Think for a minute about what makes you fabulous and how you can celebrate it.”
– Laura Mercier
What started out as a set of 100 portraits to help illustrate the idea of online anonymity, has turned into a documentation of Second Life avatars at a challenging time of our virtual history.
The portraits record a moment in the lives of more than a thousand people who are, to me, fearless. These people have put themselves out there into the brave new world of virtual environments as explorers – explorers searching for anything and everything. They are amazing, creative, soulful people who I am so honored to have in my project.
I have collected these portraits into two printed books. This is Volume 1 which was released on May 31st, 2011.
Dedicated to my dear friend, the late Delinda Dryssen, “1000 Avatars” is a fine art book by Kristine Schomaker, aka Gracie Kendal.