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Snails make their Sisyphean way up a hill, pulling row houses which a variety of strange creatures perch upon now and then. Off to the sides, enormous figures in stripped sweaters look on gloomily as the grass, and their grasslike hair, waves in the wind
Beginners is a charming build, one of the latest from Cica Ghost. She creates dream-like circumstances with gentle movement woven in. This time it's not only in the swaying grass but also in the slow movement of the snails as they "climb" up the hill with their peculiar burden. The most fun thing about the houses is that they are filled with poses; several people can perch on each roof, relaxing into the scene. It's rare for artists to offer art you can inhabit, even in Second Life, and I love that Ghost did here!
The build itself is enormous. I'm like a toy next to the snails, and even smaller next to the staring figures. In a nod to the dreamlike nature of this build, the houses themselves are much smaller than they should be, but not reduced as much as the snails are enlarged; in a way the "house on the back" pun of snails are extended one further - these are town-house wearing snails, with all of the baggage that implies. The entire design delights me; sitting on the peaked roofs of houses and cycling through poses was charming, and I've seen several couple and group poses which indicate numbers only make it more fun.
Alone or in groups, this is a good piece to visit, explore, and dream your way into; visiting it and taking pictures there made me very happy!
( More pictures here. )
Skin: Izzie's, Irene
Hair: Doe, Cricket
Eyes: [[Beta Testing]]
Eyelashes 1: SLink, Mesh Lashes
Eyelashes 2: Flugeln Brise, 05-A
Eyeshadow: cheLLe, Cleo Called
Ears: .:Soul:., High Elf
Lipstick: Beautiful Freak, Liquid Metal
Wings: .:Soul:., Oree Wing (We <3 RP)
Body: SLink, Hands & High Feet
Nails: ZOZ, Urban Gold
Outfit: Spirit, Liko dress and jacket
Shoes: Ingenue, Jem Heels
Location: Beginners by Cica Ghost
Windlight Settings: Phototools, Build 003 Light
Photographed by Deoridhe Quandry
Post processing: Cropping