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Monday 29 June 2020

Tranquil Droplets by Bamboo Barnes

'Tranquil Droplets', the June 2020 exhibition @ Nitroglobus by Bamboo Barnes.  

Bamboo Barnes is a self-taught Japanese artist who has been working with digital images in Second- and Real life. The first striking thing about her works is the fierce bright colors she uses. It's the first time Bamboo used Second Life avatars faces as subjects for her exhibition. She admitted honestly she didn't pay a lot of attention to the 'looks' of these avatars she portrayed; they are not 'beautiful, lovely or cute', however, they sure are full of meaning and reality.
To Bamboo the most important thing of art is emotion. In her work she presents personal emotions. Her inspiration comes from the image itself or from music. In this case from the sound of water dripping.

Dido Haas, owner/curator

'The dripping water that echoes in the silence ......; a sound which one usually won't really notice. However, if you DO notice, this is a sound you can't stop hearing and which, even after it's gone, will keep on repeating in your ears.'

Bamboo Barnes


Images I made of Bamboo's work in my gallery. When you like to visit, you better be fast coz Tuesday 30 June is the last day this excellent exhibition will be at the walls of Nitroglobus.
Here's  your taxi

Collage of the main players at the opening party: Bamboo, Kurk (particles), DJ Ferdy and moi

Carolina in summer mood

Today I visited the remodeled sim of Carolina, now in summer mood. Love it. I blogged about this romantic place created by Arol Lightfoot before, but then it was in autumn mood (look here).  
Carolina is well made with great textures. You will find here beaches, waterfalls, rivers, bridges, boats, swings, a lighthouse, horses, birds, a swan family amd many cuddle places. No nudity Arol explicitly indicates in the description of the land. 
The landing point is cool: on top of a mountain where you have the option to either cross a detoriated rope bridge to the other mountain on the land, or take the swing to the lighthouse. 
Arol did it again and created a lovely place to explore and make images, which is what I did too :-).