Virtual


SUNKLANDS BLOG VIRTUAL ARCHIVES II (2016-c.2021)

COLLAGESITY 2017-2018 WINTER NOVEL VII (IN PROGRESS!)
https://bakerbloch.com/virtual/collagesity-2017-2018-winter/

COLLAGESITY 2017 LATER NOVEL VI (NEW!)
https://bakerbloch.com/virtual/collagesity-2017-later/

COLLAGESITY 2017 MIDDLE NOVEL V
https://bakerbloch.com/virtual/collagesity-2017-middle/

COLLAGESITY 2017 EARLY NOVEL IV
https://bakerbloch.com/virtual/collagesity-2017-early/

COLLAGESITY 2016-2017 WINTER NOVEL III
https://bakerbloch.com/virtual/collagesity-2016-2017-winter/


SUNKLANDS BLOG VIRTUAL ARCHIVES I (2012-2016)

BOOK XVI: COLLAGESITY 2016 LATER NOVEL II
https://bakerbloch.com/virtual/collagesity-2016-later/

BOOK XV: COLLAGESITY 2015-2016 WINTER NOVEL I
https://bakerbloch.com/virtual/collagesity-2015-2016-winter/

BOOK XIV: COLLAGESITY 2015 LATER
https://bakerbloch.com/virtual/collagesity-2015-later/

BOOK XIII: COLLAGESITY 2014-2015 (RUBI)
https://bakerbloch.com/virtual/collagesity-2014-2015-rubi/

BOOK XII: COLLAGESITY 2014 (NORU)
https://bakerbloch.com/virtual/collagesity-2014-noru/

BOOK XI: VWX TOWN 2013-2014
https://bakerbloch.com/virtual/vwx-town-2013-2014/

BOOK X: VWX TOWN 2013
https://bakerbloch.com/virtual/vwx-town-2013/

BOOK IX: NEW PIETMOND 2012-2013
https://bakerbloch.com/virtual/new-pietmond-2012-2013/


BAKER BLINKER BLOG VIRTUAL ARCHIVES (2008-2012)

BOOK VIII: POST-JEOGEOT (Jan 2012 – Aug 2012)
https://bakerbloch.com/virtual/baker-blinker-blog-book-viii/

BOOK VII: JEOGEOT V (April 2011 – Jan 2012)
https://bakerbloch.com/virtual/baker-blinker-blog-book-vii/

BOOK VI: JEOGEOT IV or SUNKLANDS II or PIETMOND (Oct 2010 – April 2011)
https://bakerbloch.com/virtual/baker-blinker-blog-book-vi/

BOOK V: JEOGEOT III or NORU II (April 2010 – Oct 2010)
https://bakerbloch.com/virtual/baker-blinker-blog-book-v/

BOOK IV: JEOGEOT II or SUNKLANDS I (Oct 2009 – March 2010)
https://bakerbloch.com/virtual/baker-blinker-blog-book-iv/

BOOK III: JEOGEOT I or NORU I (May 2009 – Oct 2009)
https://bakerbloch.com/virtual/baker-blinker-blog-book-iii/

BOOK II: PRE-JEOGEOT II (Oct 2008 – May 2009)
https://bakerbloch.com/virtual/baker-blinker-blog-book-ii/

BOOK I: PRE-JEOGEOT I (Feb 2008 – Oct 2008)
https://bakerbloch.com/virtual/baker-blinker-blog-book-i/


OLDER FICTION (1992-2008)
https://bakerbloch.com/olderfiction/


Collagesity (2014-)

VIRTUAL gallery complex and more next to the Great Rubi Forest, containing my digital collages created from 2004 to present. Galleries include Boos (Boos series), the Red Umbrella (Sam Parr, Embarras, and Stonethrow series), Fal Mouth Moon (61 piece Falmouth series), Power Tower (Gilatona-Lis),  and Edwardston Station or SoSo galleries (Art 10×10, composed of 100 collages created between 2004 and 2009).

More recently (late 2015 to July 2017), Collagesity is the primary setting for not one but four novels involving many characters and situations now. See top of this page for links!

An example of what the galleries are all about: The exhibit within the Fal Mouth Moon, a re-purposed Moard Ling freebie called “Castle 12”, spans 7 floors, beginning in the basement and extending upwards into floors 1-6. As they were created in early 2014, the collages were also “hung” at the same time. One can say, more than ever, that the (virtual) gallery shaped the art as well as visa versa.

In 2015, the complementary, smaller Red Umbrella gallery was finished using many of the same techniques. Late 2015 brings the creation of the Boos gallery.

If you have a Second Life account, you can visit Collagesity through the following link and walk around the galleries while “inside” your chosen avatar. The current links places you inside Central Tower, connected with SoSo. Use the teleporter to visit other galleries.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Minoa/71/114/110


History

Although remaining beside the Great Rubi Woods since late 2014, Collagesity has proceeded through several iterations, generally moving from a south to a north direction. Here are some older maps.

February 2015.

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January 2016 (hi res map).

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December 2016 (gallery labels only; hi res map again).

Here’s the current map.


July 2017 (galleries in yellow; other prominents structures in white).


Details

To create the pictures for virtual galleries in Second Life, I simply uploaded PNG or JPG images from appropriate folders on my hard drive to my Second Life inventory, and then attached the resulting texture to what’s called a prim. The images in Second Life are not as high resolution as the original images, but increase in quality for newer series.


Additional Resources

Baker Bloch’s Art 10×10 database blog

X-Spot Gallery Tours: Kollage Kid Julie Sadler

Sink Lair Tour, May 2012

2 responses to “Virtual

  1. Hello this is SamBroxton I am still in secondlife and I have just update my web site http://www.ultramodernart.co.uk/ How are things? cheers SamBroxton.

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