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Untitled by Gracie Kendal (an article about the artistic process…kinda)

I think I just realized why so many artists don’t title their work. It’s damn hard!! I am working on my newest project, a full sim installation and  I had a title, Ce n’est pas une peinture. The environment I am creating was originally inspired by my paintings. I wanted to deconstruct them in Second […]

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photo of about a dozen similar looking male avatars all dressed in black

Open call to participate in a study on avatar identity through USC!!

A friend of mine at USC in California is doing an avatar identity study. He only needs 4 more avatars and you can  make 1000L Please read the info below and contact him if you are interested 🙂 Thanks so much :)) This is an open call to members of Second Life who have used […]

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On being delightful…

“Don’t you ever let a soul in the world tell you that you can’t be exactly who you are.” ~Lady Gaga In a month, I will be 6 years old in Second Life. It just floors me how fast time has flown. As I get older (in both RL and SL) I keep thinking about […]

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Building a community

You know, I have been thinking about community a  lot lately. A few weeks ago, Vaneeesa posted an interesting commentary on Facebook. In Feeding the Zuck she stated “When you participate at Facebook, yes you have easy, free access to the world’s greatest baby photo sharing site, but you don’t really build a community, you mostly […]

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ScreenCap from Kristine Schomaker / Gracie Kendal thesis video

Persuasion

Kat just wrote a great post about body identity and stereotypes amongst avatars in SL. It’s funny. I have been thinking a lot about this lately. My work is all about body image, self esteem and how the media unconsciously manipulates us into thinking we want to be thin and model beautiful so we may […]

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The right question

I need your help. I am putting together a real life performance using Second Life and I would love to run it  by all of you and get  your feedback. Vaneeesa and I have been talking about it in email and I have gotten some great advice, but I decided to open this up for […]

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Open call for avatars for “Second Skin” a performance art piece

This is an open call for avatars. I am putting on a Second Life > Real Life performance on Saturday August 18th from 6-9pm slt. The performance is called “Second Skin” and is being held in Los Angeles at the Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825 from 6-9pm slt and in Second Life simultaneously. I am […]

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This is my body!!

I have been completely exhausted lately, so haven’t had a chance to post anything. I am so thankful that the conversation about beauty and identity continue through the other great bloggers here. I am inspired by the brilliant review of the book “50 Shades of Gray” to do a pictorial blog post. While I don’t […]

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Life imitating art, imitating beauty?

What is this power that beauty holds over us? What is beauty anyway? Ok, so this question can be answered with as many subjective responses as the question, What is art? We won’t go THERE tonight though. Seriously I was talking to my counselor about my recent performance. I am trying to get it all […]

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The Bald and The Beautiful

So in April I was sitting at work in a busy ER and I had an ‘aha’ moment. Right there. I had to stop what I was doing (don’t worry I wasn’t with a patient), find whatever piece of paper was around (normally a yellow post-it note) and write as fast as I could before […]

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