Our very own iSkye Silverweb was recently featured as a Linden Endowment of the Arts (LEA) artist with her exhibition, "The colors of loss and healing." The moving tribute to her bird evoked emotions from many individuals who visited the build. For instance one visitor wrote in the guest book, "My home of 18 years. It doesn't even have to be a "being" to be deeply loved and lost. The home where I lived and raised my daughter, I lost in December. Roots feel torn out of the ground, cherished environs gone, only memories left. I miss it so." Another wrote, "To my mother AAA, you will always be my light, and to my sister BBB, I will never forget you. I love both of you so much. My soul has an unfillable hole since you've both left." Another tribute explained, "Dear Mom. There isn't a single day that passes that I don't still think of you. I miss you like crazy but at the same time I always feel your presence around me. Knowing that you were worried that I would be ok should anything ever happen to you I only have 2 things to say... Tell Dad I love and miss him and just know that I am fine, you raised me right so no need to worry."
As a collaborative project, another Ethnographian, Secret Rage produced the video. Please take a minute to watch what creative minds can do in this space and how they find comfort and healing in beautifully artistic ways in Second Life.