Friday, September 30, 2011

Damiax Anatra'Thor combining Art With Fashion

Damiax Anatra'Thor is the creator and owner of DamiaxArt and Museum & Art-Inside. In October 2011 he is teaming up with Egoisme to do a project that combines art and fashion....
One of the most fascinating aspects of Damiax's work is his Art Inside exhibits which consists of a large box with the painting and art work on the front which opens up to reveal the exact replica of the artwork in 3D form enabling you to walk inside the painting and become part of the art in a interactive, virtual copy of the art (as displayed by the pictures below.) Absolutely brilliant!!!

Hello Damiax thank you for doing this little chat with me. We have met so many years ago when I was an avi named Rhett Whybrow and we been in and out of each others circles for 3 years or more now.
You gave me a painting many years ago called "Men Battle" which I love and have had on the wall of my home as well as numerous other art pieces from your museum which my home is filled with!

1) What made you first find Second life and do you still love it as much as when you first joined?

I had seen videos on the internet showing this wonderful world and I created a character to visit. I had the good fortune to meet Torchwood, my wonderful husband a month after joining Second Life. He was the first to believe in me and be my muse that inspired me and 4 years later he continues to support me.
The thing that struck me the most is the ability to create what ever my imagination could have imagine. In this way I could give life to my art. I got to know some artists in Second Life and I was fascinated by the idea of being able to create art. Thus I decided to start my projects with DamiaxArt and Art - Inside. I have started to rebuild some famous paintings with the materials of Second Life, for example, artists such as Botticelli, Monet, Esher, De Chirico.
I was fortunate to meet people who have helped me a lot for my projects, like my sweet sl sister Johnnie Rau, offered a space where to show my work and to her I have dedicated my museum. I also have a great friend named Tadd Rivers that helped me to show my work in Second Life. And yes, I do love SL even more today. I am happy in SL.

2) In October you are planning on doing a project to combine art with Egoisme store with fashion. Can you tell us about this project and the dates?

Ramses Meredith, creator of Egoisme. and I have been friends for a long time. We began to build things together and I remember when we went to many sandboxs in a different sims to see the wonders of Second Life. I did not imagine that we would become two well known brands in this world. It was easy for us to combine our two brands to create this interesting project. We started in September proposing this to a number of artists from Second Life and creating a place for their creations and hoping that they have the same good fortune as we had.
I have meet Ramses since he came to Second Life and we have always traveled in search of ideas and solutions to build, we watched the big brands with admiration and even fear. we thought was impossible to arrive at their levels, and we were working to invent objects, to understand how we could do the textures and everything that we needed to play. We had never thought of trying to do the work ourselves but slowly we started to sell and here we are!
We have a passion for art and so we "built" bridge between art and fashion, letting people to feel it in a common space, Egoisme sim, where customers and visitors can walk across fashion and art. We have think to create a sort of gallery openspace on the streets and the square, a perfect mix of good taste, fashion and creativity. to enhance the visitors tour. This project of multiple talents will continue until the last week of October. Egoisme has become a holding company with seven brands in it, and many strategic alliances, so we will be happy to organize a week of fashion and events where we will show all our new creations in a context where art will be the hostess

3) Tell us more about your Museum and Art Inside Art.

These are two separate projects. The Art Museum and my shops, I use to fund my personal gallery, to show my works that are not for sale. I produce both works of art by famous artists, and furnishings for the home. Also, I build on special requests. I offer a very eclectic mix of items, from of course Art for your SL home to fun items for play. My museum, Art Museum Johnnie Rau, was my first large exposition of art works, which has grown and continues to grow as I create more items.

4) What are your favorite artists in Second Life and Real Life? Have You Ever Made Any real-life art yourself?

Travelling in Second Life, I met a work of Esher (Relativity), reproduced from Solkide Auer and I liked the idea of walking into a painting. Thus began my project of creating Art - Inside. Then I wanted to dedicate to my favorite artist René Magritte exhibition dedicated to him called Magritte Project where I have tried to recreate some of his best known works in a place dedicated to him and finally ushering in my first gallery in Second Life.
In real life I paint as a hobby and I work in the art business in rl, but I do not think it will ever expose my works. But art is my life's passion.

5) Ok now for my generic question. When Damiax what would you do or if Second Life Vanishes for ever?

OH MY GOD!!! ^_^ I think that I would not care about losing anything material in sl, but my art would suffer a lot in losing my beloved Torchwood and friends who accompany me in this wonderful world. In our relationship I am inspired to create beautiful things, that can bring some joy that i have from my 4 years with my Sl partner. WIthout SL, I would so miss creating art in the format offered, and my partner. Lets hope that does not ever happen!! :)

Visit Damiax's Art Museum here:

                           Damiax Anatra'Thor

 Below: A Video of Damiax's Magritte Project

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Somebody To Love

OMG this guy is fantastic. I think I love HIM! ;-)
I love my Freddie Mercury and this dude has got to be the reincarnation of Freddie...

Second Life Moments: Remember HELP ISLAND and The Lost Gardens Of Apollo?

Do you remember your first few months on Second Life?
What were some of the favorite places and sims that you remember from Second Life and are they still there?

Sunday, September 25, 2011

The Phoenix Hour Sept 20th 2011 - Important Info on Phoenix with Mesh and Firestorm

Well a few posts ago I bitched and moaned about the new Firestorm beta 3 with Mesh and how mesh seems to have arrived on the grid and totally fucked everything up! Any viewer with mesh capabilities crashes for me very often enough to piss me off and ruin my SL experience on an hourly basis. FUCK MESH! It looks like shit to me. In order to wear mesh clothes you have to modify your avatar not the clothing and unless your a skinny, pink twink it makes you look like shit...try for yourself and'll see!
Anyway I am back on the fantastic Phoenix Viewer for good now until this bullshit is fixed and Firestorm works again. I love and prefer Firestorm viewer but as of now with beta and mesh it is just horrific for me anyways. If it working for you then that's excellent but I don't have a beta mesh horseshoe up my ass.
Anyway here is a very interesting and informative video from the lady that brings you the Phoenix and Firestorm viewer and contains vital, critical information you need to know and also that Phoenix will soon also have mesh. You can bet your sweet ass that I will NOT be using the Phoenix with mesh version as it sure to fuck up! Oh did I say MESH FUCKIN' SUCKS!
In order for me to use the Phoenix viewer again after 6 months or more on Firestorm I had to redo my avatar from the ground up, using only my basic tattoo and clothing layers because I was so used to the multiple clothing layers and attachments which Firestorm has but Phoenix does not...yet! ;-)
There is apparently a major war going on right now between the die hard Phoenix lovers and the Firestorm viewer people. The Firestormers call the Phoenix people the "oldies" and other bad names. What a shambles.
Guess what though...both viewers kick the Linden Lab official Viewer in the teeth backwards leaving it crash ass down in the mud and floundering limply like a flaccid whale gasping for breath on a hot sandy beach....just wish I could still use Firestorm because when/if it works and you get used to it, it leaves Phoenix in the dust!

P.S. I am going to be on the cover of the next COX LEATHER Mag....

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Cannon Atlass Finally looses his fucking mind and I love it....

Picture this...6 am and nobody is around on Second Life. I'm bored and horny and fucked up on Quaaludes and coke and head off to naughty Spurts Beach to see if anything is passed out in the surf awaiting mating and I come across my buddy Cannon Atlass hanging on a fucking kite, buck naked with the nicest cock just hanging there and nips ripe and willing and...well I got to hold Cannons kite string for him while I photographed this totally berserk occasion for your enjoyment.
Yes Cannon was blindfolded, yes he knew I was there and yes he consented to me publishing these breath taking photographs!
I love Cannon, he never ceases to amaze and entertain me and make me pee myself laughing!
However I think I might now pregnant as seen by the last pic with my new born baby courtesy of sexy Mr Kyle Beckett who is another one to watch out for in the name of comedic sanity....
Two hot men and one sore ass ;-) SHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH