The picture with the huge rectangle is an idea we came up with if Betty didn’t like the forest. It will be a floating art gallery surrounded by crazy Betty style colors. I added an additional picture above so you could get an idea about the colors were talking about..
These are the pictures that go with the catalog essay. They go in order. The first is a picture of Betty Tureaud’s avatar. The other two are demonstrations of her work!
Artist: Betty Turead
Curatorial Team: Mike McHenry, Carlos Grimaldo, and Alec Daniel
For many years there has been a great debate as to what people consider art. Many people believe that art is something drawn, painted or sculpted then put inside a museum. What if we told you that 3D designs in a virtual world could also be considered art as well. After talking to Betty Tureaud and hearing her story, we can tell you that art is anything that you use to express yourself.
Betty Tureaud is an artist of the modern age; she puts down the paint brush and canvas in order to experience art on a different level. Tureaud uses Second life as her canvas and a simple swipe and click of the mouse is her brush. In today’s modern age college student are tethered to their computers or smart devices, so it’s no surprise to see that Tereaud’s work had an appealing quality to the cultural team.
About Betty Tureaud
Betty Tureaud is a 3D artist born in Denmark. Betty went to various art schools while growing up and realized her love and talent for 3D art. Betty began using Second Life because it was a free program and it allowed her to show off her work to the world. Betty also enjoys painting with acrylics on a canvass but admits that her true love is with Second Life. Betty is one of those people that uses their art to express who they really are.
“Art is an expression from me to you.” –Betty Tureaud
About Betty Tureaud’s Oeuvre
Betty Tureaud’s work has been described as “dreamscapes” before and it is a very fitting title. Her pieces are very ethereal and evoke the same kind of feelings that are associated with dreams. She has even said that she is actually trying to make dreams and they are a huge inspiration for her. Dreams, however, aren’t her only inspiration. Her piece “9 Steps to Heaven” is sort of her own take on the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey. Betty does an amazing job of taking different aspects of real life and weaving them together to create wonderful dream-like experiences on Second LIfe
About Betty Tureaud/Forming Culture Project
Betty was willing enough to be interviewed but what is the purpose in doing so? What can be gained? Aside from checking off ‘meeting an actual artist’ off my bucket list, the interview with Tureaud gave us an insight of what motivated her to begin her artistic career, what were her motivations and her reasons for doing what she does. Tureaud primarily uses Second life because it is free, but step back and realize that Second life is a new modern age form of expression and Tureaud is encouraging a new era of artistic ability. Only though interviewing Tuereaud and seeing her work her virtual world would someone be able to appreciate her work