Earl Dinkin's Art, Poetry, and Sculpture
|(Used with permission of the Artist)|
Ask "What is art?" and you will get a lot of different answers, for example:
|Yes, that's a washing machine on the left|
Later I was to visit all ten of Earl Dinkin's galleries in Second Life. Each one is different, but they all display some of the hundreds of pastel drawings that the artist has created using his lucid dreaming technique.
When you visit them be sure to read the text over each painting. Note how the art is placed in the gallery and the way the gallery is set up. I don't recommend trying to visit all of the galleries in one go, you can get museum fatigue.
All These Paintings Face the Walls:The paintings are on the outside of the buildings. Inside, you can only see the backs.
The True Gallery Called Remember:
|The True Gallery Called Remember|
This Galley has some of my favorites pastel paintings like "The Cat saying we could Never be Friends Explaining its Paw over the Barrier demonstrates its Political Views are too Radical fo Me."
Eveything for the Complete Space Traveler:
|Paintings on display under the observation window|
This gallery hangs in the sky over Miffen Shade.
Eye Duct Works:
The paintings are in the open, on both sides of lines of black rectangles.
The Deep Art Deep Gallery:
Far under water the paintings float in a submerged living room. A dolphin seems to be inspecting one. On the surface the only clue that there is anything below is an elephant treading water under a poem.
The Gallery that Will Never Thrill:
|The Gallery That Will Never Thrill|
A black circular building. A dark hallway surrounds an open center with....a circular pen with a grazing sheep.
The If Work Art Gallery.
The outside of the house is all glass, perhaps because some of the neighbors are hiding behind ugly privacy walls.
The Gallery of Undecided Sun:
|From above, outside the Gallery.|
Galley of some paintings and sculpture inside a modern house on the water. Outside is the "Home Hydrogen Generator"
The Man Against Eternity Tour:
Paintings contemplating an unusual gazebo.
About the Artist:
"bottomlessly symbolic deadpan outsider art type pastels from lucid dreams" -
Earl Dinkin, whose RL pseudonym is "Epic Dewfall", writes about his creative process here. If you do a web search you will find other articles about him and his method. Here is an early interview by Richard Wilkerson, and an article about his Second Life Galleries in Kultivate magazine. He has also put a few videos on UTube.
His paintings are done in pastels in real life and transferred to Second Life. He has also started to do digital art. His sculptures are unique to Second Life.
The Poetry:Most of his poetry is in the form of quatrains. Here is one I like:
Several of his galleries have "Quatrain columns" that you can buy, and they will emit random quatrains in the same way that some creators have flowers that emit butterflies.
My feeling is that English is not a language best-suited for rhymes.
There is not as much sculpture as there are paintings and poetry.
|The Eagle Sculpture|
Unfortunately, slurls from my blog don't always work. If you are in Second Life pick up a notecard with landmarks to each gallery, or use the Destination Guide.