Second Life Artists Rising

There are art installations around the perimeter of all four regions, as you can see from the map below:

OBR map 2019

OBR map 2019

Here is information about some of the Artists

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OBR Dance

2Lei in Second Life

This is the name of spontaneous committee created by citizens of Second Life, born in 2010 with the aim of sensitizing the people organizing and publicizing shows and events related to the “International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women”.

Virtual artists, gallery owners, musicians, men and women in Second Life share a common message of solidarity to the women through their particular art.

Since 2010, the Committee organizes the annual event – with the same name – on 25th November: over time, the participation of citizens in Second LIfe has grown, as well as the number and quality of events.

Of course, on other occasions the committee, through its members, has always organized other events related to the fight against violence towards women: after the end of the edition of 2012, the Committee decided to better organize the rest of the year with the project “2Lei in Second Life 365 days a year,” that extend across the metaverse and year-round events and other initiatives, so that the fight against all forms of violence becomes a daily exercise and not only on November 25.

More information:
BLOG: http://secondlife2lei.blogspot.it
FACEBOOKPAGE: https://www.facebook.com/2Lei2life

Information is also available inworld in Italian.

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Johannes1977 / John Brianna

Real life and current United States Marine Corps Officer, who did two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

While deployed in the war zones, I would take photos to show my view of the wars and the scenery. I love black and white photography, mixed with sepia and vintage tones in order to channel a vintage look.

FLICKR: (some collections are hidden, please contact me if you would like to see them)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/johannes1977/

PERMANENT GALLERY WORK:
My personal gallery is Epic Chromatic:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/16/58/26

OTHER ART RELATED ACTIVITIES:
-Owner, Publisher, & Editor in Chief of Kultivate Magazine: www.kultivatemagazine.comCurator of Kultivate Select Gallery
Curator of The Red Gallery
Co-Curator of The Bailywick Gallery

-Linden Endowment of the Arts (LEA) Advisory Committee Member (2015 to 2017):
http://lea-sl.org/about/lea-committee

-I created the “Postcards From BayCity Collection” for the Bay City Celebrations. Contact for this project is Marianne McCann

Former Curator of Creations Art Gallery-2015-2016

OTHER SECOND LIFE ACTIVITIES:
-Co Founder & Advisory Board Member of Team Diabetes of SL, an official and authorized team of the American Diabetes Association: http://www.teamdiabetesofsl.org

-Vice Chair of Logistics for VWBPE:
http://vwbpe.org/at-a-glance/about-vwbpe

-Owner of Ristorante Ivanna, Tribute & Crown Pub, and Mahlberg Tailors

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Fiona Fei

I am an artist, and I build and create art installations of my imagination through the platform of Second Life. I use this virtual platform to share my thoughts, ideas, knowledge, and artistic vision in fantastic ways that is not possible in the real world.

Traditionally trained in fine art, I have a BFA from Cornell University with a concentration in electronic media. I later then obtained a MS in Visualization from Texas A&M University, where my core research was to create shaders using the 3D modeling software Maya.

Much of my 3D art is non-photorealistic. I enjoy creating pieces with illusions of 2D art, and have the avatar or visitor be immersed in the space of my 3D 2D world.

https://fionafei.carbonmade.com/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/169211258@N08/

About my OBR installation
My artwork for One Billion Rising tries to capture the moment when a person who has endured rape, sexual abuse, or violence of any kind finally breaks free of the pain that they’ve experienced, be it physical or emotional. The rising hand-drawn particles of women floating up is a literal interpretation of “one billion rising”, as they join in the collective celebration to end the abuse and suffering, rising from the darkness of their painful past. I made each particle to be scaled to our human size so that they are more relatable, and visitors could feel that they are a part of the collective.

I really wanted to give the feeling that pain or abuse – represented by black splotches in the background and on the 3D hand sculptures – doesn’t have to last. This is especially expressed in the animated textures on some of the hands, representing change. As we grow as individuals, the pain that has been brought on us takes on a different form, one that can unite us to become stronger than who we used to be.

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Darkstone Aeon

Stone’s Works
SLURL http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Koala%20dAlliez/252/102/22
FB https://www.facebook.com/pages/Stones-Works/688386841294626
FLICKR https://www.flickr.com/groups/2904380@N25/pool/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/151284673@N06/
FF Flickr https://www.flickr.com/groups/1661418@N22/

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OBR Rise

Isadora and Emma

The blossoming collaboration of two individuals who are firmly on the progressive side of political and social gamut. We are a uncompromising advocates of equality, non-violence, enlightenment, support and empowerment of women around the world. We believe that the number of global emergencies of today are to be addressed by the balance of high quality care, support, education, highest degree of compassion, as well as robust uncorrupted transparent democratic political participation and diplomacy.

We are global citizens and we have the voice and we demand power!

You may be able to see our photographic works currently on display around the Grid.

At Dove’s: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jaxipun/80/240/22
The Show at Diotima (Starting Feb 15, 2019 – Mid-March, 2019):  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gigli%20Waves/145/224/34

Also on the web: https://flickr.com/isalaya

About this installation
RADICALLY SUSTAINABLE LIVING FOR ALL HUMANITY!
♫✦═.◥ Original Build For One Billion Rising 2019 ◤.═✦♪

Original Work by Isadora Alaya and Emma. Art Direction, 3D and Scripting.

A COUPLE OF THINGS ABOUT THIS BUILD
This is our way to bring our activism back home and participate in radically sustainable living for our enjoyment and others. We consider Climate Change as the existential threat for this Planet. We will not compromise on this and we will not stop until this threat is alleviated. We also consider Climate Change skepticism as a VIOLENT CRIME against this Planet and all living things.

This violent behavior of denying has to end, as we rise up to end it.

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Marcel Mosswood
,.-~*’¨¯¨’*·~-.¸- Art is never wrong! -,.-~*’¨¯¨’*·~-.¸

Everyone has their own interpretation of an artwork, and they all are right! The interpretation of artworks is a subjective and personal experience.

Hi, my name is Marcel Mosswood, and for me making an art is a form of emotional therapy, the only area where I can feel the freedom to fully express myself through the colors and the streaks of my brushes. I like to paint a peacock and flowers. Peacock is beautiful, colorful, and when it wants to radiate its beauty, everyone will admire it.

After I jumped back into the Second Life I really excited of creating artwork animations by combining real life artwork with scripts and building techniques in the Second Life. It can expand the message conveyed by my artwork to be more enjoyable.

Now I have two galleries to exhibit me and my son’s artworks. I’m really glad that we have the same interest. But we are different in technique, I use acrylic and canvas to paint, and he draws digitally awesome! We also have different styles.

I invite you to come and see our artworks at the gallery here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cape%20Heron/142/9/23

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Noble Peace Prize Pavillion

Welcome to the Pavilion for the Nobel Peace Prize Winners of 2018!

Please feel free to come in and learn about the history of the Nobel Peace Prize.

Then learn about the two amazing winners: Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad Basee Taha. They are changing women’s lives and the world with their bravery, compassion and skills.

While you view the exhibit, or when you are done, feel free to sit and reflect on the tree bench (sorry, only room for one), or have a seat out back on the bench overlooking the water for relaxing and peaceful reflection.

Warning: some of the reading material is graphic. Viewer discretion is advised.

Information on this Installation is available inworld in Arabic, French, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Spanglish.

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2Lei in Second Life

This is the name of spontaneous committee created by citizens of Second Life, born in 2010 with the aim of sensitizing the people organizing and publicizing shows and events related to the “International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women”.

Virtual artists, gallery owners, musicians, men and women in Second Life share a common message of solidarity to the women through their particular art.

Since 2010, the Committee organizes the annual event – with the same name – on 25th November: over time, the participation of citizens in Second LIfe has grown, as well as the number and quality of events.

Of course, on other occasions the committee, through its members, has always organized other events related to the fight against violence towards women: after the end of the edition of 2012, the Committee decided to better organize the rest of the year with the project “2Lei in Second Life 365 days a year,” that extend across the metaverse and year-round events and other initiatives, so that the fight against all forms of violence becomes a daily exercise and not only on November 25.

More information:

BLOG: http://secondlife2lei.blogspot.it
FACEBOOKPAGE: https://www.facebook.com/2Lei2life

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OBR Rise

Storm Septimus

Storm Septimus is an English artist living near Manchester, and has been an active contributor to the SL art community since 2013.

– Previous builds include –
**The Void**
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ni6fERo3Uh8

** The chamber Library**
http://sl.governormarley.com/?p=4281

** Failure to Thrive**
https://akatandamouse.wordpress.com/2015/09/09/failure-to-thrive-by-storm-septimus-lea15-second-life/

** Invictus**
https://modemworld.me/2016/08/14/storm-septimus-invictus-in-second-life/

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Krystali Rabeni

Krystali Rabeni is a Second Life artist and business woman. Her various and often controversial works of art have appeared across the grid since 2007 and at One Billion Rising since 2014.

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iSkye Silverweb

In RL I am Deaf. My first language is American Sign Language (ASL), but I am fluent in English and somewhat so in Spanish, and learning Italian. I rely heavily on text to communicate in Second Life.

I live in Wisconsin in the United States. I am a web designer and developer by profession. It is something I truly enjoy doing, and so I also volunteer my skills with Virtual Ability, the Rockcliffe University Consortium, VWBPE, and BURN2.

While not a professional, fulltime artist, I’ve been drawing since I was 11 years old, started painting in my teens. Having always been a voracious reader and blessed with a vivid imagination, it was impossible to resist experimenting with writing and painting and drawing all through high school and university. While I started with a major in fine art, ultimately my life’s path diverged from it as a profession. Yet my passion for and deep enjoyment of art have always been the way to find my innermost self, time and again. Art centers me. It reminds me of who we all really are, and, it has been my saving grace in difficult times.

I’ve had an active online life since the late 80s/early 90s, but when I discovered Second Life in 2009, it changed my world. All of a sudden, I was able to not only interact, I could do meaningful things with other people, and be a part of communities and, I could CREATE!

I first entered Second Life in May of 2009, and at first it was a bit .. lonely but there was so much fascinating content in this world – the Holocaust Museum left a HUGE impression on me in the way the history was illustrated. I found other places, like art galleries, beautiful places all over the grid, during the first two weeks of my experiences in SL. During that time nobody communicaed with me. Now, they may have been using voice and I never knew it, but no one acknowledged me in text until one fine day when I landed on Virtual Ability became a mentor with Virtual Ability.

Empowered with text, prims and mesh, textures and colours and light and motion, I love the things we can do in a virtual setting that are simply impossible in real life. All of this combined to spark ideas and urges to create and build and collaborate with others in bringing form to feelings in beautiful and sometimes not so beautiful but meaningful ways.

It is a gift to do this. Gifts are meant to be shared…I am grateful for the opportunities I have had and look forward to many more.

About the Installation
This year’s installation is called “Pawns No More”

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Slatan Dryke

“Photography… My Photography is not an Art Expression. It’s only a way to bust from myself… however, being closer to my Kernel”. – Slatan Dryke –

“The suspended moment intervenes during the action, and suddenly it blows up in a sharp lapse into yore”. – Slatan Dryke –

In RL Slatan loves Art in every expression, but he is most fond of paintings and sculptures, following his classical education. Slatan is also a photographer in RL.

Always the traveler, Slatan loves to wander across the grid, finding new pockets of beauty for his pictures, thanks to the creativity and imagination of fellow residents.

Slatan is a perfectionist in taking his pictures, never missing a single detail. The ratio, the framing and windlight are quite an obsession, until finally the right image is in his viewfinder. Slatan rarely uses an editor to modify his pictures, so he likes to say his works are “natural”.

On the other hand, Slatan admits to have limited skills in building, so he creates his sculptures, not following a real scheme, but only indulging his instinct and his love for abstract forms, which are often slight but become alive with a creative use of textures, lights and movements. Slatan likes to use old-school SL building methods, with a preference for prims in their multiple aspects rather than mesh.

Some of his sculptures and photographies are on permanent display in other art galleries including at the University of Western Australia (UWA), and he has displayed his work at a number of main SL events: BURN2’s events including Santalarity, Burnal Equinox, Conception; SL Birthdays, Raglan Shire’s ArtWalk, Art in the Park, Emphatic Eccentricia, Seaside Gallery, Oxford @rts Gallery. Cape Able Art Gallery, Ethnographia, Linden Endowment for the Arts (LEA), Windlight Art Gallery, Holly Kay Art Park and many others.

As a photographer, he shows his work on his own Flickr page at
https://www.flickr.com/photos/22453297@N02/

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OBR Rise

#MeToo Forest

Named after the #MeToo movement, our forest is a place for reflection and meditation.

(Can you find the secret hidden cave?)

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Darkstone Aeon

Stone’s Works
SLURL http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Koala%20dAlliez/252/102/22
FB https://www.facebook.com/pages/Stones-Works/688386841294626
FLICKR https://www.flickr.com/groups/2904380@N25/pool/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/151284673@N06/
FF Flickr https://www.flickr.com/groups/1661418@N22/

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Pixxie Snowpaw

Once upon a time
You were born to thrive

To change the world
And enrich lives

To fight the monsters
That push us down

To help up others
Left on the ground

Light your fire
Let it roar

Emerge from the ashes
Prepare to soar

There is malice in the world
That we’re here to slay

Be strong, rise up
And fight another day

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