Thursday, October 2, 2008

Voodoo Shilton melts clocks in a 3D world

I just bet that more than a few of you have stopped to think how much Salvador Dali would have enjoyed Second Life®...

There's Gary Kohime and Izikael Novi who were inspired by his Crucifixion (Corpus Hypercubus) to create their own Unconsious Crucifixion - Dark Night of the Soul for the Garden of NPIRL Delights last spring.

Now Voodoo Shilton's rendition of Dali's "La Persistencia de Memoria" [1931] (The Persistence of Memory) is visitable by teleporting directly from here.

Says Voodoo, "I've long been a fan of surrealist artists (M. C. Escher and Salvador Dali in particular) and thought a Second Life interpretation of Dali's classic was long overdue. For me the melting watches are a metaphor for the relativity of time and space, a relatively new concept at the time of Dali's work. The artwork as a dream allegory combines new understandings of the universe with the mystical personal experience of the individual. It was a landmark, mind-broadening artwork for its time that asks us to reconsider assumptions about reality and existence."

Oh! Thanks to Voodoo, I realized last night that Dali placed a poseball in his painting. It's right there, I swear!