Sunday, February 1, 2015

Great Second Life Art Installations: Visit A Slice of Northern California at Lemonodo Oh's "Borderlines"at LEA 24



Lemonodo  Oh, someone who I have known for quite some time in Second Life, has recently opened a very interesting art installation - Borderlines - at Linden Endowment for the Arts (LEA) 24. Leomondo tells us that his installation is a " three-dimensional study of a coastal region in maps" that has been "translated in to 64 sq m meshes and flat prims",  Lemondo suggests that, and I am interpreting here, the name "Borderlines" is used for the name of the installation since the primary impact of the space can best be appreciated by its borders, or spatial limits.




The primary impact of Borderlines is actually it's sheer physical beauty, and how the impact of virtualization allows our mind to appreciate the interchange of land and sea. Leo has used one particularly beautiful part of the earth, the rugged Pacific Coastline south of San Francisco just before it leads into crescent-shaped and constantly foggy Half Moon Bay. The constant movement of waves and tide here is represented for a split second instant in time.




What I have done in these photographs is show how this coast might appear one morning when driving south- with  constantly moving fog easily represented with different Windlight settings. The borderlines of ocean, sky, and earth are brought before us here is a way that best shows off Second Life's ability to take plain shapes and vectors and assemble them into forms which our minds can appreciate in new ways using our past memories and experiences as guides.

You can visit Borderlines here:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA24/245/143/44

To find out more about the installation over at the Linden Endowment for the Arts:
http://lindenarts.blogspot.com/2015/01/lemonodo-oh-on-lea24.html





Links to some of the other bloggers who have reviewed Borderlines:

Ziki Questi:
http://zikiquesti.blogspot.com/2015/01/borderlines_29.html

Caitlin Tobias:
http://caitlintobias.com/2015/01/30/borderlines/

Inara Pey:
https://modemworld.wordpress.com/2015/01/29/coastal-views-and-borderlines/

Echt Virtell (Real Virtual):
http://echtvirtuell.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/lea-24-borderlines-von-lemondo-oh.html





2 comments:

  1. Sometimes a reviewer illuminates things the original artist overlooks, as in these pictures, "how this coast might appear one morning when driving south." Very accurate.

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    1. Thanks Leo! I hope you will do more art installations since this one is really gorgeous.

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