Virtual


PHOTO-NOVELS (2015-)

SUNKLANDS 2020 EVEN LATER NOVEL XXII (IN PROGRESS!)
https://bakerbloch.com/virtual/sunklands-2020-even-later/

SUNKLANDS 2020 LATER NOVEL XXI (NEW!)
https://bakerbloch.com/virtual/sunklands-2020-later/

COLLAGESITY 2020 MORE MIDDLE NOVEL XX
https://bakerbloch.com/virtual/collagesity-2020-more-middle/

COLLAGESITY 2020 MIDDLE NOVEL XIX
https://bakerbloch.com/virtual/collagesity-2020-middle/

COLLAGESITY 2020 EARLY NOVEL XVIII
https://bakerbloch.com/virtual/collagesity-2020-early/

COLLAGESITY 2019-2020 WINTER NOVEL XVII
https://bakerbloch.com/virtual/collagesity-2019-2020-winter/

COLLAGESITY 2019 EVEN LATER NOVEL XVI
https://bakerbloch.com/virtual/collagesity-2019-even-later/

COLLAGESITY 2019 LATER NOVEL XV
https://bakerbloch.com/virtual/collagesity-2019-later/

COLLAGESITY 2019 MIDDLE NOVEL XIV
https://bakerbloch.com/virtual/collagesity-2019-middle/

COLLAGESITY 2019 EARLY (BAKER’S DOZEN)NOVEL XIII
https://bakerbloch.com/virtual/bakers-dozen/

COLLAGESITY 2018-2019 WINTER NOVEL XII
https://bakerbloch.com/virtual/collagesity-2018-2019-winter/

COLLAGESITY 2018 EVEN LATER NOVEL XI
https://bakerbloch.com/virtual/collagesity-2018-even-later/

COLLAGESITY 2018 LATER NOVEL X
https://bakerbloch.com/virtual/collagesity-2018-later/

COLLAGESITY 2018 MIDDLE NOVEL IX
https://bakerbloch.com/virtual/collagesity-2018-middle/

COLLAGESITY 2018 EARLY NOVEL VIII
https://bakerbloch.com/virtual/collagesity-2018-early/

COLLAGESITY 2017-2018 WINTER NOVEL VII
https://bakerbloch.com/virtual/collagesity-2017-2018-winter/

COLLAGESITY 2017 LATER NOVEL VI
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 IIII
https://bakerbloch.com/virtual/collagesity-2016-2017-winter/

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

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

PRE PHOTO-NOVEL VIRTUAL ARCHIVES (2008-2015)

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/

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 (2014-2020)

VIRTUAL gallery complex containing my digital collages. Galleries included Boos (Boos series), 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 (2015-2020), Collagesity was the primary setting for twenty photo-novels involving many characters and situations now (“Collagesity 2015-2016 Winter” through “Collagesity 2020 More Middle”). See top of this page for links!

I’m projecting that the Collagesity photo-novels will continue on for a while even though Collagesity itself no longer exists in a virtual setting as of July 2020.

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An example of what the galleries were 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 had a Second Life account, you could visit Collagesity and walk around the galleries while “inside” your chosen avatar.

There have been 2 videos that I know of made about Collagesity and its art, both dating from 2016. Thanks Art Oluja and Pearl Gray! Fabulous creations each.


History

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.

February 2015.

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January 2016 (hi res map).

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


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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