Thursday, March 11, 2010

Shellina Winkler - Treeline 3 Artist


Also in the Treeline Sky gallery this month are works by Shellina Winkler. Shellina's prim paintings are 'constructed' works, built layer upon layer with prims, as she explores the potential of the medium in Second Life. She also carefully maximizes the potential of each single prim by using textures or merely colours to maximimum effect. The results are serene and sophisitcated works, seemingly simple, but sometimes complex in their construction.

As well as several 2D works on the gallery walls there is also a three dimensional abstract tree made by Shellina. It reminds us how the tree is universally and instantly recognisable - even when that symbol is abstracted and devoid of organic texture. What is it about trees that makes them such an easily recognised symbol?

Shellina is a well known and respected artist in second Life, who has works in many places, usually with her partner Solkide Auer. Her work can also be seen at:
Blog: http://shellinawinkler.blogspot.com/
Pics: http://www.flickr.com/photos/shellina_winkler/
Pics: http://www.koinup.com/shellinawinkler/
Video: http://it.youtube.com/user/shellinawinkler

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