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).