The Art Committee is pleased to announce their list of Invited Artists to display in this year's Burn2 annual event. These artists were chosen through an intensive selection process which involved a vastly encompassing variety of criteria to determine through concensus those whom we feel best represent a wide sample of creativity, technique, artistic expression, and resourcefulness that best expresses the spirit and values of Burning Man and Burn2.
• Claudia222 Jewell
Claudia222 makes her fantasy sculpties come alive by using rich vibrant organic tectures. Her first SL build entitled "Parallel Worlds" was exhibited on the sim FarStar in January of 2011. She also has shown at Pirats Art Network and has entered her work at the UWA Expositions.
Her Art has been seen at The Nordan om Jordan gallery, and also at the SL8B where she built a honey swamp.
At the moment she is working on a sky level installation "Mesh Mellows."
• Trill Zapatero
Welcome to the Fool's journey to the end of the universe and back., through all the pitfalls and trials of identity and desire, to death and beyond, through the gauntlet of useless rusty grails offered up by relgion and ideology, through a modernist purgatory, and into the heart and soul of the crumbling grail castle reclaimed by nature and love. all steps along the way leading to the ultimate discovery of the true grail. "A fool if he persists in his folly will become wise." William Blake
Bio: me- artist maybe, painter, BFA. in Fine Arts from the University of Manitoba, love to travel, draw, paint, make stuff.Canadian, activist with Four Bridges and amnesty international. Curator and Builder of the War and Peace Exhibit at the Howard Zinn Memorial Centre for Socail Consciousness and the Arts as well as the Afghanistan Virtual Museum in SL. Illustrator and co'Author of It's All Chinese to Me -a culture and ettiquette guide to China' by Gwen Penner and Pierre Ostrowski: friend, lover, sister, daughter, dog lover, coffee drinker, piano player, book reader, pizza eater...
• RAG Randt
RAG is artist Richard A Goldberg. RAG grew up under the influence of Mad Magazine, Warner Brothers cartoons, and the New Yorker Magazine. He creates artwork for publishers, advertisers, and corporations. His style translates concepts into humorous, thought provoking art which enables his client’s messages to be memorable and effective.
• Rebeca Bashly
Serbian artist, almost 4 years in SL. Every single sculpt and texture I use in my work is created by me alone. My most significant work is “SnowCrash” sim on UTSA Artspace, which is a team work with Igor Ballyhoo.
Running thru life we often leave behind precious treasures, and just like that,
We often let them fade away from our memory…
Piles of dusty, old bags keeping all that we once were..
• Starlash Sweetwater
Name of Art : Identity
Artist Statement : “The identity of one changes with how one percieves reality" ~ Vithu Jeyaloganathan
BIO: Starlash Sweetwater was born at the age of 4 to confuse enemy agents. Growing up in the Central Kalahari Desert and later London has left her with a fertile and vivid imagination which fuels her desire to actualise and add a unique perspective to her creations.
To date she has had showings of her 2D work at several galleries and has recently started to bring her stories to life with machinima. Using second life as inspiration she is constantly trying new techniques and mediums to evolve her work.
• Oberon Onmura
Oberon Onmura has been making art in Second Life for over two years. In that time, his unique approach to using opposing forces on physical objects has attracted the attention of blog sites, SL and RL galleries and publications. He has recently become interested in the use of scripted agents (i.e. bots) as artmaking material.
His early work with physical objects, "Grid Floaters," was seen at the "Kiss the Sky" exhibition at the NMC ArtsLab sim, curated by DanCoyote Antonelli.
His "Beacon," a 100-meter tower that constructs and then destroys itself, was selected for inclusion in a national exhibition of virtual and corporeal art - the "@ Exhibition" (www.arsvirtua.com) - in association with the Southern California Institute of Architecture and the College Art Association conference in Los Angeles, California (February, 2009).
His recent sim-sized projects, "The Tunguska Event" , "Storm Cells," and "Four Galaxies" were seen at the Project Z Gallery. He recently collaborated with Juria Yoshikawa and Dancoyote Antonelli for a SL/RL event with a jazz club in London, curated by Arahan Claveau. And with Diogenes Wylder (Georgie Roxby-Smith) at the Watermill Center (USA) and Melbourne (AUS). Oberon is currently exploring the creative possibilities of Opensim grids, and is running two simulator servers on his home computer in NYC. His sims, Titania and Elena, are connected to the Craft grid (http://craft-world.org:8002/).