Mystery on Designing Worlds

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

A visit to the New Babbage burlesque show takes a surprising turn into a mystery which leads Saffia & Elrik on a search for clues.

The Luminous Lens: Photo Abstractions by PJ Trenton on Calameo

Saturday, April 17, 2010

I am pleased to announce the availability of the exhibit catalogue for my most recent show entitled the Luminous Lens: Photo Abstractions by PJ Trenton. The exhibit has completed its run at the Tricia Aferdita Gallery but is now on view at the Treet TV sim in front of the Designing Worlds Studio.

The catalogue, written by Miss Rowan Derryth with a foreword by Tricia Aferdita can now be viewed online at Calameo.

Simply go to in order to read the catalogue.

My sincere thanks once again to both Tricia and Rowan for making both the exhibition and this wonderful catalogue available. Thanks also to Miss Ceejay Writer for work on the catalogue and Miss Saffia Widdershins for her support and assistance in this endeavor.

Points of Interest ~ Nemo

Monday, April 12, 2010

Another highly recommended destination on your Second Life travels has to be the gorgeously textured underwater steampunk "city" at Nemo. Built by Sextan Shepherd, the attention to detail is amazing!

NEMO is a world inspired by the works of Jules Verne, including "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" and "The Mysterious Island." Inside the submarine city, you will discover Captain Nemo's workshop, complete with mechanical sea animals, Nikola Tesla's electricity-filled room, and the Jules Verne salon.

I have a set of images from Nemo that you can view in Flickr.

I strongly encourage you to visit Nemo in world at secondlife://FRANCE3D%20Futuna/91/148/21.

Ekphrasis by Rowan Derryth

Friday, April 9, 2010

One of the great new additions to the Prim Perfect blog is a regular column by Miss Rowan Derryth entitled Ekphrasis. According to Rowan, this column is intended to "be a series of profiles of various SL artists..."

What is good art in SL? In the words of Miss Derryth, " isn't just rezzed, but resonates..." and " doesn't just resonate, but it is rezzed." For more details, read her introductory posting at

These are impressive interviews with some of the most well-known and creative artists in the metaverse. To date, Rowan has featured Ragamuffin Kipps, Chrome Underwood, Glyph Graves, Gracie Kendal, and yours truly.

Each of these columns are incredibly well written and a fascinating look into the lives of some extremely talented and creative individuals.

Primgraph Issue 11 Now on Newstands

Primgraph Issue No. 11 featuring pirates is now on newstands. Yet another fabulous issue of Second Life's premier magazine featuring historical and steampunk sims.

Avast there, me hearties and join us on a fearsome voyage as we take to the seas in quest of the secret treasure that’s this issue of the Primgraph — where we’ll hoist the main sail and set our course for regions where we’ll be encountering… pirates!

Each issue also features a new episode of the epic web comic, The Quest for the Golden Prim ( Don't miss this fascinating tale of adventure featuring a number of different people on our international cast!

Primgraph is available online by visiting

I was fortunate enough to contribute a number of photographs for this issue, in addition to the Quest for the Golden Prim which I photograph and design.

Check out this fabulous issue!

Points of Interest ~ Cetus

While I have a long history in Second Life with the Cetus sim, it had been quite a long time since I had last visited. Of course, Cetus was a far different place when I rented gallery space there. At that time, it was based on the gallery district in (I believe) Portland, Oregon. Filled with renovated warehouses converted to gallery and residential spaces, modern builds and great outdoor spaces, there was a great sense of community among the inhabitants, artists and gallery owners. It was also the place where I met most of my closest friends in SL.

That iteration of Cetus eventually closed and disbanded before being completely reborn by DB Bailey, RL architect David Denton ( While DB Bailey was a name I was familiar with, I had not had the pleasure of meeting him until we appeared together on Tonight Live with Paisley Beebe.

DB gave me a sim tour after the show when I shot this set of images accessible on Flickr.

Luminous Lens Exhibition Catalogue

Saturday, April 3, 2010

The works you see in this exhibit are the culmination of my passion for photography and desire to create and share my artistic vision with those around me. More importantly, my work would mean little without the support, encouragement and validation of the great people I am proud to call my friends. A very heartfelt thanks to one in particular, Tricia Aferdita, who not only encouraged me to finish this exhibit but provided an incredible venue in which to feature it. Tricia’s enthusiasm for and support of my work means so much. She is a tireless supporter and promoter of the arts and is an inspiration to those who are fortunate enough to know and work with her. She is also a fabulous artist in her own right.

This catalogue would certainly not have been possible without the enthusiasm, creativity, and eloquence of Rowan Derryth. Her appreciation of this collection of works and the excitement with which she talked of the need for an exhibition catalogue are why you read these words today. Through an extremely interesting experiment (see Ekphrasis: PJ Trenton on the Prim Perfect blog ~, these works now have a much deeper meaning and their own stories as a result of Rowan’s eloquent keystrokes.

I would also like to take the opportunity to thank intrepid publisher extra-ordinaire, Saffia Widdershins for her support of this exhibit and catalogue and for exposing me to the artistic and photographic potential of the wide world of Second Life.

A complimentary copy of the exhibit catalogue is available from a kiosk at Exposure Art Gallery ( Purchase the Thinc book for $0L and either wear it or rezz it to read (I recommend rezzing it).