Dec 17, 2010

Art in the Sky

The other day I showed Tesh a SIM I read about called Empyreal Dreams, a visualization of famous poems and works of literature, including The Raven, Les Miserables, The Bluebell, and The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. These builds were so fantastic that Tesh asked me to share them to you.

Les Miserables transports you to the dark streets of Paris on a rainy night. A light fog rolls across the cobblestones; you are taken back to 1815. As you ascend a staircase, a quote from Les Miserables surrounds you: "I met in the street a very poor young man who was in love. His hat was old, his coat was worn, his cloak was out at the elbows, the water passed through his shoes - and the stars through his soul."As you reach the top, the fog clears and you are given a glimpse into space: a glowing contrast to the dreary streets. An angry sea greets you as you enter the The Rime of the Ancient Mariner skybox. The water is alive as it churns around you. Scrolled across the walls, quotes from the poem display a touch of irony: "Water, Water, Everywhere, and all the boards did shrink; Water, Water Everywhere, Nor a drop to drink" as water churns violently around you and a ship's mast juts defiantly out of the sea. A glance upwards reveals a beautifully detailed night sky, dotted with the grandeur of the constellations.
Hope you enjoyed this look into some of the best merging of vision and building in our SL metaverse.

Gavin McGinnis