Ironically, one of the fundamentals of Surrealism is to incorporate chance and spontaneity. This has got to be one of the most planned and carefully orchestrated photos I have ever taken. However, it did challenge me to push the boundaries, so at least I followed that tenet of Surrealism!
Why would I do this, you ask? Well, because Berry asked me to, of course 😉 And what Berry wants…
…we’ll just leave it at that.
Here are the instructions:
Meme instructions: Create an image in Second Life that has a surreal feel to you. Don’t forget to share your link in the comments (of this post) and add your picture to the Blog Memes flickr group.
And you don’t have to remind me this is a Monday meme and it’s now Thursday. It took me this long to figure out what I might do. Then I remembered I had picked up a couple of avatars from the Meta_Body Project by CapCat Ragu and Meilo Minotaur back in 2011 (you see??? It PAYS not to clean out my inventory!) Of course, when I grabbed these avatars I had fully intended to do something with them. I just hadn’t thought it would take two years *blushes*
Here is what the project was about:
The virtual experience of the body is not exactly an experience of the flesh. These sensations, albeit having a physical sensorial aspect, continue to be experienced in our bodies behind the screen, not in our avatar body. The virtual body is a metaphorical body, all language, therefore open to experimentation and possibility.
In this new project, Meilo Minotaur and CapCat Ragu invite us, once again, to rethink our bodies through our avatars, making available all kinds of skins, shapes, body parts, clothes, etc. All these items are fully modifiable, shareable and copyable, thus challenging the audience to become creators and also share their derivative work with us, in the All My Independent Women exhibition.
The project started again last year, and there is a SLURL to the location of the new avatars on the Meta_Body flickr group page (click SEE MORE on the description), but I haven’t checked it out to see if they are still there. Do go ahead and look at the group – there are some amazingly stunning and surreal photos there!
Me? I put on my Meta_Body avatar then spent ages going through my Arcade gacha items to put together this photo. The depths of my inventory is the real story of surrealism here!
Pretty stuff I’m wearing:
Meta_Body: You see my inside by meilo Minotaur (Meta_Body project avatar 2011)
Props from The Arcade & Lisp
Pose: Body Shots – Female 02F
Reminds me of russian born artist Marc Chagal … 😉
Wow, that’s some compliment! Thank you so much and for reblogging 🙂
Reblogged this on My Choice and commented:
This reminds me to Russian born artist Marc Chagal of whom I’ve seen work in a museum in Prague and Washington!!! Love it. His work brings a smile to my face as does this image!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂
This is just plan awesome Peepers!… I see some of the greats of surrealism in it… Max Ernst; One of the founders of surrealism Vladimir Kush, with the juxtaposition us of Kush, as well as the use of space of Andre Breton. And to think you say you aren’t an artist. 😛
Thank you so much, Stuffly, for believing in me even when I don’t believe as strongly as you do ❤
oops Juxtaposition use of Kush even!
“And what Berry wants…” I like this line. 😛 And this, is just so incredibly amazing. Really happy you linked to the flickr group as well, definitely going to have to check this out. Thank you! ❤
Now, how did I know you would home in on that line? 😀
The photos from Meta_Body are just so amazing! I think you’ll be blown away, like I was!
very surreal, but if you show up to my condo with someones head in yor stomach I ain’t answering the door. I’m just sayin..
I was going to say it’s not fair to make me snort before I’ve had my coffee, but on second thought, it’s probably better for my sinuses!
My new desktop wallpaper! Peep this is amazing
o.O Wow, thanks Wendz. I’m thrilled! ❤