Thursday, April 21, 2016

Fantasy Faire 2016 Opens Today

View of a procession at one of the sea temples on Sapphire Mirror Lake.
For reflections, make sure your preference settings in Graphics is set for "everything" for water.

     This year, the Fairelands extends over a territory of 14 sims. I created the one for Arts and Performance which is called "Sapphire Mirror Lake", and was very fortunate to have the assistance of Lilia Artis, as we both worked on various aspects of the sim development.

Some costume details. All photos are taken with the sim windlight. 

     Each day, performance groups will present their acts on the main stage of the sim. Please check for information on the Fantasy Faire schedule of events HERE.

     Under the mirror lake is a large underwater build. Make sure to descend the entrance stairways to get there. They will deliver you to a long gallery hall of artworks, and through glass walls, an good view onto a lost centaur civilization.

Walking along the gallery hall. To the right are paintings, to the left are glass
walls looking onto a watery civilization.

     I plan to add more info and pictures on this post over the 10 days remaining for the Faire. More to come.


Friday, April 1, 2016


Bridge of Quests on the Sparquerry sim.
Ziki Questi pays close attention to all aspects of her artwork.
On the reverse side of each work is a canvas backing with information.

    Recently, Ziki Questi added new works onto the Bridge of Quests at Sparquerry. The bridge was built for a RL art festival where several SL sims (including Sparquerry) were accessed onto a computer and projected onto the wall at the museum. That exhibit was called Currents 2012, which was shown during June 2012 at the Santa Fe International New Media Festival. I asked Ziki at the time if she would line the bridge with her work. It was in one of the parts of the exhibit which represented optimism, and she brought in works that lifted one's spirits. These beautiful works remained for years on the spot, until recently she had the idea to replace them with pictures she's taken of my own exhibits, so it would fit the style of the sim like a custom glove. She didn't say it in those words, but it's what she has accomplished. Ziki has a marvelous eye for composition. I'm always surprised how her personal interpretation of what she sees takes on such a unique balance. She has brought this wonderful gift to the sim, and it's there for visitors to see at any time. She made a post about this on her blog.