I was invited by an art group to visit a new exhibition and I was very early there, which is quite unusual. Many art items waiting to get attention and business as usual seems to be ahead. Suddenly I saw a ‘thing’, a ‘ghost’, a ‘vision’. I saw an art piece that fitted to the book I was actually reading: ‘The journey of souls’ by Dr. Michael Newton. And I called Navah Dreams, the artist who told me I shall read the book: “Navah come, I found it!”. “What you found?”, she called back. “The soul in Michael Newton´s book”, “What?”, “Yes, come! fast …” and I sent her a teleport so she might travel faster than light to see it.
Now I have ‘the soul’ in my collection. ‘i know just how you feel’ Fiona calls her work.
Fiona Blaylock about herself: “My pursuit in Second Life is fun and art. I am currently exploring the synergy of collage, sculpture, poetry, and sound as modes of expressing my creativity. I find the depth of color and light that can be achieved in this environment, both exciting and profoundly sensual.
In RL, I am also a writer and musician. Much of my work is based on the beauty found in nature, and the joy I experience while playing music. Many objects in my gallery are embedded with chants, vocal arrangements and pieces of musical compositions I have created and composed in RL. Most of the textures I work with are original, and all poetry is from my publications.”
Her artwork ‘angelove’, got the UTSA Award at the University of Australia art challenge in January 2011: “Congratulations on your award. Our selection team (4 members) was very impressed with your work. They found it to be imaginative and a good example of what 3D virtual art should embody.”
Her collage ‘Camille Claudel and Rodin’, won the UWA Curator Award in February 2011:
“This month’s Curator’s Choice award goes to an artist who has a remarkable talent for extending her rl work into the virtual medium to create a hybrid that is greater than the sum of its parts. She makes otherwise two-dimensional images come alive with motion and sound and light.”
I am very happy and proud that Fiona donated the following five pieces of art she made between 2008 and 2011 to be conserved in the Simulacron-1 project: ‘i know just how you feel’, ‘little jewels music box’, ‘music box/ fairytale’, ‘time flies!’, ‘descent into matter’.
On January 1st, 2012 Fiona closed her galley and I was one last time there. Now I have the ‘some loose screws’ – and you see me closing my eyes as I feel as I am in the sphere now 🙂