My challenge as a Second Life photographer is to show the human side of the female avatar: beautiful, natural and sensuous, as they relate to the SL environment, and to the camera. My photographs invite the viewer to share intimate moments; to find the story behind the picture.
SL may be a virtual world, but I think those of us who inhabit it realize that we are NOT virtual people. An avatar is more than the sum of its pixel parts! When I look at SL avatars I see grace, beauty, conflict, fear, playfulness… the whole gamut of the feelings and experiences that unite real people in SL just as they do in RL.
I bring my background in art and figure drawing to these unique photographs. I have studied the figure in places as diverse as the University of British Columbia and the Art Institute of Chicago. I found a unique opportunity in Second Life to show this virtual world and the people who inhabit it, in a way I had never seen before.
Second Life always surprises… a trick of light, an unexpected gesture or expression, a distortion, a moment captured just as it might be in Real Life.
Beautiful custom portraits are also available; please get in touch to find out more.
I hope you will enjoy the art you purchase as much as I enjoy creating it, and and I look forward to meeting you at my Second Life exhibits and gallery!
Body Image Preview
May – June 2011
March – April 2011
January – February 2011
November – December 2010
Calendar Girls of Second Life 2011 available inworld for a limited time.
September – October 2010
The Caerleon Museum of Identity was a unique collaboration with almost 20 artisits participating under the theme of ‘Ambiguity of Identity’. Cat’s exhibit posed more questions than it answered, and in it she exposed 9 alt identities, all components of her RL persona. Here is Iono Allen’s machinima of the installation. Please enjoy!
July – August 2010
May – June 2010
March – April 2010