Sunday, March 16, 2008

Striking ways to present flat art in virtual worlds

DB Bailey has designed an installation for an exhibit of photographs by Paul L. Gabbert that portray dancers of various tribes from Papua, New Guinea at the 50th anniversary of the annual Goroka cultural show, where participants dance and sing.

While I generally cannot be bothered with images of Real Life art within Second Life, DB Bailey has created such a lush and compelling oasis for these photographs, that I took the time to study the faces of the dancers and learn more about the event... and was reminded that tribal beauty in our world is ancient and fragile, and its preservation is more important than ever.

The frames in this area simply wouldn't be possible in Real Life...

Adjacent to the entrance of the photography exhibit is one of DB's newest sculptures... (teleport directly from here).