Welcome to the June 2017 Issue of Kultivate Magazine! You have to love technical difficulties which delayed this issue, but we hope you find it is worth the wait! This issue features 2D and 3D artist Slatan Dryke , four photo essays by Amy Beebe, Ilyra Chardin, Falbala Fairey, and Paradox Messmer, a trip to the La Vie Sim, two great articles on exhibitions by Inara Pey, and a feature on RP Fantasy, and a great article by Eleseren that features haute roleplay couture.
magazine the next year. June is a special month, it is the first month of Summer and it is also the start of Kultivateâ€™s 2nd anniversary celebrations. Look for a fun week of events and more on our sim. June is also the month of birthdays for two special people at Kultivate: Veruca Tammas and Jessi Warrol, each have birthdays this month, so happy birthday and best wishes to them. Eleseren and I would like to thank our sponsors, advertisers, artists, and readers for another great issue. We hope that you enjoy it!
Speaking of my lovely wife Eleseren, I am pleased to announce that she has agreed to step up to the role of Associate Publisher for the Magazine. I know that she is more than capable and talented John, Owner & Publisher of enough to help guide the Kultivate Magazine
I am tremendously excited to have been asked by my partner John Brianna to step up to the role of Associate Publisher for Kultivate Magazine. John has crafted this magazine into a beacon showcase for the creative arts in Second Life, through his vision and dedication and his reaching out to all the massively talented people who have become our contributors. This is a new role for me and I look forward to assisting him continue to grow this publication we are so proud of. I will continue to lead the Edge section of the magazine but it is very exciting for me to be given the chance to take on more areas of responsibility, and I look forward to the challenges and opportunities ahead.
ELESEREN BRIANNA, COO & ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER OF KULTIVATE MAGAZINE
ASSOCIATE PUBLISHERâ€™S NOTE
KULTIVATE MAGAZINE JUNE 2017 CREDITS John, Owner, Publisher & Editor in Chief
Eleseren Brianna, COO & Editor in Chief of The Edge Jessii2009 Warrhol, Marketing & Social Media Coordinator Inara Pey, Lead Contributor Amy Beebe, Contributor Dawnbeam Dreamscrape, Contributor
Ilyra Chardin, Contributor
Myra Wildmist, Contributor Stavaros Gracemont, Edge Contributor
Veruca Tamms Contributor Anouk Lefavre, Editorial Photographer Slatan Dryke Cover Photography
THE EDGE JUNE 2017 STYLISTS: Euridice Qork Wicca Merlin Tiszo Cioc Ruby Ornamental Ceasar Langar
KULTIVATE ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE: Sandi Benelli, Lead Artist in Residence Pam Astonia Byrnedarkly Cazalet Slatan Dryke
TABLE OF CONTENTS FEATURED ARTICLE: SLATAN DYRKE PAGE 44
INSIDE LOOK: FLASH BLACK/ FLASH FORWARD PAGE 70
PHOTO ESSAY: SUMMER PAGE 88
VOYAGES WITH VEE: LE VIE SIM PAGE 110
SOLO ART PAGE 134
INSPIRATIONS WITH ILLYRA: MY SECRET GARDEN PAGE 152
HAUTE RP COUTURE PAGE p174
PHOTO ESSAY: FALBALA FAIREY PAGE 212
THE EDGE MAY STYLISTS PAGE 196
PHOTO ESSAY: PARADOX MESSMER PAGE 230
FEATURED ARTICLE: SLATAN DRYKE ARTICLE: JOHN; PHOTOGRAPHY: SLATAN DRYKE
Slatan Dryke has been around the Second Life art scene for a long time. He is an artist who can create both 2D and 3D art . I was able to sit down with Slatan to discuss art and his latest projectsâ€Ś
skilled photographer but not professional. I love Art in every expression, following my classical education, and being Italian helped a lot.
I am glad that SL gave me the opportunity to learn my hidden artistic side in art building and to approach the photography in a brand JOHN: So tell us about yourself, how long have you new way.
been in Second Life and how did you first discover the platform? SLATAN: I am Italian and I joined Second Life in 2007, even if my first account is from 2003 when I discovered the Grid reading an article.
JOHN: Tell our readers about the themes of your artwork. SLATAN: I am a traveler in both worlds and I love to wander across the Grid to find inspiring spots for my pictures.
There is not a particular theme who attracts my JOHN: Are you a real life artist? Have you exhibited in creativity, I am open minded for every challenge real life? able to improve my skills SLATAN: No I am not an and my practice in building. artist in real life, I am a
JOHN: What inspires you to developmental or sensory) create your pieces? or chronic illness; the rest are family members, SLATAN: I admit to have limited competence in building, still learning, so I do not follow a real scheme for my sculptures: I follow my instinct and my love for the abstract forms, which become alive with textures, light and movements. BTW its a smart way to hide my lacks of skills with Mesh, considering my self an oldschool fan with a strong preference for manipulating and torturing prims.
caregivers, professionals, researchers, students, and others interested in disability issues. Virtual Ability provides to its members ongoing support and community as they integrate into SL society. We offer our members information, encouragement, training, companionship, referrals to other SL resources and groups, ways to contribute back to the community, and ways to have fun.
JOHN: You are involved with Virtual Ability. Tell our readers about this JOHN: You create both 2D organization. and 3D art. Is one art genre SLATAN: Virtual Ability has easier than the other? been building communities SLATAN: Well as I said of support for people with disabilities in virtual worlds since 2007. About three quarters of the group members have one or more kinds of disability (physical, mental, emotional,
above my 3D art is limited, I feel more comfy with 2D: I am a perfectionist and I love the details for a photo: whatever able to focus my attention and then my obsession works to find the
best ratio, framing and windlight until finally the right image is in my viewfinder. Someone said that I have an artistic eye, maybe this is true but I feel the instinct for the photography like a natural aptitude, from when I was a teen-ager. JOHN: Do you have any current exhibition ongoing? If so tell us about them.
and at Ethnographia Island.
View Slatan ‘s art work by visiting the links below: https:// vimeo.com/217825299 http://aview.tv/watch.php? vid=1ec277e54
https://www.slartist.com/ SLATAN: Actually there are crumbs-from-mytwo exhibitions ongoing: my nightmares_24e1bf9fd.htm first solo art installation at LEA6 (Crumbs from my http://maps.secondlife.com/ Nightmares) open till May secondlife/ 31st and an ensemble Ethnographia/18/29/22 exhibition with Virtual Ability Artists together with l DIT (Dublin Institute of Technology): the students are working on their ‘BAVA – Bachelor of Arts in Visual Art’. In addition my Art is permanent displayed at Oxford @rts Gallery
INSIDE LOOK: FLASHBACK/FLASH FORWARD IN SECOND LIFE ARTICLE & PHOTOGRAPHY: INARA PEY
Open from Monday, May 29th through until Monday, July 31st, 2017 at Split Screen’s temporary home*, is Giovanna Cerise’s newest installation, Flash Back / Flash Forward. This is a complex piece, rooted in both the artist’s own perceptions of creativity and in the notion – or perhaps that should be the temporal nature – of time as we generally tend to perceive it.
The core of the installation is a large, fractured structure. This seems to rise in multi-faceted tiers into the sky, but contains only a single level, reached via teleport – the large daisy at the base of the structure and a short walk from the landing point. This level is divided into disparate rooms and corridors to present something of a maze in which none of the spaces are connected to its neighbors but must be reached by passing through the walls themselves. within some of
the spaces can be found certain artefacts – a suitcase and oversized key, an easel, a hat and rose, images – which we are left to interpret for ourselves. There is no set root through these spaces, although a list of SLurls those containing objects is supplied in the descriptive note card. Instead, visitors are encouraged to wander. In doing so, moving through the room and along the corridors becomes something of an optical experience. Scenes flicker in and out of our perception, colors flick and change – white, red, white – perspectives shift; self-awareness fluctuates as our avatars flips through different states. sometimes solid, other times an outline reflecting the shapes and images contained within walls, sometimes a shadow. It’s a slightly confusing, perhaps disconcerting effect, heightened by the longer one walks through the installation, as images and coolers and outlines flicker in and out of
of existence or flip from one to another before our eyes, become discrete moments in time revealed only to us in our passing. And time – as noted, is the core of things here.
work as a fluid whole, from start to finish. At the macro level, Flash Back / Flash Forward reminds us that our entire life is spent in “the present” – but “the present” is personal to each of us, an elusive, undefined space through which we each travel, sometimes overlapping with the space occupied by others. It is a space into which the past can intrude via memories which flicker, appear, vanish or even morph from point to point as our present is influenced by mood, desire, understanding, and so on. And always, the shifting nature of our present foreshadows what is yet to be, but never allows us to experience it until “the future” is our “present”.
Flash Back / Flash Forward is an examination of time at both the micro and the macro levels. On the micro, is an attempt to encapsulate the artist’s relationship with her work, from initial concept through development, to its completion, as seen trough the lens of time. The artist can only exist in the present, thus the development of a piece of art becomes an exercise in reflection and projection: the initial idea is reflected in the mirror of construction, which serves to project the work into the future, to its final state. There And so everything might be can be no viewpoint from said to be chaotic, hence the outside the linear nature of time; no real ability of see the form of the build and the random tumble of sights as we
move through it. But within the chaos of the present are oases of calm; moments forever caught in time â€“ and thus, the rooms Giovanna presents for us to find: The Dream; The Point of View; The Desire; The Lightness; The Bird; The Impossible Choice. This is a fascinating, intriguing installation, one which may require a careful reading of the supplied nots to fully grasp, but which is nevertheless beautifully executed. Flash Back / Flash Forward (Coppelia, rated: Moderate)
PHOTO ESSAY: SUMMER PHOTOGRAPHY: AMY BEEBE
VOYAGES WITH VEE: LA VIE ARTICLE & PHOTOGRAPHY: VERUCA TAMMAS
I happened upon La Vie by chance and it seems so appropriate to cover this region for the June issue of Kultivate. La Vie is the French term for Life. In June I will be celebrating a major milestone birthday in RL and 10 years in SL which has led to much contemplation about my life in both realms. La Vie, created by Krys Vita, is a lovely scenic island with sandy beaches and plenty of locations dotted about to sit, cuddle, or pose for photos. It seemed to me that a lot of thought and care taken into the creation of this region. There are so many areas to hang out with friends or loved ones and there are other areas where you can be alone with your thoughts. There are beach chairs and hammocks along the shoreline where you can watch the waves wash over the sand and listen to the
the gulls flying overhead. There are two completely furnished houses and an artistâ€™s atelier with outdoor and indoor furnishings. Every time I visited there were people about using the different properties, sitting on the rooftop decks or the patios, or just enjoying the sim. Many were posing and taking photos. When you land at La Vie you are asked if you want to join the La Vie group and given the address for the Flickr group. Take time to explore the area, float overhead on the balloon bed or lie on the raft sitting in the calm bay, head over to the pier and enjoy a sunset. Dream about your future; Reflect upon your past. Enjoy La Vie! KM
SLURL TO LA VIE: http://
SOLO ART ARTICLE: & PHOTOGRAPHY: INARA PEY
Solo Arte, the open-air gallery space for art and culture designed by TerryGold, and originally operating as the Melania Gallery, has a new home in Second Life. To mark its reopening, it is featuring a dual display of 2D art and sculptures by Terrygold and Mistero Hifeng respectively.
the low faĂ§ade of other buildings, giving it the look and feel of an arts district within a much larger conurbation. For this exhibition, Mistero has placed his familiar sculptures out along the footpaths, sitting on benches or walls or on the grass of the little park areas. The presence of The gallery design is very many of them lends a pleasing to the eye, feeling that the place alive presenting a natural environment well suited to with people, giving it a display art both indoors and warm feel. Only the larger outdoors, with an emphasis figures rising from the on the latter. A central canal waters of the canal, and those sitting atop a high dissects the setting with arch remind us that this is open-air park spaces, an art display. courtyards, and cobbled streets on either side, Terryâ€™s work, presented in together with a gallery its evocative monochrome building on one side of the style for the most part, is canal, and a salsa dance almost entirely displayed club and a bar on the other, within the various buildings. all offering indoor spaces This is a clever, as where art can be displayed. entering / leaving the Bridges span the waters of gallery, etc., when viewing the canal to link things her art provides a very together, and the exhibition natural division between her spaces are surrounded by art and Misteroâ€™s, allowing
As Solo Arte occupies a portion of a region, some viewers may not automatically adopt the parcel windlight â€“ Breakwave Building Light (if installed). The gallery notes also recommend enabling Advanced Lighting Model (ALM) and Shadows (both via Preferences > Graphics. To be honest, while enabling shadows does add depth to the outdoors elements of the venue (obviously), foregoing them on the grounds of system performance should not unduly detract from a visit (although I would recommend having ALM enabled). Similarly, if you do not have the recommended windlight available in your viewer, this also shouldnâ€™t detract from a visit. The exhibition will run through until the end of June, 2017. KM
SLURL DETAILS Solo Arte (Casvian Caye, rated: Moderate)
INSPIRATIONS WITH ILLYRA: MY SECRET GARDEN PHOTOGRAPHY: ILLYRA CHARDIN
HAUTE RP COUTURE ARTICLE: ELESEREN BRIANNA
THE EDGE JUNE 2017 STYLISTS PHOTO ESSAYS BY FALBALA FAIREY & PARADOX MESSMER
HAUTE ROLEPLAY COUTURE
ARTICLE: ELESEREN BRIANNA PHOTOGRAPHY: ELESEREN BRIANNA & JAILY BAILEY
As you may know, I am a champion of ‘home grown’ Second Life inspired creativity, whether that be in Art or Fashion. I was inspired to write this article by something that has really been under my nose for some time, the use of role play inspired pieces in ‘mainstream’ fashion styling in SL. This is really more a stream of thought piece rather than anything madly researched, but hopefully it is thought provoking. Like many models I miss the ‘good old days’ of very creative fashion clothing, items that were dramatic, daring, high impact, even fabulously artistic. I miss the outstanding talents of Eshi Otawara, Mea Culpa, Violator, Angels & Demons, Miamai
BlackLabel to name but a few. Yes most of it was sculpt and did not move with the body, creating problems when photographing and walking a runway and forcing us to accept prim breaks and clashes that would be unacceptable now, but wow those pieces looked amazing. They also often came apart in chunks and could be mixed and matched and strapped onto other designs giving us an almost endless range of possibilities as Stylists. Those designs PROVOKED creativity in us, the only limits were our individual talents and vision. Alas those days are gone, pieces as creative as that are rare in mainstream fashion and like an old fashion fossil I cling defiantly to the special old pieces I
I have in my inventory.
they don’t have a trove of older pieces? They look at Unfortunately though, as what clothing is out there in time marches, even the Second Life for the various great creative effect of those different communities that pieces is watered down by inhabit it. the march of the Mesh Age, and they appear more and I have no scientific methods more antiquated. Most mesh to prove anything, as I said clothing in second life is this is a musing piece only, reflective of high street or at but I am sure some best pret a porter designer resourceful Stylists have clothing. It can be very explored among the role nicely done, but for artistic, play and fantasy dramatic and imaginative communities since SL (and stylings, it just doesn’t work SL fashion and modelling) as well. I do experiment began; however, I definitely with adding older sculpt noticed an upswing in this pieces to modern mesh several years ago. At the designs, and sometimes it time the great old ‘haute/ works, but it depends on art’ designers were location on the body, and beginning to fade out, the clothing I wear it with. Shopping Events were truly Rigged mesh moves with the beginning to kick off in SL. avatar’s body – kind of – but These Events were and are it can distort and billow and often themed, and provided bulge too, and that can clash a kind of ‘one stop shop’ for horribly with the sculpt kitting up on interesting, pieces, and how they move unusual, and exotic styling with the body. So what do pieces. In RL stylists will hit Stylists do nowadays, in the costume shops, flea Mesh Age, and especially if markets, vintage and
antique clothing stores in search of the talking pieces and items to lift a style from good to wow and unique. This is what these themed shopping events offered in an easily accessible way. I know I am not the first Stylist to find out about cool clothing creators through exploring these Events, then going back to their main store (or their Marketplace store) and having an exciting shopping spree. Events such as We Love Roleplay and Enchantment continue to offer amazing and inspirational clothing and pieces that fire my creative spirit. The Gacha revolution too helps this along.
and accessories used in fashion spreads and creative styling images, and adding interest to runway stylings. In the process it seems a new styling genre is being born, one I am playfully labeling â€˜haute roleplayâ€™.
In a time when so much in fashion aims to ape (sometimes obsessively) real life fashion, even to the extent of frank and blatant copies or near copies of real life designs, I find this a refreshing tonic. Second Life is a rich and vibrantly creative place, full of resourceful imaginative and out of the box thinking. Normal rules do not apply here, unless you choose to follow them, so why not a More and more I am fashion movement that seeing fantasy, role play, unashamedly celebrates and historical designs Second Life in all its
uniquely rich inspiration and vision? KM The preceding images have come about as a result of my asking for contributions from my Edge Models and Stylists and Eva models, to make their own haute roleplay stylings. My thanks to Gin Rayna (who also designed her amazing outfit), Jaily Bailey, Dakota Lavarock, Resmay Bloodstorm, Mecca Medina-Lavendel and Paradox Messmer for their wonderful work. Stylecard details are included below so you can see how inspired they were. Gin Rayna (GinPhx) Dress-RAPTURE custom made for this article Headpiece-RAPTURE custom made for this article Jewelry-Dead Dollz Italian Widow gacha Tattoo-RAPTURE custom made for this article Jaily Bailey Issy MesH Dress -AZULNora Skirt - -AZULDejavu Bow - Virtual D!va Eau de Boudoir Couture - upper skirt (edited) and single rose removed from skirt and edited for chest - Boudoir Gyaru Heels - Violent Seduction "Love" - Cat's eye - ""D!va"" Sun Umbra Floreo set - Chop Zuey Marie Antoinette cupcake (created by Jaily) Dakota Lavarock Fantasy Fountain mesh outfit by IrrISIStible Hair Leaves by Cheveux Flidas Headpiece 1 ~Tantalum~ Libelula – Necklace : Bliensen + MaiTai Butterfly Bracelets: !Musa! Asha Gemchange Dragonfly Earrings Gold: Zuri RaynaVerelis Dragonfly Hair gift worn on hand:
Enfant Terrible Butterflies: Fat Bosk Gorean Market Mesh Falcon: EMMEPOSE: Tribe* FullFace tattoo for Lelutka Heads: Slackgirl Resmay Bloodstorm-Coba (meishagirl) White Flower Dress by Boudoir Arm, Leg & Shoulder Butterfly - Purple Naerose by Angelwing + Sun Halo + Gold by Aii - The Ugly and Beautiful Hair - Kay in Emerald - PurpleMoon Daisy Flowers & Ribbon Shoes - Caverna Obscura Fantasy Muse earrings and tiara - F I N E S MITH Spider Web Headress - Love Saw-Whet Owl - CKit Falconry Misty Fantasy Skin Green - Pink Pearl Designs Mecca Medina-Lavendel (apocketfullofbutterflies) Hair Antionette - !go! Belle Epoque La Comtesse Dress - !go! Emmanuel Crown - Azoury Jezebel Necklace - Eudora 3D Hera Heels Shoes – Modern Couture Paradox Messmer Hair: Grappa Cellini by LoQ Mask: Dream Mask by E.V.E Studio Collar: Naud by PEQE Shoulder Dragon: Dragon HalfbreedsDragon Familiar by CURELESS Gloves: Metallic Long Nail Gloves by Gabriel Wings: Tsukuyomi Shoulder from Tsukuyomi outfit by BareRose Coat; Wild Fur Coat by !gO! Pants: Kung fu pants by JOMO Shoes: The Messenger Sandals by Bliensen + MaiTai
EDGE JUNE STYLIST: EURIDICE QORK
EDGE JUNE STYLIST: WICCA MERLIN
Outfit (Incl necklace): Salt & Pepper (S&P) – “Like a Prayer” (Maitreya, Gacha) @ ROMP Boots: BAX – “Regency Boots” (Maitreya) Bra & Stockings: Blacklace – “Vivian” (Omega Applier) Gloves: L’Emporio – “Lace Gloves” (Maitreya Applier) Claws: MEVA – “Bento Claw” (Maitreya) Makeup: Slackgirl – “RoseGem Shadow” (Omega Applier) Lipstick: je suis… – “LeLutka Lips no. 005[greys]” (LeLutka Applier)
Poses: Poseidon Set: 22769 – “Abandoned Asylum” (Gacha) & RO – “Spook Show” (Gacha) Basics: Head: LeLutka – “Simone 2.7” Body: Maitreya – “Lara V4.1” Eyes: IKON – “Hope Eyes” Shape: Selfmade Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin
EDGE JUNE STYLIST: CAESAR LANGAR
Tattoo: White Widow – Demolition (@ Black Fashion Fair) Pants and belt: FashionNatic – Elliot Rings: RealEvil Industries – Biker Rings Lower Piercings: Punch – Sixty-Four Pelvis Piercing Nipple Piercing: Body Fluid – Blayde Mask: Azouri – Ingenu Claws: Gorgeous Dolls – Swag So Suave Shoulder Pet: Aii The Ugly and Beautiful – Silver Shoulder Wirm
EDGE JUNE STYLIST: RUBY ORNAMENTAL
Stylist & Photographer: Ruby Ornamental At The Darkness Event Carla BodySuit By Gizza
At SWANK: Poses – VD Pinup Sit Poses (Pic 2) Other Items By Tableau Vivant – Wrap Up Hair By Gizza – Tight boots (Blade Body Set) By Modern Couture – Dita Black By Formanails – CIRI for Maitreya
EDGE JUNE STYLIST: TISZO CIOC
FASHION PHOTO ESSAY: EARLY SUMMER FASHION
PHOTOGRAPHY & STYLINGS: FALBALA FAIREY
FASHION PHOTO ESSAY:
SUMMER ABSTRACT FASHION
PHOTOGRAPHY & STYLINGS: PARADOX MESSMER
RISTORANTE IVANNA This free self service restaurant is part of Kultivate Art Galler restaurant. **The restaurant is not a role-play restaurant wh restaurant where you can bring your date or loved one for a
ry and is in the style of a romantic Italian here you have to pay to be served. It is a FREE quiet and romantic setting. **
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This issue features Slatan Dryke, La Vie Sim, Flashback/Flashfoward, Haute RP Couture, photo essays by Amy Beebe, Illyra Chardin, Falbala Fa...
Published on Jun 4, 2017
This issue features Slatan Dryke, La Vie Sim, Flashback/Flashfoward, Haute RP Couture, photo essays by Amy Beebe, Illyra Chardin, Falbala Fa...