One of the things I love about second life is its extraordinary creativity. In this case, I’m not taking about the platform itself (although it is incredible) but instead I mean the extraordinary talents of individuals who make and achieve amazing things. Those that thrill me the most are in the NPIRL genre, although I definitely admire all creations inworld whether NPIRL or not. But I have to admit that I am simply astounded by those who are able to bring to life something that otherwise wouldn’t have been imagined or seen. I honestly believe the truth of it all is that very few can do this or do this very well over time. Yet, there are those who possess an innate brilliance and creativity….like my very very dear wonderful amazing friend Dale.
I am so completely thrilled to brag on Dale because Dale is so wildly incredible and wonderful in so very many ways and in so many worlds, including the art world. Through a series of happenings that Dale shares here, Dale’s brilliant invention called the “Thingmaker” caught the eye of one of the Alpha Tribe creators. Dale’s Thingmaker makes random things…all kinds of shapes and patterns of shapes or randomness of shapes and sizes and colors and levels of transparencies. Each time the Thingmaker creates a whole other newness. Which is to say that it is brilliantly self-creating and makes original newness each time. Wow’d by this (as I am and everyone else who sees Dale’s creations), Alpha Tribe shares in their weblog how they now use the living art of the Thingmaker to make wonderfully imaginative NPIRL hair.
Here is very very dear wonderful friend Dale (right) and me as we wear the “Pillow” hair that was created from the collaboration between Dale and the Alpha Tribe group. Dale shows it in black; I show it in white; and we both show it fit for the phenomenal, quite honestly. I absolutely love this hair. It is so gorgeously far beyond the realm of the conventional or the commonplace; so beautifully in the realm of the evocative and artistic, the futuristic and otherworldly. Even when worn with a basic top and pants. (We visited “Blur” and found it to be the perfect backdrop.)
Here’s a side view of Pillow. Notice its softly tendrils flowing gently with each movement.
“Pillow” is an echo of another time and place. It makes me want to find the most cleanly elaborate, finely detailed majestic fantasy outfit to do justice to the regal and imaginative glory of the hair. “Array” compels the same reaction, and yet like “Pillow”, “Array” also looks unquestioningly phenomenal when showcased as an ensemble’s main focus. Take a gander:
Utterly amazing and so wildly unlike anything you will see or find anywhere else inworld. Simply put, the Thingmaker-inspired hairs are haute couture. That’s not a phrase I use liberally because it’s reserved for fashion that is high art, but that’s exactly what these pieces are. Glorious, original, wonderful, soaring art the likes of which to make Lady Gaga envious. And brought about by a serendipitous collaboration of the most natural, fantastical, and brilliant sort.
Get your Thingmaker-inspired creations by visiting Alpha Tribe where you will find “Pillow” and “Array” (with my post on “Magnolia” — the third in the series thusfar — to be published tomorrow). To marvel at the Thingmaker itself in action, pick up your own copy of it on xstreet. I have one and am constantly fascinated by its endless stream of creations…and its truly amazing wonderful creator.