The Particle Master and the Angel

Tyrehl Byk: The Ego's Many Eyes - Angel Manor Art Gallery
Tyrehl Byk: The Ego’s Many Eyes – Angel Manor Art Gallery

It’s pretty well established that I’m a Tyrehl Byk fan, as a poke at this blog will show (although sadly, RL kept me from his most recent performance of Catharsis, which I still find enthralling). So when I caught a notice via the .:SL Art:. group that he has an exhibit at Angel Manor, I had to go and spend time admiring.

For those not familiar with Tyrehl, he is the Master of the Particle, able to marshal them into unique, also living, forms and create fantastic, immersive shows with them, such as the aforementioned Catharsis or his Particle Phantasmagoria.

Tyrehl Byk: Microcosm #1, Angel Manor Art Gallery
Tyrehl Byk: Microcosm #1 – Angel Manor Art Gallery

The pieces on display at Angel Manor are all of  much smaller scale – small enough, in fact to be used on one’s home or store (many are on sale). The majority of them are touch-activated via a control panel, and some feature buttons which allow the visitor to generate different effects and patterns. A notice just inside the entrance to the exhibit offers comfort to those worried about the impact of particle rendering may have on any neighbours within draw distance should they purchase a piece:

If not turned-off manually, all purchased touch-activated sculptures will automatically turn-off one hour after being turned on. This feature is in place to reduce the load on the graphics cards of people in your neighbourhood who are within their draw distance to your sculptures.

Tyrehl Byk: Mitochondrion - Angel Manor Art Gallery
Tyrehl Byk: Mitochondrion – Angel Manor Art Gallery

Make sure you have local sounds on when exploring, as sound is very much a part of the experience.

The pieces on display range from those suitable for mounting on a wall, through to those displayed in their own shrouds and which would form a centrepiece both indoors or outdoors (especially at night in a garden), to free-standing items which would be at home in any corner of a room.

Tyrehl Byk: A Toroid Affair - Angel Manor Art Gallery
Tyrehl Byk: A Toroid Affair – Angel Manor Art Gallery

This is another exhibit where still images don’t do the work justice – so be sure to add  it to your list of places to visit.

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