Several weeks ago, I was invited to exhibit my work at the Chapter House Gallery, which is part of the stunning Monastery of St. Michael the Archangel. I had originally visited this build by Rimpoche Kiama several months ago and fell in love with the architecture and grounds. One area in particular, called Tree Cathedral by the monastics, is my favourite. So much so that I based one of my works on it. The work, titled Birch Meadow, is one of the 14 pieces in the ‘through my eyes’ exhibit.´
The exhibit, which includes 9 new pieces, opened on April 15th and continues until May 31st, 2011. A list of the art on exhibit is available at the gallery at Taliesin Shores sim.
About the Artist
The real life person behind the avatar known as Moriko Inshan has had a passion for nature, art and photography since early childhood. Nourished early on by Sunday nature hikes with her parents in the countryside near Prague, her love of the outdoors grew during her many years of exploring eastern Canada and the Atlantic coast of the northern United States.
A certified Master Gardener, her leisure time is divided between her real life garden, landscaping and the creation of sculpted flowers and art in Second Life.
Her love of nature filters through the lens of her camera and her graphics pen into her images, connecting her to her subject. Images are digitally post-processed, often utilizing hand-drawing and blending techniques on a Wacom tablet.
She currently lives happily near Frankfurt, Germany with her husband and longs for frequent visits from their two children.