Sunday, January 31, 2010

Maria Binder's Enkaustik Artwork at the OZLAND Art Gallery - February 2010

Living in Germany with her husband and 2 children, Maria Binder was searching the internet one day and read about the ancient art of Enkaustik wax painting... A week later she had all the tools and was experimenting for herself.  That was 20 years ago!  She still enjoys creating and exploring new arts.  It's her RL hobby!  Now a days with the help of her computer and various software programs, she creates other kinds of art too...including fractals, photoimpressions, and more.

Enkaustik-wax painting is an old Egypt and Greek art that is over 3000 years old.  In the middle ages it was put aside for oil painting.  Today the art is revived with molten wax colors and electric heating tools.

Maria's enkaustik artwork will be showcased at the OZLAND Art Gallery for the month of February.  Visit this most unique exhibit and make sure you take home the special FREE gift that Maria has made.

Friday, January 1, 2010

ALEXANDRA MENSING's Kaleidoscopic Art - OZLAND Visiting Artist January 2010

ALEXANDRA MENSING's Interactive Kaleidoscope Lightworks Art Exhibit in OZLAND

Kaleidoscopes have always facinated Alexandra Mensing and she's been making them since her first day of building in SL. Although her RL home in New England showcases a small collection, in SL she's created hundreds. She loves the combination of randomness and fixed reflections and the balance of science of optics and the esoteric beauty of shifting colors.

Since that first day of building, in 2006, her "scopes" have gone from classic prim to sculpty, from simple scripting, to orchestrating various movements of the textures and the prims randomly. Try touching them to see how they interact with you.

Textures are a big part of her scopes. She finds inspiration in RL and SL from telescope imagery and microscopy to fine art from the masters... she's even used coastlines from the google earth maps, for each kaleidoscope has between 12 to 50 different textures in them!

Alexandra will debut a whole NEW collection of Kaleidoscopes for the month of January at the OZLAND Art Gallery... and she's made a special gift for everyone who visits.