The virtual sculptor Cheen Pitney (great name) is a master at creating flying sculptures that defy the laws of physical world gravity. He is especially gifted at creating mythological creatures and fabulous flying men with gorgeous sweeping wings (see ‘Icarus’ above).
Phoenix with Rose by Cheen Pitney
His work is currently on display at Jurin Juran’s Blackwater Sculpture Art Gallery. As a novice of 3D building I am awed by Cheen’s ability to sculpt with prims. There are many, many artists at work in Second Life but few can ‘draw’ in 3D so expressively. Cheen’s shapes have confident, expressive lines reminiscent of a Japanese artist painting in inks (i.e. you have to get that line just right!)
As I wandered around the Blackwater Sculpture Art Gallery I found myself wishing that some of Cheen’s art had been positioned higher in the sky. But then maybe that was very deliberate? By putting the sculptures just above the ground there was a sense of them having just leapt up into the air. Instead of a ‘frozen moment’ caught via a photograph, Cheen had created frozen movement in a virtual world. The image above captures a fierce battle between Ice-Tigers; in the background you can see a sword statue (also created by Cheen) exploding into eternity, forever on the point of total fracture!
Visit Jurin Juran’s Blackwater Sculpture Art Gallery in Second Life to see more work by Cheen Pitney and other artists including: Starax Statosky/Light Waves, Masterful Escape, Madcow Cosmos, LittleToe Bartlett, Pavig Lok, Osprey Therian, Nomasha, Stella Costello, Stormy Roentgen, Ub Yifu, Loki Ball and Jurin Juran.