Guess who’s coming to dinner???

So not sure if I told you, but I have a mixed-reality installation/performance opening on May 5th in Los Angeles. I am planning a dinner party between guests in the physical art gallery and Second Life simultaneously. The gallery will be transformed into a 1920’s Parisian dining room with 70-100 avatar portraits on the walls in both worlds. We will be dressed to the nines in 1920’s fashion too. It is going to be so fun!!

I started an indiegogo site to help raise money for the show. You can check it out here, as well as get more info on what I am planning…  “And one man in his time plays many parts”

There are only 3 weeks left to reach my goal for the show!! I am so excited about this performance/installation. It is one of the most important things I have done and I believe it will help bring further legitimacy and even more significance to Second Life. Plus it will help bring “Gracie and the Real Girl” to the physical art world even more.

Please become a patron and support the show!!!

Thank you all so much for your continued support and friendship.

Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

To my guy friend,

Why do you keep asking me if I’m dating anyone? Of course I’m not. Who wants me? No one. I hear guys talking all the  time about physically beautiful women they meet and date. They have ‘trophy’ wives and girlfriends. I guess I should be happy I am not put on a pedestal like that. But sometimes I want to be. I want to be adored, wanted, loved by a guy. No one wants me. Have you seen me lately? I weight 240 pounds. I am huge. I am fat. I am tired of being unwanted. I have a great personality. I’m witty, intelligent, fun. I am beautiful on the inside, but not acceptably beautiful physically. Why won’t someone love me as I deserve to be  loved?

I blame a large part of my feelings about  myself and the idea of beauty on the media, society, ego, TV and  advertising. Physical beauty is pushed on people so much, there is absolutely no other alternative. Why is physical beauty so important? Even if I thought I was beautiful physically, what does that matter if no one else thinks so? Is there something innate in people to want to strive for youth and beauty in themselves and others? Of course people want to feel good  about themselves. But most people go far beyond that because they seek acceptance. Why? What if they don’t achieve it? Do they feel unfulfilled? Unhappy? unsuccessful? Why is physical beauty so important? Why is it so desirable? Why is fat so disgusting? Or  is it just me? am I projecting my own insecurities onto others Or am I looking at a reflection of myself?

Why?

Your friend Kris