Quite a journey in creating Star Galaxy for the World becoming an immersive visual experiences. Started working with Julian who is part of the second coheart of the Design Science Studio with me in November. We had fun playing with the idea and he started to cut out the storytellers and making them move. We realized we could create and environment in Topia when Nicolas Alcala told me “I had so much art and story that I should do something in Topia” . He was right and we have had a lot of fun creating this. Julian joined me in administration on the site before Dale and I went to Mexico.
It was very exciting to paint the assets for the project and the background for it in Mexico. The combination of the sun, people’s energy and our happy spirits made it perfect. I worked what seemed like day and night to get it materialized and talked to Julian every day in collaboration. Dale was amazing in helping research the animals and birds and environment with his photography and assisting me in so many technical challenges. To my surprise when getting to the beach in Los Ayalas my memory was jarred as realized here in Mexico I wrote and created a lot of the Angels for the Miracle Galaxy Story in 2007 a story of healing which I did when recovering from cancer. It is this story and the survival techniques learned to initiate transformation that become the inspiration for Star Galaxy or the World. When I saw this story *Miracle Galaxy* performed in Japan I knew the story should not only be for self healing but for World healing and it became Star Galaxy for the World. (There is a link in Star Galaxy in the World Topia to the performance in Japan of Miracle Galaxy with the beautiful costumes created by the famous designer Ruu Ruu.)_
So here I was on a beach with all the Angels around – on a Peace Island, lava rocks, jungle nearby and with the pelicans and frigates flying around. The environment made the Star Galaxy and the Storytellers became so alive and made the painting easy.
After the assets were painted the assets were placed in the land and links made to show people internationally who are doing work to show love and protection for the planet. One such group is I Made group in Bali who will perform Star Galaxy for the world in 2023 with the children. We show a video of there recent performance in Dubai. Another project highlighted is the Banner for Humanity and all Life done with 30 artists paintings and shown in Pecha Kuchas in the world. Another a woman in Japan who has done a quilt after the earthquake there with kimona scraps recovered from kimona shops and got 65 countries involved. Many projects who are working on planetary cooperation are shown which make the Topia world become alive and active for everyone.
Julian continusto take the Storytellers further with his 3D skills and animation for a site called New Art City . He is posting some of these for soft launch at Making the Invisible Visible. It is just the beginning and we will develop this further. He will have a 3-D and animation for mid April.
Hope you can join us for the soft launch and if not come up on Topia on another day https://www.topia.io/stargalaxyfortheworld and I will meet you there and show your around.
Best on a PC … or I can show you on zoom.
Thanks to so many people who have helped in many ways in this creation,
I send my love