Challenge Gallery 44: Wall
Botgirl posted a compelling blog post about her process for this week’s prompt. Do check it out here. I think the difficulty of pushing past the initial, cliched reaction we may have to a prompt is worth the work involved. Here’s a little of what she had to say:
. . . what keeps me coming back each week to the Single Frame Stories Challenge is the process of working through an initial knee-jerk metaphor to aspects of the underlying concept that were not immediately evident. For instance, the second image extended the idea of walls we hide behind, to spaces of safety that we peer beyond, where others can see us from a safe distance. And as climbable barriers we can step outside of. Not earth shatteringly profound, but an interesting expansion of my original view.
Some people take issue with being directed by an external prompt rather than one’s own inner calling. But the beauty of surrendering to an external prompt is the consistent opportunity to break out of our habitual framework and work on ideas we would not otherwise engage with. Works for me. I invite you to give the weekly challenge a try.
So, let’s see the artists who pushed through that initial cliche this week, and the stories they want to tell.
But before we do, the challenge prompt for next week is, “delayed.” Make of it what you will.
p.s. Today is the last day to view the Single Frame Stories exhibit at SL10B. More info here.
Challenge Gallery 44: Wall
“Whatever It Takes.After a year of paperwork, I’m finally going to be with the love of my life, whom I met in Second Life. It’s been a long, stressful, emotional road, but worth every step. :)” by Jewel~Appletor
by Masha Runya
“Wall at Night” by Sinjin Cooperstone
“I dance around the walls I have built for myself. The wall is there – I feel it. It may just be one sided, but the wall still keeps me out of reach.” by ElleCouerblanc
“psychological wall” by Pixi Late
“What’s on the other side?” by Cinnamon Ghostar
“The Walls Have Ears” by Serendipity Haven
“I want to break free” by Meandra
“The Fourth Wall” by Michelle Hyacinth
“Where did my 99 bottles of beer go?” by Crap Mariner
“Closing In” by Bear Silvershade
“A wall doesn’t need to be solid to be formidable.” by Derry McMahon
“The wall divides. Yet it shaped and brought us together” by Ferd Frederix
“Wall of Fear” by Aequitas
“Darn” by Skell Dagger
“Sticks and Stones – Breaking the Fourth Wall” by Michelle Hyacinth
“Building A Wall” by Dondo Dollinger, aka Billy
“Although we hide behind walls for a sense of safety, we are also continuously peering out beyond them. And sometimes we step outside.” by Botgirl Questi