Thursday, November 08, 2007

gone memespelunking

"Kisses under the stars.
Yes, in love once more."

This line from the poem in the Exhibit information about "Cosmic Kisses Illuminated" captures the feel of the piece completely. Swirling, twisted, cubes dance in an array of pink and white. Soft sounds, like a digital wind chime, only add to the magical feel that surrounds you as you teleport into the first installation at "The Garden of Memespelunk".

Originally uploaded by Strawberry Holiday

Walking away from Cosmic Kisses is a difficult thing to do, but you're rewarded by immediately discovering "4:4". "4:4" is the final week of four installations in four weeks by Juria Yoshikawa, the artist behind all the exhibits at the Garden of Memespelunk. About this piece Juria says "In making this I imagined a situation climactic yet pristine. Like a supernova, magnitudes greater than the star in its normal life, expelling all final energy. In logical terms, the cube gallery has been multiplied by 4, rising toward the heavens. There are tables with 4 chairs, some right side up others upside down." She continues and talks about the rise and fall of all things in life, including art, and how this piece is a celebration of that cycle.

Piece after piece, I'm amazed by her works. Each is unique in its composition, but mimic's the other's abilities to draw you in. Juria's artist statement says she came "looking for a new artistic spark". Well I think she's found it. Landmarks to all sorts of builds and installations by her can be found at The Garden of Memespelunk.

This Second Life artist is definitely worth more than a few minutes of your time.

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To Liquid Light,
Garden Electric,
Aurora Room,



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