The Urban Art Experience, Revisited

I noticed that Charmarley Nightfire has relisted his Urban Art Experience as updated, so I popped over a couple of times today, just to take a second look. (The first time I visited this morning, I encountered a newcomer to Sansar, who said he was connecting from Saudia Arabia!)

There’s lots of amazing urban art on display, as I reported on my first visit, including at least one new gallery. I took a few photos to give you a taste of what’s there, and to encourage you to make a visit yourself to this virtual art gallery. Where else could you see so much urban art all in one place? You’d have to travel the globe to see all the art in its original locations!

You enter a dimly-lit, meandering cave where fireflies dance near the entrance, and you discover several monochrome artworks which are on display by candlelight. If you’re visiting in desktop mode, you might find it a bit too dark, which means you could get lost. Follow the candles!

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A side passage in the cave takes you to some colourful and playful murals:

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You continue through, past a political Pinocchio mural where a war rocket replaces Pinocchio’s lying nose, and you exit the cave. Turn left and follow the stone wall, and you will find a new gallery, with a yellow “Warning: Area Under Construction” sign. As you follow the stone hallways, you come across windows opening out onto bitingly satirical cartoon images, each taking a potshot at corporate greed and amorality:

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The only way that this splendid virtual art collection could be any better, would be if Charmarley added captions to the works on display, giving information about the artists who did the work. (I realize that in some cases the works are anonymous.)

If you haven’t been yet, or if you haven’t been lately, I would urge you to pay a visit. It’s definitely one of my Top Sixteen Sansar experiences!

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Pick of the Day: E.C. Holden Test Gallery

Eric Holden is an artist and VR/AR researcher who has just put up a small gallery of his art and sculpture.

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In these pictures Vanity Fair is wearing:

Hair: Short Bob from the default Sansar hairstyles palette in Lookbook

Jewelry (except the Necklace): Bindi and Earrings Set by Cat

Necklace: Blue Dragonfly Necklace by Talevin

Dress: Hip and Casual Green Tunic by Whystler

Pick of the Day: Minimalisms

I first heard about Minimalisms from Inara Pey’s blogpost, where she has written a wonderful in-depth post about Zafia Vesta’s experience, and I would encourage you to visit her blog called Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World, and read it in full. I finally went to visit Minimalisms this morning, and it is my Pick of the Day for today.

Zafia has written about her experience:

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Set to a composition by Philip Glass called The Grid, from the Koyaanisqatsi soundtrack, Zafia has placed a number of minimalist artworks, many of them animated.

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I was new to the concept of minimalism in art, so I found the whole experience to be educational, engaging, and a good introduction to minimalism. Well done, Zafia!

Pick of the Day: My Brain-Attic

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My Brain-Attic is a dimly lit art experience by theoxyz, set to menacing, foreboding music and the sound of a human heartbeat. You can feel the sense of menace in the air as you wander around the art installations, inside what appears to be someone’s brain. It’s a very well done experience, and well worth a visit. (When you see it inside a VR headset, it appears a little brighter than it would appear from these images, taken as screen captures from the desktop version of Sansar.)

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