I dreamed I went to Shopping Cart Heaven and woke up in Utopia03 – another of the five World Expo islands. This island is an art installation by Bryn Oh and is called no colour. Similar to the other installations in the series – that name is at once extremely fitting and extremely ironic. The android dreams of the shopping carts are of metamorphosis into the natural and so – with time shifts – the sim comes alive with lysergic-laced dreams of color as the shopping carts morph into fantastical plants and trees. Alas, their dreams are short and they wake up again to their colorless existence. However, I think there is more beauty in their natural state of detritic decay than in their exuberantly colorful fantasies.
The sim’s monotonal color scheme is a perfect setting for the limited tones in the top and skirt I wore – and the tribal stamp print fabric is echoed in the terrain textures. Both the top and skirt are from Lelutka – though not produced as a set. The construction of the top is amazing. For example, the main bodice color is achieved by layering the printed texture sculpt with a sheer blue sculpt over it – giving the color depth and luster that is only achieved through the interplay of two separate textures. The details such as the skirt belt and rivets are also extremely well made and add stunning elements of design and precision.
I chose J’s Gladiator Sandals. While the top is very modern, its draping on the shoulder and bodice is reminiscent of ancient Grec0-Roman clothing and I liked the shoes paying tribute to that inspiration.
The jewelry is as modern as androids – a very recent release from Baiastice paired with cuff bracelets from Armidi and =plus.
Hair from fri.day and skin from PXL Creations complete the look. The eye makeup is very dramatic and modern – and will be released very soon. I took a lot of photos at the sim – fascinated by the sculpture. The entire set is here on Flickr. Shooting was a nightmare at first while I would wait and wait for the metamorphosis back to carts until I looked at artist Bryn Oh’s profile and discovered the helpful instructions that by simply typing vendor or trees in the chat line, I could control the metamorphosis. I wish I had discovered that much much earlier.
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- Poses: Bahavior Body Static Poses
- Skin: PXL Candy Eclectic
- Eyes: Poetic Colors Night Forest Medium
- Lashes: Lelutka Diva Prim Lashes
- Hair: fri.day CArrie
- Top: Lelutka Lotta top
- Skirt Lelutka Devon Mini
- Shoes: J’s Gladiator Sandals
- Jewelry: Baiastice Ishtar Gold Set R, +_plus Wide Bangle and Armidi Snakeskin Bangle
- Utopia03 Bryn Oh – no colour World Expo