December 23, 2007

Thomy Loon at Bloom Pearls




This is Thomy Loon aka danish rl artist Tommy Støckel in front of his "Primitives Collection Field", a SL land art project installed at Bloom Pearls.
SLurl: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Phyllira/169/139/90
It opened December 20th and will be on until the 24th of February 2008.
Thomy asked me if I had seen his opening night tuxedo which he mysteriously had lost...

From the press release:
Støckel has for a long time been working with accumulating simple geometric shapes to form complex abstract sculptures, and he has always seen the computer generated 3D object as an important point of reference. From a distance his sculptures resemble virtual objects, but at a closer look these sculptures have an obviously handcrafted quality using materials such as paper and cardboard. Second Life is a new frontier to Støckel – a world where certain restrictions in our normal world are non-existent, and where new opportunities for artwork come into existence. The artist’s usual, not very weather consistent, materials would under normal circumstances be impossible to work with outdoors, but in this parallel world the single avatar has quite another control over nature: Objects can be made out of nothing and the landscape can be manipulated to suit the owner’s individual taste.With the project "Primitives Collection Field" Støckel has chosen to work with a sort of virtual Land Art – an otherwise problematic genre to him. He has covered Boom Pearl's piece of land with geometric objects that have all been arranged in relation to the Second Life grid, which defines that entire world in metric measurements.
"Primitives Collection Field" consists of approximately 1,100 prims – or primitives – that have been made by disassembling a large number of freebies, and thereby reducing them to their simplest geometric parts.
Read more about Boom Pearls at http://www.boompearls.com/
Written by Plurabelle Posthorn