Aesthete & Amateur 6, part 3: Ginger Lorakeet

The Aesthete & the Amateur, Issue #6, Part 3:
Jump Inside: The art of Ginger Lorakeet

Heavy Writer (The Amateur) and Eleanor Medier (The Aesthete) discover artists’ presentations.* Throughout Eleanor’s gallery travels, she would see numerous works by Ginger Lorakeet. This artist’s gallery is a good contrast with the first gallery visit, Ally Aeon, in this series.

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Eleanor: “It is great when a work of art can involve the viewer into the piece—even to complete it.”

Heavy: “This is nice visually, but the artist didn’t do much. Just look for a computer desktop background. This picture might come up in the search. I had one similar. She adds some beams of light or some grass to give a 3D dimension—easy to do.”

Eleanor: “These are more than just pretty pictures—you get involved. The figurative integration gives them an extra perceptual configuration.”

Heavy wonders why she uses so many words: “They give you a good feeling, but they use cheap tricks. Of course I like that they are high definition pro photos—but they are stock. Is this art?”

Eleanor: “I admit the images are rather plain without the involvement. They are very clever.”

Heavy: “She does do more with little, blending with the original— a good point scored there. But I don’t know if doing this makes you an artist—maybe just resourceful.”

Eleanor: “You don’t find these expressive? What about the poses?”

Heavy: “Poses are easy—just buy them. May I have a snapshot of me in this one? Wait; I need a cig. You know dear, there are setups like this in portrait studios. But I prefer looking at this to vamps, monsters, and weird animals that artists catch on film out of their personal nightmares.”

Eleanor: “The best ones do have the most visual development without the interactive component. Afterall, to own one of these, you are not going to hang around in it everyday to appreciate it, but you are going to look at it more. They would be stronger if the skies would move too. Each seems to begin an idea that can go further.

Heavy: “This is FX not art. We have two extremes here tonight. Ally doing too much and Ginger doing too little.”

Eleanor: “That is a good contrast.”

Heavy: “I can’t decide on this collection. In a way this is immersive art, but Ginger did it in few prims without using an entire sim. But where is the creative part?

Eleanor: “It is sort of like using background tracks in live music performance? The creative part is in the way you interact.”

Heavy: “I have decided this not art, but a piece of engineering.”

Eleanor: “The weakest are gimmicks with stock photos. The best bring in symbolism, emotion, a position that makes a comment. Hanging in  one gives me a sense of being part of an alien environment, a perpection impossible even by SL standards, though all of these could be sets on a sim. If Ginger creates her environments for these, makes them more expressive and more immersive, they could be more original and powerful. Here, we see a sketchbook of what she can develop.”

* Continuing saga from Sim Street Journal #5.
Please see additional reviews from Ginger Lorakeet’s gallery reviews in Sim Street Journal #6 in-world version that compliments and extends this review. 

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The couple runs off to discuss more works by:

Part 4: Xirana, Active Gallery

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