SUNKLANDS BLOG VIRTUAL ARCHIVES III (2019-c.2022)
COLLAGESITY 2019-2020 WINTER NOVEL XVII (IN PROGRESS!)
COLLAGESITY 2019 EVEN LATER NOVEL XVI (NEW!)
COLLAGESITY 2019 LATER NOVEL XV
COLLAGESITY 2019 MIDDLE NOVEL XIV
SUNKLANDS BLOG VIRTUAL ARCHIVES II (2016-2019)
COLLAGESITY 2019 EARLY (BAKER’S DOZEN) NOVEL XIII
COLLAGESITY 2018-2019 WINTER NOVEL XII
COLLLAGESITY 2018 EVEN LATER NOVEL XI
COLLLAGESITY 2018 LATER NOVEL X
COLLAGESITY 2018 MIDDLE NOVEL IX
COLLAGESITY 2018 EARLY NOVEL VIII
COLLAGESITY 2017-2018 WINTER NOVEL VII
COLLAGESITY 2017 LATER NOVEL VI
COLLAGESITY 2017 MIDDLE NOVEL V
COLLAGESITY 2017 EARLY NOVEL IV
COLLAGESITY 2016-2017 WINTER NOVEL III
SUNKLANDS BLOG VIRTUAL ARCHIVES I (2012-2016)
BOOK XVI: COLLAGESITY 2016 LATER NOVEL II
BOOK XV: COLLAGESITY 2015-2016 WINTER NOVEL I
BOOK XIV: COLLAGESITY 2015 LATER
BOOK XIII: COLLAGESITY 2014-2015 (RUBI)
BOOK XII: COLLAGESITY 2014 (NORU)
BOOK XI: VWX TOWN 2013-2014
BOOK X: VWX TOWN 2013
BOOK IX: NEW PIETMOND 2012-2013
BAKER BLINKER BLOG VIRTUAL ARCHIVES (2008-2012)
BOOK VIII: POST-JEOGEOT (Jan 2012 – Aug 2012)
BOOK VII: JEOGEOT V (April 2011 – Jan 2012)
BOOK VI: JEOGEOT IV or SUNKLANDS II or PIETMOND (Oct 2010 – April 2011)
BOOK V: JEOGEOT III or NORU II (April 2010 – Oct 2010)
BOOK IV: JEOGEOT II or SUNKLANDS I (Oct 2009 – March 2010)
BOOK III: JEOGEOT I or NORU I (May 2009 – Oct 2009)
BOOK II: PRE-JEOGEOT II (Oct 2008 – May 2009)
BOOK I: PRE-JEOGEOT I (Feb 2008 – Oct 2008)
OLDER FICTION (1992-2008)
VIRTUAL gallery complex and more next to the Great Rubi Forest, containing my digital collages starting in 2004. Galleries included 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 or Gallery Jack galleries (Art 10×10, composed of 100 collages created between 2004 and 2009).
More recently (2016-2019), Collagesity is the primary setting for thirteen photo-novels involving many characters and situations now (“Collagesity 2015-2016 Winter” through “Collagesity 2019 Early”). See top of this page for links!
7 Stones (2019-)
A direct followup to Collagesity, and a continuation of its collage exhibiting and storytelling. All the same galleries are involved. The location is markedly different, however. We’ve moved from the western hemisphere of Our Second Lyfe to the eastern hemisphere, specifically what’s called the Nautilus continent. Dusty, mountain ridge terrain lies beneath our feet, nurturing much fewer trees and vegetation. I’m reminded a bit of the move of Paul Atriedes from luxurious home planet Caladan to super arid desert plant Dune/Arakkis, and for similar reasons: to be closer to the center of the reality being interacted with. On the other hand, I’ve got a bit more land to work with now, and also the area is more regular in shape than when I was next to the Great Rubi Woods. I have no plans to leave this new site — this New Home — in the next several years. Storytelling here commences at Collagesity novel 13 (“Collagesity 2019 Early”) and moves forward (14 so far, as of August 2019). There’s a chance in the near future that 7 Stones will revert back to the Collagesity name — I’ll leave that for the townspeople to decide. I would personally vote against it.
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 last major collage gallery to date, called Boos.
If you have a Second Life account, you can visit 7 Stones through the following link and walk around the galleries while “inside” your chosen avatar. The current links places you at the conjunction of Boos, Fal Mouth Moon, and Red Umbrella.
Although remaining beside the Great Rubi Woods since late 2014, Collagesity proceeded through several iterations, generally moving from a south to a north direction. Here are some older maps.
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.