Well, basically everybody agrees that 2016 was a flaming trash fire, but I wanted to take some time to go back and find the good things that happened to me this year. For one thing, Peri and I both got accepted to Evergreen State College. But lots of amazing things happened to me in 2016. Here we go!
Saturday 16th January 2016
Starting at 5 pm SLT with over two hours of music.
With a specially prepared Bowie-themed installation, music, and dancing.
Join us to pay tribute to one of the greatest artists of our time.
Located at the Doors of Perception installation at Intermundia, Kress — the home gallery of veteran SL artist Nebulosus Severine.
TELEPORT HERE —> secondlife/Kress/170/91/639
Too Many Flowers, the provocative installation by Nebulosus Severine at the INTERMUNDIA gallery, will close & be dismantled on 1st August, 2015.
Nebulosus is currently looking for a new venue for the installation, with hopes to expand upon it and bring it to a wider audience.
Please join the Intermundia Meta-Kosmonauts group for future announcements about the art of Nebulosus and guest artists at INTERMUNDIA.
It has been a crazy week full of ups & downs, but my big news is that I was FINALLY able to purchase a (refurbished) laptop, which means I can finally devote more time to getting down with some art that requires some heavy-duty computer processing power.
Except that I don’t have a lot of time at the moment — my big move to the west coast is only about 5 weeks away. Between now and then, I still have a TON of stuff to do.
I finally made it to school to work on matting my Slaughterhouse-Five-themed artworks for the upcoming Student Arts Showcase. Mentally/emotionally, it was not easy for me to be there. But at least I have something to show for it now. I’ll have to go back later in the week to mat my digital self-portraits to foamcore because they’re too large to be matted with the materials we have.
Here are the student artworks I would have matted today for an upcoming show at my school — if it had not been for my anxiety.
For what it’s worth, I’m going to post a preview of those works. All of these were completed in my Independent Study illustration course (which I created myself) in the Fall 2014 (and my final) semester. I don’t have really great pictures of the non-digital ones, unfortunately — some haven’t been scanned yet for higher-res images, and one is too big to scan anyway. Add a potato quality camera phone, and… well, they won’t look as good as they will in person. Eh, I guess most art is like that anyway, right?
Posted in the chronological order in which they were created.
Project #1: Photo reproduction combining 2 artworks and/or photos
[ Guest post by Ryan Medici ]
Ancient Egypt had many fertility gods & goddesses, including:
Amun, creator-god, associated with fertility
Bastet, cat goddess sometimes associated with fertility
Bes, household protector god associated with music, dance, and sexual pleasure
Hathor, goddess who personified the principles of love, motherhood and joy
Heget, frog-goddess of fertility
Heryshaf, god of creation and fertility
Isis, goddess of motherhood, magic and fertility
Mesenet, goddess of childbirth
Min, god of fertility, reproduction, and lettuce
Osiris, god of the afterlife, the dead, and the underworld agency that granted all life, including sprouting vegetation and the fertile flooding of the Nile River
Renenutet, goddess of the true name, the harvest and fertile fields
Sobek, god of the river, warfare and fertility
Sopdet, goddess of the fertility of the soil
Tawaret, goddess of fertility and childbirth
Tefnut, goddess of water and fertility
Qetesh, goddess of sacred ecstasy and sexual pleasure
Who are the great fertility gods & goddesses of Medici University?
I leave this question for YOU to answer in the comments below!
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INTERMUNDIA’s first guest artist is Sowa Mai (RL artist Stephen Beveridge). Today, as of 10 AM PST we are officially open. As we arrived, we had the chance to chat & catch up before guests arrived. We’ve worked together before, but it has been many years since we’ve been able to do so, since I haven’t been able to log into Second Life much in the past two and a half years. In this session, we chat about the nature of art in SL: inspiration, methods, and the recent art climate — including the newly-opened Museo del Metaverso. Later, we are briefly joined by Banrion Constantine, another Second Life artist with a lot of metaverse art under her belt. With permission, I am posting excerpts of our conversation here. (*edited for conciseness & clarity)
INTERMUNDIA – Opening Sun 8 March 2015 10am-1pm SLT
“The gods, meanwhile, were relegated to the Intermundia, the space between earth’s atmosphere and the universe beyond, where they could go about their divine business without interfering with the natural course of things.”
— Mesoamerican Religion and Multiverses: Part One
INTERMUNDIA is the new artspace of veteran SL artist Nebulosus Severine, featuring a rotation of special guest artists.
INTERMUNDIA’s inaugural gallery run includes:
Too Many Flowers – by Nebulosus Severine
Ars Ludus – by Sowa Mai
Facebok event: https://www.facebook.com/events/658561030939599/
I’ve been back in Second Life for a couple of months now, & have had the chance to reacquaint myself with my avatar self, Nebulosus — and what it’s like to immerse oneself in a virtual world.
What is Real? Who Am I? Why Am I Here?