From Erik Mondrian on December 28, 2022, "Renowned for his particle effects and dynamic digital sculptures, Mario2 Helstein [@m2dchannel249] is an extraordinary visual artist who since 2010 has been building 3D art installations and performing virtual light shows [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDKXX...], starting in Second Life and later in Sansar as well [https://www.virtuality.blog/m2d-proje...]. He has also sold many of his creations through his M2D brand (Mario2 Design).
"Sadly, Mario recently announced his retirement, closing his SL store and saying that he would no longer be producing new work or performing (at least not for now). On December 11, 2022, as part of his M2D Light Week event (a “Light & Sound Experience”), he gave the last of several very well-attended farewell shows [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zv5CN...], which were beautifully captured by @AkikoKinoshi.
"The flythrough video here is one that I shot at the M2D region on December 23, the day before everything was erased. My deepest appreciation to Mario for re-opening the region for me so that I could make this video—and I wish him the best in wherever life takes him next!"