“The metaverse is an unprecedented opportunity for people to connect, create, and share experiences together” – Dr. Philip Rosedale
Tap Quentin Awarded a Grant from Second Life Endowment for the Arts
Remember, in the Metaverse, I am known as Tap Quentin. A name I picked 16 years ago when I joined Second Life. At the time, the thought was you were to separate your real-life and second-life identities. That is no longer necessarily true.
My show at Sky Gallery: Second Life Endowments for the Arts. (SLEA) closes at the end of the month. The past two group shows I participated in at Sky Galleries were by invitation. Last month, I was led to apply for a grant to use a 1/4 region to explore and create another installation. SLEA granted me to use 128 meters x 128 meters of their digital space. (https://sleagrants.com/grants/current-grants/)
Being Male is a mixed-media Installation. I play with scale and perspective in this work, both a fascination. The surreal environment is an extension of my drawings and other works.
The new work will take the shape of passages, whether a maze, labyrinth or labyrinthine. I read that a maze is where you find yourself, and a labyrinth is where you go to know yourself.
As I was uploading the images used for the Being Male installation, I debated whether or not to share the images that include a penis. I decided to include one. I am not Mapplethorpe, but I chose not to censor my work.