Second Life Endowment of the Arts Sky Galleries presents Zia Branner. Zia is a Real Life painter who generously shares her artwork with all of Second Life. She has a gallery and store in The Elven Falls Art Collective, among many of Second Life’s most talented creators and artists.
Zia is a gifted, warm soul reflected in her artwork. Her art appealed to me personally because of the colors and flow. Zia has a flair for making a scene from what she has viewed, turning it into a fantasy. She has an eye for turning something like a simple seashell into something dreamy and alive.
It is my pleasure to have her at the Sky Galleries, where she made a beautiful gallery that includes a hunt. If you have not been, we invite you to stroll through her little walkway to enjoy the art and find the gifts.
Zia’s exhibit is called “UKIYO”. UKIYO is a Japanese word. In its modern usage, the term is used to refer to a state of mind emphasizing living in the moment, detached from the difficulties of life.
Zia’s style is Abstract and Abstracted Land and Seascapes.
“The quote ‘Art is rebellion against the finiteness of life’ fits me perfectly.I recognize that rebelliousness in the fact that everything is transient, and in that sense painting is a kind of clinging to life. Like most people, I regularly think about all kinds of life issues. I collect special words from all kinds of languages about this. They inspire me for a painting.
It also works the other way around: sometimes I paint on intuition and sometimes I have to paint because a scene or idea is constantly in my head. Then I find a word that fits.
I get inspiration from everywhere: from nature, from structures, in museums and from other painters from the past and present. I prefer to paint abstract and abstract landscapes and seascapes. With an occasional trip to figurative work. When choosing color and when making the composition, I mainly work on my feelings.
Painting is also a way for me to deal with the everydayness of existence. To literally and figuratively add color to the day. Something we can all use.
If a work of mine gives color to someone else’s life, I consider that a great compliment.”
Zia is currently showing at these locations :
SLEA Skye Galleries
Elven Falls – Zia’s art and store second on the right from this landing point