We are proud to introduce you to three more of the August Windlight Art Fellows! In this article you will read the bios of Myra Wildmist, Sandi Benelli, and Ozymandi Resident:
Sandi Benelli has been a member of Second Life for over 8 years. Most of her time in Second Life was spent running a live music venue known as Crystal Gardens, which still runs today
Within the last year or so she has been slowly making her way into the art world. Sandi loves to do artwork with landscapes but works with portraits as well.
Sandi works with Photoshop other graphic programs and loves experimenting with textures as well.. Sandi has had her work displayed at Reglan’ Artwalk. also her work can be seen monthly at Temprus Art in the Park Exhibit.
You can also view my Flickr Account at https://www.flickr.com/photos/sandibenelli/
I have been a resident of Second Life for almost five years. While I have had an almost life-long interest in art and art history, I’ve only recently begun creating my own art. I joined an SL artist community on a LEA (Linden Endowment for Arts) sim in February, 2015, and discovered a deep interest in SL photography.
My art primarily explores the freedom online communities, specifically Second Life, allow you to set aside your cultural roles and be who you want to be. Real life cultural roles are necessary for a functioning society, but they are often extremely confining, almost forcing people into pigeon holes of expected behavior. Second Life gives us all the opportunity to slip out of our pigeon holes and be almost anything we can imagine.
My art is inspired by Cindy Sherman, who explores cultural roles, and Nan Goldin, who explores the intimate nature of her own life through her photography.
I have curated shows at the Medici University Gallery of Art, but this is the first time I’ve ever presented my own art in a gallery show.
My photos can be seen online on my Flickr feed.
My work is done entirely in-world using SL windlight, effects, settings, and filters.
Hi my name is Ozymandius
Photographer and model for MAGE Magazine
Photo Journalist for the SL Newser
To see more examples of my work please visit :