Symbolic Synergy: Ten Components and Ten Artists

Art and music transcend language. Symbolism, when powerfully executed, unites. The principles of expression are the same even within the blend of diverse viewpoints.

Breaking the principles into components becomes a base for discussion. Choosing ten two-dimensional artists that exhibit virtually demonstrate the elements of symbolic thinking, whether used consciously or not. Some border on abstract, some on realism, all have built a personal universally perceived visual vocabulary. Recognizable instantly, their personalities, themes, and approaches push the interpretation of their forms.

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Approaching the virtual presentation with integrity, all of these artists use its features to enhance what they begin traditionally. To explore how they approach symbolism in universal ways is not dependent on attending their exhibits, but offers another, more popular form of viewing. How many eyes reading these words will go in-world to see the works themselves? Only a fraction from those who see in this journalistic presentation. Yet, this investigation is not to take the place of viewing the works in the context of the individual artists, but to objectify.

NO! screen those who enjoy a good argument. There IS no such thing as an objective opinion in art! they cry. Ready to go into debate on this subject, objectivity is based on evidence. This critique includes no appraisal of the artists’ backgrounds, education, personalities, or intentions. No statements of purpose are read, no research done beyond viewing as many of their works as can be seen via public teleporting.

Objectivity leaves behind the artist and just examines the art. Much like a putting the work on a witness stand, this discussion demands just the facts.  The difference between a professional appraisal and an amateur one is the ability to set aside personal taste, to know the difference between what succeeds and what doesn’t for comprehension. A professional opinion can read capacity and can compare and perceive potentials. It comes from an understanding of how an audience will interpret. The narrative tendency to weave a story from the images must be based only on what the artist puts in the piece itself.

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THIS ARTICLE IS IN TWO PARTS as complementary versions:
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IN-WORLD is released in the Second Life® edition
, and is included as a PDF at the end of the articleIt has a parallel critiques of ten more works by these artists.

1. Exaggeration – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 

Amona Savira

ONLINE: “Losing It” at at The Galleries East West presented by Ernie Farstrider

IN-WORLD: “The Wardrobe” at The Galleries East West presented by Ernie Farstrider

Also please see review of other works in Sim Street Journal #13.


2. Enigma – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 

Bear Silvershade

ONLINE: “Trump” at Timamoon Arts presented by Milly Sharple

IN-WORLD: “The Ladder” at Timamoon Arts presented by Milly Sharple

Also please see review of other works in Sim Street Journal #2.


3. Confrontation 
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Moondrift Tomorrow 

ONLINE: “Globulus 7” at the Art Gallery Route 7 presented by ArtWolf Eternal

IN-WORLD: “Globulus 3” at the Art Gallery Route 7 presented by ArtWolf Eternal

A&A


4. Personification
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Xirana Oximoxi

ONLINE: “Thoughts” at Active Gallery presented by Geejann Blackadder

IN-WORLD: “Dreams of Summer” presented at her XirArt Gallery

Also please see review of other works in Sim Street Journal #6.


5. Vocabulary – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 

Moewe Winkler

ONLINE: “Phantom” at The Galleries East West presented by Ernie Farstrider

IN-WORLD: “Nothing Else I” at The Galleries East West presented by Ernie Farstrider


6. Universal – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 

Samara Barzane

ONLINE: “Stockholm-Strindberg/Radmans” at the Samara Barzane Gallery

IN-WORLD: “Tokyo Street Angel” at MBK Galerie (Meisterbastler Gallery) presented by Asmita Duranjaya and Zewe Major

Also please see review of other works in Sim Street Journal #5.


7. Juxtaposition – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 

Sina Souza

ONLINE: “The Disease of Racism” at The Sina Souza Gallery

IN-WORLD: “Equilibrium” at The Dirty Grind

Also please see review of other works in Sim Street Journal #2.


8. Craft  – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 

Gem Preiz

ONLINE: “Fractal Porcelain” at Savvy’s Gallery presented by Savvy Moleno

IN-WORLD: “Fractal Wreck” at Savvy’s Gallery presented by Savvy Moleno

Also please see review of other works in Sim Street Journal #7.


9. Narrative – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 

Talullah Winterwolf

ONLINE: “You Are My Sunshine” at the Chelsea Hotel presented by Mykal Skall and Enola Vaher

IN-WORLD: “Words I Don’t Say” at at The Galleries East West presented by Ernie Farstrider

A&A


10. Dimensionality – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 

Janine Portal

ONLINE: “Untitled” at The Galleries East West presented by Ernie Farstrider

IN-WORLD: “Moonrise Kingdom” at at The Galleries East West presented by Ernie Farstrider

Also please see review of other works in Sim Street Journal #10.

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Sim Street Journal #1: Virtual Reveals Real
Sim Street Journal #2: The Old in the New
Sim Street Journal #3: Magicians of Meaning
Sim Street Journal #4: Telling Stories
Sim Street Journal #5: Champions of Expression
Sim Street Journal #6: Overlapping Realities
Sim Street Journal #7: Luck Created
Sim Street Journal #8: Facing the Inevitable
Sim Street Journal #9: Motivated Learning
Sim Street Journal #10: Serious Fun
Sim Street Journal #11: Fantasy Fulfillment
Sim Street Journal #12: Insights from Extremes
Sim Street Journal #13: Bridging Boundaries
Sim Street Journal #14Realities Blend
Sim Street Journal #15: Creative Collaborations
Sim Street Journal #16: Visual Music

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