Spirit by claudia222 Jewell has been on the art screamer sim since February 2012. We have been in the Destination Guide on and off since the beginning, often as an Editor's pic. Claudia's work has been featured in blogs, magazine, and several machinima. As of today we have had more than 17,500 unique visitors, with many returning again and again to drink in the primordial, slightly surreal atmosphere.
For many donning the free Spirit avatar and becoming part of the art is the highlight of their visit. "Being" Spirit and floating through the landscape while listening to the music is calming and slightly meditative. Visitors from the fashion community came for the free avatar and then made Spirit the background for other fashion photography. It has been great fun to see claudia's work inspire people who may not have otherwise spent a lot of time in an otherworldly art sim enjoy mesh creation in a new way.
Zach, Amase and I are proud of Spirit and we are pleased to have been able to offer Claudia art screamer for these many months. However, art in Second Life is by definition temporary. As much as we hate to see Spirit disappear our goal for art screamer is to bring new art to Second Life and the time has come for us to invite a new artist to build.
With hearts that are a bit heavy we will be closing Spirit by claudia222 Jewell at the end of August to make room for the next artist. We are not quite ready to announce who will be featured on art screamer or when the Grand Opening will be, but believe me the new art screamer sim will be amazing.
You still have about a month to enjoy Spirit so please visit us! We will make sure Claudia knows how much we have loved hosting Spirit by holding a going away party to be remembered. Please watch this blog for information about dates, times and performances.
Please enjoy this machinima by Kronos Kirkorian!
Spirit from David Laundra on Vimeo.