I have been in Second Life since 2009, working under the pseudonym of Tizzy Canucci. My main artform as a digital artist is video – machinima, as videos in games worlds are called.
All of them can be found on Vimeo. I have had works selected for showing at Supernova Digital Animation Festival in Denver three years running now, and this is the latest.
I am fascinated by the interplay of creativity in Second Life. I am also very interested in how people use space as a social and creative environment. This reflects my background as a sociologist, modelmaker and photographer. The interview covers my background in photography, writing and modelmaking, and how I moved into video work and making machinima, as Tizzy Canucci. (Direct link).
This is the most recent extension of my practice.
I am particularly interested in turning images of my virtual world video work into paper and ink, a returning of the digital to the tangible and tactile. Each stage adds a new layer of artifacts that in combination produce a unique and unusual appearance.
Another strand of printmaking is working with some of the many photographs I have accumulated over the years, which reflects my love of landscape.
My own photography of landscape and food was essential to the books I published – see more on the Food Writer page. This resource has been lying unused for some time, since I started working in other areas. However, I have now started using them in printmaking.