If you ever spent any time in the temples of art in Second Life, you will have come across the work of Nyx Breen. Based in Massachusetts, he has a long career as a real-world fine art photographer, and in virtual, a list of winning entries as long as your arm, in particular at the UWA, the virtual campus of the University of Western Australia.
After more than a decade of nurturing and rewarding digital art and artists, the UWA powered down in Second Life back in 2020. I thought the place was gone forever, but the great JayJay 'Zifanwe' Jegathesan tells me that the original UWA sim persists there, along with Nyx's Moreton Bay Fig. I asked JayJay about his friend and collaborator.
Speaking of dimensions, Nyx has brought his art to Opensim with a new home on Alternate Metaverse grid, and his latest region is Aedifex.
Thirza Ember: that's a nice compliment to Cat and Cliff.
Forms that hint at the spherical dance in swarms like striated starlings, miraculously missing each other Aine's ubiquitous danceball reminds us that immortality can be achieved, in virtual. Worlds Collide with the big blue conglomeration and all the little planetoids, similar but each uniquely placed with its own point of view, could almost be a metaphor for the contrasting styles of opensim and SL. And yet, when you approach that great big blue, and get inside it, you find yet another installation, Haze Storm
Nyx Breen: I create in both. RL pays the bills and is a great life which I love.