Some more changes over in Jorondip, but I’ll have to get to those later. I wonder if Karoz and Baker Blinker would be interested in this kind of quickie wedding? Probably not.
But the main focus of this particular post will be recent changes to Collagesity. First off, it seems my probable reality where I own land in both BoB and Minoa next month has closed up, with one of the 2 targeted parcels in BoB’s Gormthoog sim having been sold just yesterday. I’m locked in at Minoa for a while, perhaps the winter, perhaps longer. Quite a bit longer. Come November, I will have been in Minoa for *2 years*, by far the longest stay I’ve had for a major installation in My Second Lyfe. First stage Pietmond, for example, only lasted about 6 or 6 1/2 months. That was my first full fledge virtual village. Minoa’s Collagesity may be my last, in terms of just Second Life alone.
Well… to the changes. My apologies to those who might still be creating films in Collagesity (*several* films have been or are being made of the town recently! — get to that also in another post), but I’ve essentially swapped out the Toxic Art gallery for the 32×32 version of Gallery Jack. I’ve centered it right on the Collagesity Tower (or Town Tower, I believe I might have called it; hafta check), the one with the name of the town written across the top. There are advantages and drawbacks to this swapping, and hopefully the former outweighs the latter. Both contain essentially the same set of collages, or the bulk of the Art 10×10, still my cornerstone creation in that category. It took me 5 years.
The big box of a gallery sits squarely in the middle of the below photos.
The swapping has freed up this passage on the north side of Gallery Jack. The building to the left below is also new: the Sink Lair, whose story is here LINK. I’m not sure how long it will stay there, however.
The Confluence Ballerina has returned to Collagesity. For now, again.
New, aesthetic juxtapositions of Collagesity features have manifested.
A new shop has been built directly underneath Gallery Jack. Nothing in it yet, though. Could it turn into some kind of history museum? Souvenir shop?
Then I had to create some new stairs to connect the east and west parts of town, the former totally dominated by galleries now with the exception of Karoz’s still evolving Norum College. He needs to start working on that again.
And then yet another new building has been rezzed on the far east part of town, next to Art Oluja’s nifty cardboard house centered art installation. This would be the SoSo Gallery containing the 20 collages of 2007’s Oblong series, perhaps the most consistent of that type within the Art 10×10. I felt the need to do this since Oblong is not included in Gallery Jack, unlike with the Toxic Art gallery. That’s a major difference between the two.
And then the front of Gallery Jack itself. The whole 32 meter long front wall is phantom; the back one as well. Just walk right in.
Center of Gallery Jack. I first concocted this alternate home for (the bulk of) the Art 10×10 back in 2010 on a plot I owned at the time in Orion’s Vale, at the bottom of one of two identifiable sinks of the Corsica continent. A quite sacred space. And we now have the return of the Eternally Bickering Newton and Jasper statues to Collagesity. Neat-o.
One more fairly significant change: the return of the Small Gothic Castle to the Friends of the Rubi Woods parcel, replacing the Victorian House formerly there.
I’ve also added some more vegetation to Collagesity. Hopefully, again, it’s been an aesthetic upgrade from before.