CyberLight

… the soft, white light, and the smell of clean sheets washed away…

… to be replaced by the hum of neon, the smell of ozone…

… and cathode ray blue light…

… that new sculpture in her spare room was some kind of temporal translation locus…

… and it had sent her to some slick, high-tech futuropolis…

… she’d have to get home, and deal to that annoying thing.

Shot at Access.

New Lamp

Seraphim bought a gorgeous new lamp for her bedroom, today…

… she thinks it is exquisite craftwork…

… as is this extremely elegant tub she got for the second floor bathroom…

… but this… this is another matter…

… whenever she tries to sort this out, everything seems to go hazy and bright…

… and smell like clean sheets, straight off the line, when you were a kid…

Setting Up

Seraphim was back at the byzantine folly on the floating (in the sky) island, where Adelina has said she can set up a gallery, today. She loves setting new spaces up…

… this generally involves just wandering around in the space, placing pictures, then deciding what to off-set/complement them with. She has some items she often uses in her gallery spaces, which makes setting a new one up relatively stress-free, as she knows where to look to find all kinds of goodies to decorate her space just so…

… she loves the architectural whimsy the ancient folly provides…

… the balance of raw stone and intricate detail…

… she is enjoying slowly placing her very favourite works, to no agenda, or decree from some ‘art’ committee, that would dismiss her work as not ‘art’, but something inferior. Seri’s work is very personal, she has no desire to impress the oiks on their high thrones, she’s just very happy when someone, like Adelina, likes it enough that they not only say so, but provide her a place to show it. Seri is extremely visual, images are like books and songs, mixed together, for her… all her works are very powerful time capsules for her…

… each conveying entire stories, and episodes and ideas and feelings, from the time of their conception…

… all conveyed in nanoseconds.

Dancing with Veyot

Veyot asked Seraphim if she wanted to come to a dance near the Xaraz Gallery, where Veyot has recently become curator. While they were dancing with the others, there, Veyot asked Seraphim if she wanted to come for a dance in the gallery, to check it out. They both danced to the bottom level, then some more dancers arrived, upstairs, and Veyot rushed back up to greet them…

… leaving Seraphim to dance alone, amongst the RL landscapes…

… something she was perfectly happy to do…

… she hadn’t danced for a long time…

… and she had fun.

Flux

Due to the need to lower her monthly SL costs, Seraphim has been steeling herself, over the last few months, to take New Placebo Gallery down, and sell/abandon the land. She’s been slowly taking stuff out of the gallery the last 6 weeks, or so, but decided to bite the bullet and go for it, this morning. She’d just started taking pictures down, when her friend Adelina, asked her what she was doing. Seraphim told her, and Adelina said she had a surprise for Seri, which turned out to be this space, on Adelina’s land, where Seri could set up a gallery…

… it’s not at all anything Seraphim would have thought of to show her work in, but she loved it the moment she saw it…

… probably for exactly that reason. The byzantine feel of the building will make a perfect backdrop for Seraphim’s eclectic work…

… she is looking forward to taking her time setting this unexpected space up…

… she loves the concrete and stone details…

… once again…

… things are changing for Seraphim. As always…

… everything is in flux.

DreamLand

Seraphim went to Eterea, recently. The place had a pleasant, sleepy atmosphere…

… thought Seraphim, as she snuggled down the cosy steps… WTF?! thought Seri…

… as she was suddenly standing, knee deep, in someone else’s dreamscape…

… a waking dream walker, she felt this couldn’t just be one person’s dream…

… she was in some kind of dream-powered reality…

… there was hardly any sound on the gentle, warm breeze…

… perhaps that was geese, on the wind? She wasn’t sure…

… how did she get in here, again?…

Found Space

Seraphim loves it when she finds a random space that makes a good backdrop for photography…

… she was at an event, the other day, and she noticed, across the way, another space that had been set up for an upcoming event…

… that had lovely, retro colours…

… and interesting shapes…

… but was entirely empty. She couldn’t help shooting off a few rolls of film…

… of herself…

… looking fairly elegant.

The Zap Gun

Decades ago, before anyone had made a famous film based on a Philip K. Dick book, Seri’s human was an avid Philip K. Dick reader. If you’ve ever actually read one of his books, you’ll know the man was in a league of his own for ideas and character development. Although classed as scifi, his writing was more like surrealist writing, often quite dreamlike. There was often a dark humour, too…

… one such story was called ‘The Zap Gun’. In it, America is the most powerful nation on the planet, because it has the eponymous zap gun, a weapon so formidable, every other nation just gives up competing. Then, aliens invade Earth, and are unstoppably advanced with their weaponry… naturally, the rest of the world looks to America to save their bottoms…

… except… there IS no zap gun, it was all a hugely successful marketing job, fooling the world there was a super-weapon that didn’t actually exist. The Americans have to scramble to save face, as well as the planet. They come up with a handheld, physical game, that has a little guy stuck in a maze in it, a maze he cannot get out of. The little guy in the game somehow emits something that makes anyone, human or not, who plays the game, feel enormous empathy for him… they have to get him out of the maze. The humans beam the game into the alien space ship, and it’s game over for the aliens…

… Seraphim thinks that’s what’s at play with her new telly. The kitties in it aren’t even stuck, they look perfectly happy… but they aren’t actually doing anything, except looking really, really cute… Seri can’t stop adoring them.