Timamoon Arts offers a peaceful and carefree environment in which to enjoy art, spend time relaxing and perhaps enjoy a dance or two. There are a number of gallery paces spread across the region, together with ruins to be explored, a coffee-house, aviary, woodlands, a hilltop house and more.
The galleries offer works by a number of artists, notably those belonging to the Gualdo Group, which encompasses some very well-known names: Kylie Sabra, Nino Vichan, Kaly Iali, La Baroque… all of whom make Timamoon an ideal destination for those with a passion for art, be it created digitally (and within Second Life), or in the physical world, or a combination of both.
I was particularly drawn back to Timamoon to view the work of two artists who are featured as a part of the current FIAT (FIne Art Tour): Milly Sharple (who also holds the region) and Sisse Singh.
Milly’s exhibit is entitled Fractal Insanity, and the title will likely have regular readers here know why I am drawn to it, featuring as it does more of her stunning fractal art, presented in an ultra-modern gallery space utilising a design by Steven Devoid (Devoid Aeon).
The pieces on display, both static and animated, are stunning in complexity, texture and colour. Given that several are animated, images simply do not do them justice and they need to be seen first-hand to be fully appreciated.
As well as the fractal pieces, Milly offers a number of other digital works, all of which are equally intricate and quite marvellous to behold. Some of these are ideal as both individual pieces or as part of large grouping – such as her “Petal” series, which I found myself particularly drawn towards.
With abstract pieces vying with more “traditional” mandelbrot inspired pieces, animated pieces offered alongside static works and an amazing display of digital pieces, Fractal Insanity is a captivating visit; one which is liable to have you admiring and dallying for longer than you might have planned.
However, when you have completed a tour through the floors of Milly’s exhibit space, do make sure you pop across to the rotunda next door, where Sisse Singh is currently exhibiting a range of her watercolour and ink art.
A self-taught artist, Sisse finds her inspiration from a range of sources including her local physical world environment, Danish landscapes and her own imagination. The display of her work at the rotunda reflects this admirably, offering a broad and captivating cross-section of her physical world art uploaded for display in world.
The lower floor of the exhibit space presents a number of Sisse’s studies of flowers, while upstairs is a mix of abstract piece, landscapes and portraits. All of them catch and hold the attention, but I confess to finding myself particularly drawn to her portraiture during my visits. The three pieces – Awaken, Joy, and Naked Sunset, each tell a little story of their own, and really draw one into them.
I confess that prior to making my way through the FIAT exhibits, Sisse’s work had somehow escaped my attention. As such, I’m glad I have now belatedly discovered it in-world. This is a beautiful simple display of her work, more of which – along with that of other artists in the group – can be enjoyed at the Gualdo galleries, also in the Timamoon region. So be sure to pay the galleries a visit as well.
- Timamoon Arts landing point (Rated: Moderate)