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Hylee Bekkers’ work in Second Life

Posted by Ethos Erlanger on April 8, 2009

As you walk along the paths in Shakers Park , you pass the work of Hylee Bekkers. Some of this work is the uniquely lush greenery and trees. Other items are kinetic sculptures.  Near the entry to the park is Strange World 2 (the real one):

Strange World 2 (the real one)

Strange World 2 (the real one)

In the pond you will see Water Juggling Machine v2.

Water Juggling Machine 2

Water Juggling Machine 2

Please come into Second Life and visit Shakers Park to experience it for yourself some time.

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Washington Monument in Second Life

Posted by Ethos Erlanger on April 7, 2009

Washington Monument at Shakers Park

Washington Monument at Shakers Park

I want this post to become the introduction to Hylee Bekkers. When I said I had built the Washington Monument, she quickly asked if I had a home for it.  Now it resides with pride at Shakers Park.  I will write more about this wonderful place in a separate post.  And there is so much to say about Hylee.

So, what’s the big deal with an obelisk?  I guess it is like Mount Everest and the climber who says: “…because it is there”.

There were a number of sizes of the Washington Monument that I built.  Each of the larger versions that were more than 10 meters tall presented their own challenges to the construction/assembly methods that I used.

Ethos in front of the Washington Monument

Ethos in front of the Washington Monument

At first I really wanted to do every little detail about the monument.  Some dimensions and even good photos are hard to find of the windows at the observation deck and the entry door at the base.

One thing that was easy to make was the aluminum top.  But it seemed as if no one in SL would even look that high up to check, so I did not do it on the first version of the monument that I set out at Shakers Park.  Then I got a call from a friend to say I had missed it, and I knew there were people out there who cared about the details as much as I did.  So… here is the aluminum tip:

Aluminum Tip on the top of the Washingtom Monument

Aluminum Tip on the top of the Washington Monument

Please come into Second Life and visit Shakers Park to experience it for yourself some time.

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Whimsy

Posted by Ethos Erlanger on April 7, 2009

Whimsy is a part of the humor we find and share in Second Life.

Here is one example of  my silliness:

Only in Second Life is it possible to have water run so clean and freely.  I hope all of us are aware of the limited supply of fresh drinking water in our terraverse.

Filling the Linden Ocean

Filling the Linden Ocean

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