Black Cat Saturday.
Eddie Barclay and his International Music, Surprise Party!, 1957 (source: Internet Archive).
Following from my previous post about building a gallery-ish place in Second Life, which was almost exactly a year ago...
I moved to a different continent in December! From Heterocera to Gaeta 5; a more modern landmass, from 2008 no less. As is err... clear-ish in the picture above, my new location is a kinda beach-y balm-y sand-y sorta place. The ocean starts (out of frame) not far to the right. Further up the road is the HISTORIC Blue Moon Theatre (SL's number one owl-run venue), further down the road is a little airport.
Along with changing location, I have changed buildings. I am now using the 'Flower Shop' from a gacha by PLAAKA, which, while much narrower than my previous building, has some fun characterful features, such as the arched doorways, pink and green interior and an upstairs courtyard-space--partially visible in the picture below--which I have (over)filled with tropical plants Brand New Cherry Flavor style.
I feel like the narrower interior suits the smallness of the paintings, and it is nice not have a white cube space. The colourful walls and floors keep things appropriately non-serious. I am hoping to put a gift shop out in the back room, but I need to come up with some... well... gifts to sell.
The upstairs has no exterior windows, so is a sorta world of its own. Currently it is raining up there, thankfully no damp problems so far. The restricted space makes for a cozy clutter-y feel, having the courtyard as a semi-secret outdoor area keeps things from being overly claustrophobic. The whole thing is some weird combination of trailer and hobbit hole.
The gallery is currently OPEN o.O! It can be visited at Clemence, 209/162/25.
Carlos Schwabe, illustrations for Les Fleurs du mal, 1900 (source: Wikimedia Commons).
Great Ideas for Second Homes: A Portfolio of 20 Distinguished New Designs in Plywood, illustrated by Lorenzo Ghiglieri, Tacoma: American Plywood Association, 1969 (source: Flickr).
Stage for a DJ set at the Blue Moon Theatre in Second Life. Backdrop by me, props, inflatable unicorns, sprinklers etc. courtesy of Sath Gandt.
“Magic Ceremonies. Such were the mystic rites, ceremonies, and incantations used by the ancient Theurgists to burst asunder the bonds of natural order, and to obtain an awful intercourse with the World of Spirits-.”
“Necromancy. Edward Kelly, a Magician, raising the Ghost of a Person lately deceased, in the Church Yard of Walton-le-dale, Lancaster.”
“Original Fragments. Relative to the appearance of Apparitions, and the Secrets of the Invisible World, and none of which have ever been published. COMMUNICATED. By Raphael, the Astrologer.”
Raphael, The Astrologer of the Nineteenth Century, London: Knight and Lacey, 1825 (source: Internet Archive).
Sticker set included with the soundtrack to Call Me Tonight /Call Me トゥナイト (1986), Rumi Natsumi and Hiroyuki Watanabe.
Anders Zorn, Kapprodd, watercolour on paper, 1886 (source: Wikimedia Commons).
¡Album re-release! CHYMICAL GARDEN of DELIGHTS. Some EQ adjustmenting and stuff... probably sounds even worse now, no doubt! PLUS new, strange album art and more Bioshock-appropriate track names. Listen on Bandcamp.
01 Service and Support
02 Apollo Square
04 Medical Pavilion
05 Point Prometheus
06 Smuggler's Hideout
07 Olympus Heights
¡New album release! THE PRESTIGIOUS NET (Pilgrimage to the Food Village). Listen on Bandcamp, if you dare...
01 food court hello :P
03 Azure Skies
05 INSTANT DESSERT
06 New Package
07 hoteldelaluna ~ check in
08 hoteldelaluna ~ check out
09 Canals of Mars
10 L O W E R N I B E N