The Surrealist Objects at The Chapter Four

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“I noticed not long ago while making some other sculptures that while surrealism as a ~style~ is very easy to pull off in Second Life, the feeling or effect of surrealism is quite hard to do.

Does a zebra with its ass on fire, or a stag whose antlers have sprouted leaves, frames that are not really frames make you stop and wonder? Well, not as much as I thought they might.

Welcome to Second Life, where spare body parts floating in mid air, enormous dragons and tiny fairies in shopping malls, your own hair transplanted from your head to your butt, the acquisition of genitals requiring a market transaction rather than the resulting from natural growth are part of the everyday life.

In this milieu, what would it take to create that jarring juxtaposition of the familiar with the strange, the happy accidents of the profane and the sublime that surrealism sought so avidly?

Maybe I was just doin’ it wrong.

So I looked back through some period pieces, and I found some that I think still succeed brilliantly as surrealist objects even when immersed in the sur-reality of Second Life.

Curiously the originals of all of these items were lost or destroyed and had to be recreated at later dates.

As far as I know, neither the originals nor their later recreations ever actually shared a space.

But I think they should have.

Get all three and join me in an homage to the greats!”

These three Surrealist Objects are available in The Chapter Four’s Half Price Room, waiting for you to bring them home and change your Second Life even more surreal than it already is! All of them are classics in their own right and celebrate the power of human imagination, the ability to look at things from new and strange angles and enjoy the mindshift where the extraordinary becomes the norm.

Venus Restored (after Man Ray) is 2 LI, Bird Foot Table (after Meret Oppenheim) is 1 LI and Cat’s Cradle Chair (after Salvador Dali) is 1 LI. Please note that resizing items usually changes the land impact.

The chair has 12 different male and female animations, some of which are very surrealistically fitting. All the Objects are rezed at the event so you can try out the animations yourself.

All the Surrealist Objects are hand-painted, materials enabled, original mesh by Garvie Garzo.

Permissions are copy/modify/no-transfer.

The Surrealist Objects are sold separately and are half price for the event duration: sculpture L200, table L75, chair L150.

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Octopus Path Lights at We Love Roleplay

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Let these octopi bring light into your fall! There’s two matching bronze sculptures, each holding three lanterns. They fit beautifully on a seaside path, by a pool or even in your living room: bronze octopi have learned to survive perfectly well out of water!

The octopi are 4 LI each. Note that if you change their size the land impact will change, too. The lanterns can be toggled on/off by touch, each lantern separately.

To accompany the path lights there’s also a special tablet and a jar for sale in the event, both featuring octopi of ancient civilizations. These are usually a part of a gacha, but for this event they’re separated for sale as no-transfer versions for 50 lindens each.

All the friendly octopi are hand-painted, materials enabled, original mesh by Garvie Garzo.

Permissions are copy/modify/no-transfer.

The Octopus Path Lights are half price for the event duration, L150.

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Ankh Necklace for the Eternal Hunt

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The picture and ad by Alia Baroque of Fallen Gods Inc.

meadowWorks took part in the 8th Anniversary of Fallen Gods Inc. and although The Eternal Market and the Anniversary festivities are over, the Eternal Hunt is still going on until November 21st.

The Eternal Hunt is a HUD-based exploration journey where you visit the main stores or sims of the participating creators to locate all the lemniscates (the infinity symbols that look like a sideways number 8) after which you can enter the final prize room filled with rewards! The HUDs are free and available in the Main Store of Fallen Gods Inc. in Selidor. If you get stuck and need a better hint than the HUD provides, try asking for help in the Fallen Gods Inc. group chat.

The prize from meadowWorks is Infinite Life Ankh necklace where sharp edges meet the soft curves of infinity. The lemniscate itself is formed from and by a snake biting its own tail like a doubled ouroboros, the eternal returns following one after the other.

The necklace is unisex and comes in two sizes to accommodate both men and women. You can see previews of all the prizes of the Eternal Hunt here.

The Bust of Anubis was for sale in the Eternal Market and is not currently available, since it was especially made for the occasion. The Embalmer might return later in some other shape or form, like the Guardian of the Eternal Afterlife should.

Both the Bust of Anubis and the Infinite Life Ankh are hand-painted, materials enabled, original mesh by Garvie Garzo.

Permissions are copy/modify/no-transfer.

Visit Selidor to get your free HUD and begin hunting!

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By The Sea Gacha

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“There is a true story behind the By The Sea collection. A girl grew up in a very small town/fishing village on the ocean. In the summers when she was a kid she collected beach rocks, bits of driftwood, shells & sea glass, stuck them together, painted some, carved others. Then a few times a week, she piled as much as she could on her bicycle and rode along the highway to the local beaches selling her trinkets to tourists.

Many years later this same girl all grown up now moved back to the ocean where she immediately went right back to sticking bits of driftwood and rocks together again. Except now she uses a computer instead of glue and paint to make them. How wild is that?!” 

The By the Sea gacha holds all these driftwood and beach treasures, just waiting for you to find them and bring them home with you. There’s a bench and a love seat for you to lounge on, a table to host all your treasured prizes, wall decor, stacked heart-shaped stones, sea creatures carved straight from the driftwood… with all of this you can easily furnish and decorate your beach abode or summery relaxation area by the sea.

There are eight prizes in total: five commons, two rares and one ultra rare. The vintage wooden mermaid is the ultra rare, the hearts of stone and glass are the two rares, the rest are common.

The driftwood bench and love seat have both single and couple animations: the bench 10 singles and 8 couples, the love seat 11 singles and 6 couples. All of the prizes are rezed in front of the gacha in the main store so you can also test the poses if you wish.

The land impact of the treasures varies by piece and ranges from one to five LI. Please note that resizing mesh objects usually changes the land impact.

All of the wonderful beach-provided prizes are hand-painted, materials enabled, original mesh.

Permissions are modify/transfer/no-copy. L72 per play.

Visit meadowWorks Main Store to play!

Shaman Prizes for MadPea’s Peatonville Asylum Game

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meadowWorks is participating in the stunning experience that is the current MadPea Game: Peatonville Asylum. This HUD-based adventure game offers an exciting, interactive story to engage players and rewards them with wonderful prizes from an impressive lineup of creators. You need to purchase a HUD to play the game: there are three different HUDs with different prices and different rewards. Read more about the HUD-system here. The instructions on how to play can be found here.

The Gold Prize from meadowWorks is Soul Stone Shaman, a lifesize figure inspired directly by the Peatonville Asylum storyline. The statue is 6 LI at the current size. It is modifiable so if you make it bigger, the land impact might change.

The Silver Prize consists of Shaman Fetishes: wearable antlers and necklaces made of carved raven skull and feathers. The prizes are unisex, but male and female sizes are included.

With these prizes you can both have a shaman guarding the forests of your own as well as become one yourself. Take the step to the side of reality where primitive trappings hold the deepest of meanings, where mysticism and intricate details walk hand in hand, where secrets are yours to reveal.

The fetishes and the shaman figure are all hand-painted, materials enabled, original mesh.

Permissions are copy/modify/no-transfer.

The game lasts the whole of November and the prizes are exclusive rewards, so if you want some shamanic touch in your life come on over and play!

Visit the Peatonville Wharf to begin! 

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