Arctica Dreams spans the entire sim of MetaLES. Upon arrival, it looks cold and empty, with the exception of one large tree, but take a short walk around and you will find a snowy mound to fall through which brings you down below to a dark and icy world of pure beauty.
Before you embark on your journey, click the sign for a notecard with a brief note and some tips to walk through the installation.
You know how much I like to play with windlight, so it was hard to not try out a few different settings, at least. But cycling through windlight presets, I found that this build is best viewed at the artist’s recommendation of ‘midnight’. That’s just like me though. You can’t tell me anything, I always have to figure it out myself :p
Viewing these ice sculptures, I thought about how much artistic vision, creative effort and technical skill that went into creating an end product that looks so effortless and beautiful. That kind of amazes me.
I don’t know a thing about art. I am not an expert. All I know for sure is how something makes me “feel”. Whether it be writing, painting, music, sculptures, photos/images, or prims in a 3D virtual world, if it makes me “feel” something, anything…then that’s my definition of art. For me, it’s pretty simple.
I can’t say enough about how much I enjoyed this installation, so go see for yourself, and pay attention to how it makes you feel. I spent a good part of my Saturday evening at Arctica Dreams, which turned out to be the perfect antidote to my hectic afternoon of last minute Christmas shopping.