The Artists on OBR Dance 2020

BB Woodford

BB started her Second Life 11 years ago, living an easy life of meeting people and chat.

After couple of years she learned how to glue two prims together and that was the start of a long learning-curve. She has been practicing a lot in decoration, furniture and stuff but what her passion is to make SL a colorful and vivacious place for people to escape RL for a while.

That’s why the gardening and wildlife, natural scenes to dwell and unwind.

About OBR, BB says:
I strongly believe in the power and strength that women have to deal with what life throws at them.
The solidarity of women, the ‘we can do it’ mentality, the support given by others is incredible.
One Billion Rising is doing THAT !
And that’s why I joined. My work here shows hopefully the strength we girls have 🙂

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ilyra chardin
Artist Bio:
ilyra chardin is an artist and designer, whose work has been featured in numerous installations and exhibits across the grid. Her art work crosses media and styles, spanning from real life and digital to SL art.  First and foremost, Ilyra is a story teller.  Whether in full SIM, 3D installation, sculpture, or 2D (original mixed media, hand-painted, hand-drawn, and photo) art, she includes multiple layers with depth of meaning.  Her work has been the subject of numerous blogs, machinimas, and has been featured on Designing Worlds.A selection of her artwork may now be viewed in permanent exhibits at The Lundy and at Emergent. Current Exhibitions & Art Installations change frequently and are best seen by looking at ilyra’s profile main page and in picks.

Please visit Ilyra’s One Billion Rising installation at:

Notes about the Exhibit from the Artist:

Thank you for visiting my interactive art installation, “The City on the Edge of the Garden of Now,” at One Billion Rising (OBR) Second Life.  The entrance to the exhibit is through the Garden of Now. It is flanked by the twin statues of Release and Abandon that celebrate this year’s theme of Solidarity: Rise! Resist! Unite!

The winding paths of the minimalist garden lead to a central fountain and on to The City on the Edge.  The fountain, the city building on the left, and the building (with the stoop and photocubes above) have unique animated sits that offer a perfect photo opportunity.

You can find my original sculptures throughout the installation.  These are: – Release, – Abandon, – Well, You Know, She Asked For It, – (Not So Silent) Witness, – Sitting on the Edge of the Rail, – Dichotomy, – The Sleeping Figure from “Dreaming Of Trees,” and The Wee Spider.

A Note on “Well, You Know, She Asked For It,” which shows three women sitting in the kitchen playing dominoes and gossiping. It’s disheartening to read about women in senior government positions that question why a rape victim went out at night.  Or to read how women on a jury voted not guilty, ignoring the preponderance of the evidence because the victim was dressed a certain way. I think that as a society, we really need to do more to break the generational cycles, and educate our sons and daughters.

Thank you, again,
ilyra

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Paranominia
by Solkide Auer for OBR 2020

The term “paranominia” consists of a nickname given to a person for family reasons or reasons directly related to this person for his ways of being or doing, but no term can ever be used towards those who get stained by the shame of having committed mistreatment of a woman and any human in general.

Il termine “paranominia” consiste in un soprannome che si da a una persona per motivi familiari o motivi direttamente legati a questa persona per i suoi modi di essere o fare, ma nessun termine potrà essere mai usato verso chi si macchia dell’onta di aver commesso maltrattamenti nei confronti di una donna e di qualsiasi umano in generale.

a special thanks to Magda Schmidtzau for collaboration.

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“I’m Here” by Fiona Fei
Feb 14, 2020

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The title of this installation is “I’m Here”. The work presents a group of women, each holding the hand of another within a black landscape. The phrase “I’m Here” could be interpreted in several ways. For the bodies laying on the ground reaching up, it could be a cry for help, but it is also an admission that they they do not have to endure hardships alone. For those who are standing, “I’m Here” is a reassurance that they are never alone. They extend their hand willingly to support those who have fallen, causing each woman to be linked with each other both physically and emotionally.

The installation is purposefully scaled, where the women are united and form a larger-than-life landscape. These figures illuminate the darkness that surrounds them. The frantic scribblings that these figures are comprised of reflect the chaos, noise, and imperfections in their lives. However, the more layered the scribbles and lines, the brighter these figures become.

-Fiona

About Me
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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. 🙂

Website:
https://fionafei.portfoliobox.net/

Flikr:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/169211258@N08/

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Marcel Mosswood

My art installation is about women in bonds that prevent them from the transformation to be beautiful self.

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Artist Bio:

Hi, I’m Marcel Mosswood, known as Maria Magdalena in RL. A mother of a teenager, a mentor, a blogger, a wife of Iggy in RL and SL, and a daughter. I live with diabetes type 1, and sometimes I got disturbed by the presence of this “friend”.

My main jobs are lesson maker and blogger. I like to painting, drawing, writing, cooking, and traveling. I also teach sewing to women in remote area; I teach for free, to help them get skills and money.

I’ve been in SL since 2010. But I become artist in SL since August 2018. Since that I attended some art exhibitions: in Windlight Art Gallery, Cape Able Gallery, ArtFest 6, Burning Man, One Billion Rising (14 Feb 2019), VWBPE (Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education) 2019, The Oasis for Parkinson, Home & Garden Expo for RFL, International RL Photofest 2019, SciFi Con, Raglan Shire Artwalk 2019, Visual Feast – State of Mind, and many more galleries and exhibitions.

With my RL son, Sebastian, we build an art gallery in SL:

I blogged my SL arts here:
https://art2048.blogspot.com

I have a quotes about art:
,.-~*’¨¯¨’*·~-.¸- Art is never wrong! -,.-~*’¨¯¨’*·~-.¸

Best regards,
Marcel Mosswood

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