Several months ago I was approached by Linden Lab, the makers of the virtual world I use for my art, to create a retirement gift for Oz Linden a long time and very well known Linden Lab employee. They asked me to create a bronze sculpture of his avatar.
Bryn used a couple of images of Oz from the 2019 interview of him an April Linden (though mistook April as the one doing the interviewing). The resulting sculpture was 12 inches high, and was slumped forward in the style of an AFK avatar.
So why put Oz in this particular pose? Bryn would explain with the following:
I felt it was nice to make Oz in "away" because maybe retirement its more of an adieu than a goodbye. Or maybe I am just too sentimental.
So the scuplture was made in a way that expressed a wish that Oz wasn't really gone, just having stepped away for a while to return later.
Images from Bryn Oh's Facebook page
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