Monday, September 5, 2011

Burn2 Artists

Menubar Memorial informed us ,” The Art Committee is pleased to announce their list of Invited Artists to display in this year's Burn2 annual event. These artists were chosen through an intensive selection process which involved a vastly encompassing variety of criteria to determine through concensus those whom we feel best represent a wide sample of creativity, technique, artistic expression, and resourcefulness that best expresses the spirit and values of Burning Man and Burn2. “

It was exciting to see that this year there will be 6 invited artists, with a wide breadth of backgrounds.

Claudia222 Jewell is a sculptress , and makes her fantasy sculpties come alive by using rich vibrant organic tectures. Her first SL build entitled "Parallel Worlds" was exhibited on the sim FarStar in January of 2011. She also has shown at Pirats Art Network and has entered her work at the UWA Expositions.

Trill Zapatero calls herself “an artist , maybe”. I have seee her art and, yes, she IS an artist, and I am looking forward to her creation.

Rag Rand says his style translates concepts into humorous, thought provoking art which enables his client’s messages to be memorable and effective. It will be interesting to see what he presents to us on the playa.

Rebeca Bashly says of herself, “Serbian artist, almost 4 years in SL. Every single sculpt and texture I use in my work is created by me alone. My most significant work is “SnowCrash” sim on UTSA Artspace, which is a team work with Igor Ballyhoo.”

Starlash Sweetwater tells us to date she has had showings of her 2D work at several galleries and has recently started to bring her stories to life with machinima. Using second life as inspiration she is constantly trying new techniques and mediums to evolve her work.

Oberon Onmura has a unique approach to using opposing forces on physical objects that has attracted the attention of blog sites, SL and RL galleries and publications. He has recently become interested in the use of scripted agents (i.e. bots) as artmaking material.

It will be so interesting to see what each artist will place on the playa for all of us to enjoy. I can't wait! Remember if you wish to volunteer or contribute in any way visit Deep Hole: Burning Man- Deep Hole (230, 72, 24)

Gemma Cleanslate

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