Moving through the main part of the gallery bottom to top equates with moving around the continent in a general west to east and then south to north direction. The central Big E of the gallery, also new, stands in for the Korean Channel, the central sea of the continent and a type of pivot point.

Maps, notecards, web sites, and links to my blog, when appropriate, are found at the beginning of each of the 5 floors of the exhibit. Click on map locations (red balls) for related SLurls. A master map is found on floor 1. Much of the art is free, almost so, or nfs.

Also in the gallery as a whole remain some of the SL narrative works created in the last 1 1/2 years or so, including “E: A Letter of Stories”, “Wall of Ass.”, and “Baker Bloch in England”. Most pictures have accompanying text when moused over.

To visit exhibits assoc. with the Big E, select teleporter destinations that have “Big E” in the description. All officials gallery teleporters are marked with a blue feather. To visit the “Baker Bloch in England” exhibit in the tower above, use the “Up” teleporter just inside the door of the patio containing the “Blue Feather Gallery — Middle” teleporter.

And we have a bar now as well (!): Something to CHRO about. Select the “Blue Feather Gallery — Middle” teleporter once more.

LOOKING FOR MY 10×10 COLLAGE?? Check here!

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Rubi/103/68/232

Enjoy your visit!
– baker Bloch

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Blue Feather Gallery Tour, 08/20/10 (Floor 2)

Filed under: Blue Feather Gallery — baker Blinker @ 6:45 pm

JEOGEOT 01

We begin our journey around and through Jeogeot on the west side, specifically on a large, unnamed island (to my knowledge) roughly about the size of a 6×6 square of 36 total sims. And on this island I’ve chosen to highlight two quite interesting and quite different galleries.

On the east side of this western Jeogeot island is The Shaman’s Blank Canvas, owned and operated by Czar Nicholas, an artist, writer and poet who hopes to extend the reach of his work through his involvement in the artistic community of SL, according to his profile. Judging from the works and nicely designed gallery, it appears he has succeeded. Many of Czar’s digital stylings seem based on spiritual/religious ideas and values, add in a healthy dose of science fiction and fantasy.

On the west side of the same island we find Brain Wash Art Centre owned by Lvpvs Writer. Like Czar, Lvpvs has been around in SL a couple of years now, and has concocted a quite fascinating and large art/recreation complex called Brain Wash in this area, which includes his art center. I’m also familiar with this region through Little Robert Plant Variant, but I’ll spare that story only for those brave enough to dive into my blog for more. The description of the picture from the gallery displayed here, a digital representation of a watercolor and ink work on blotter paper, cryptically reads, “LVPVS IN FABVLA p26 ‘There I found you, my love'”. Personally, I found the picture in a castle on top of the high mountain towering above the gallery just to its east, one of the most distinct on Jeogeot as a whole. A quite magical and lovely place on its own.

Also on this particular floor of the Blue Feather you’ll find a couple of my collage works, which use to be displayed in the Biggie Gallery of Sunklands not far south of our western Jeogeot island. Head up to floor 3 to see much more on the subject of Sunklands!

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Blue Feather Gallery Tour, 08/20/10 (Floor 3)

Filed under: Blue Feather Gallery — baker Blinker @ 6:44 pm

JEOGEOT 02

Sunklands is a specific, broad area in the southwest part of the Jeogeot continent that I’ve been involved with since August 2009. A more detailed map of the region is found at the top of this ramp, including the names of the six individual sinks I’ve identified, along with other prominent places of interest. Although there are no large, traditional galleries in the area, due to my several landholdings and attached explorations of the sinks, I’ve been able to uncover some hidden gems of places, including a small gallery owned by Sambroxton String. Several large, surrealist paintings are found in the above space, and also several sculptures on the patio. The animated sculpture called “Rotating Iris” has particular, sentimental attachment for me personally, because a copy of it use to exist just across the road from my house in the very heart of Big Sink, the largest of the 6 Sunklands sinks. Unfortunately, a change of land ownership in the area has forced its deletion. The Broxton gallery still exists in Big Sink, though… take a look!

Also on display on this floor are etched glass works by Quiet Sinatra, found in another Big Sink establishment called Q’s Gas n Glass in the Brouwer sim, and on a notably well maintained and landscaped parcel.

In additional, we have 1 work from The Pudding Club, a musical venue owned by members of the RL band called UK Heights, who perform in SL as SL Heights. The photo, like a number of others decorating the walls of the club, was taken by a deceased, former member of the band. If you decide to head over to the Pudding Club to check things out, make sure you visit their garden of ambient instruments!

Following through the door of the next level, we come to a picture by Lark Blackheart, who use to own a small gallery basically right next to my Biggie Gallery in Aotearoa (see Sunklands map), and which has significance for my blog. Beside it is a nice kinetic selection from The Galleria KyrArt on the east edge of Sunklands (Mooter), or just outside the eastern edge, an establishment featuring what it calls Minimalism Contemporary. Next comes a selection from Hugh’s Rise by well known blogger and fellow explorer Dale Ennis that seemed to slot perfectly into the available space. Last but certainly not least by any means, we have some appliances and other objects stacked near the far wall on this floor, all courtesy of master builder Arcadia Asylum. I’m super pleased to be able to include objects from her official SL museum in Chemona (se of Sunklands) in this Jeogeot oriented collection. Without Arcadia’s simply amazing collection of full perm creations, I probably would not be setting up this gallery at all in the first place (for better or for worse) , and perhaps would have left Second Life much nearer the beginning point for me than I am now. More of her work can be found in other spots in the Blue Feather as well.

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