Saturday, January 22, 2011

Color Challenge: Week Eleven - Indigo

I ended up indulging in Bryn Oh's display again for the Indigo Color Challenge, Standby, which has temporarily been put up by IBM. It is an astonishing work of art, plaintively evocative, and reminds me so clearly of a three dimensional comic with a tragic ending.

And ending I couldn't stop.


There's a painful inevitability to the final chapter of Oh's exhibit, and one which is somehow made all the worse by how we, as individuals can insinuate ourselves into the flow of the images, and yet do nothing to alter it's inexorable course.

I cried every time I went through the exhibit. I grew teary just editing the image of Daughter of Gears and Rabbicorn curled together, seeking whiteness as their last resort, their only possible happiness.

It makes my heart ache that this is their only happiness - that the fraction of time spent in the park ends so immediately and disastrously.

It seems unfair, and somehow wrong. Each time I go through, there is the desire in me to protect both, to somehow make them a world where they can be happy and alive both.


( More pictures here. Bryn's blog post on the final chapter here. )


Skin: De La Soul, Charlie - Cream w/Violet Stripe
Eyes: Tacky Star, Pride
Ears: Illusions, Mystic Ear - Fairy (tarnished)
Hair: Ploom, Dot - Indigo
Wings: Fancy Fairy, Azarelle - tinted indigo
Shirt: G Field, Floral Halter Top - purple (matches hair)
Skirt: LeeZul, Mia Corset Skirt - indigo
Boots: Favole, The Nightmare
Armlet: G Field, Metal Rose Armlet (L) purple - tinted indigo
Ring: Little Boy Blue, Pleiades ring

Pose: Striking Poses, Brigitte Bardot 1

Location: Standby (temporary art exhibit)
Light Settings: [TOR] MIDDAY - Beachin' - tinted very indigo
Water Settings: [TOR] Maldives (tinted indigo)

Photographed by Deoridhe Quandry
Post processing: Cropping only


  1. What beautiful pics ...
    and thanx for linking to the most awesome SL-machinima I've ever seen ...
    made me cry ...
    I have to see exhibit now :-)

  2. Hurry to the exhibit - it's amazing and leaving soon, I think. I've gone through three times.

    The older ones are on Immersiva, which I highly recommend as a place to visit in SL.

  3. these are stunning pictures! I love the artistry.

  4. Thank you so much! I've been thinking of putting together a storylined post with all the pictures in it, but it seems a little over the top. I'm just glad I have all the images, you know? I would have been sad if I hadn't managed that.