Fuschia Nightfire


Fuschia Nightfire

Nina Camplin a.k.a Fuschia Nightfire


Fuschia Nightfire (known in real life as Nina Camplin) is a mural artist specialising in trompe l'oeil. She is interested in challenging the viewer's perception of space and creating illusions of faked realities. Living in Dorset on the South Coast of the UK, many of her real life paintings feature the sea and the nearby heathland. Fuschia is using Second Life as an alternative medium for creating art and exploring ways of making illusions of false realities in a virtual world.

Fuschia's statement about her exhibit:

Star Journey ~ House of the Grand Plan
"I Become"

Whilst looking at ideas for the House of the Grand Plan, I was keeping in mind that the gallery was divided into 4 different levels that were very separate from each other, so I wanted this to have a bearing the work I showed within it. I decided that the final installation had to incorporate a 'Grand Plan' and involve 4 levels of 'becoming.' The final result of this installation represents the 4 levels of being: mineral, plant, animal, human.

Level 1: Mineral

Represented by the rocks, stones and pebbles. My painting entitled 'A piece of beach' was an exercise in photorealistic painting, which I brought into second life and converted into a 3D version.

 
Level 2: Plant

Organic life forms begin to appear around the rocks, also showing some of my SL photography of plant life

 
Level 3: Animal

The plant life has attracted animals.

Level 4: Human

Adam & Eve by the tree, symbolic of the beginning of human existence. In the images I have chosen to show here, are shown the most modern representations of humans in the shape of avatars, showing the evolution of mankind.

More about the Artist:


In 2010 she started making video/machinima on SL:
http://www.youtube.com/user/ninacamplin
 
Or you can see her RL work by visiting her website at:
http://www.ninacamplin.co.uk
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SL competitions and awards:

MachinimUWA IV: Art of the Artists - December 2011
3rd prize
'Art of the Artists'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2Nj5ivMTX8
UWA 3D OPEN ART CHALLENGE (OVERALL)
7th Prize : NOT EVERYTHING IS PLAIN BLACK & WHITE

'Close to Nature' November 2011
run by Asmita Duranjaya
1st prize for 'Life Cycles'

UTSA Artspace Machinima Awards September 2011
1st Prize for my Snow Crash entry
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLFqmUStADI
'Urban' Contest August 2011
run by Asmita Duranjaya
1st Prize for 'Urban Nights'

UWA 3D OPEN ART CHALLENGE July 2011
2nd Prize (JOINT) :
Pirats Prize:
Tornado Gallery:
People's Choice Award, 1st Prize:
'Not Everything Is Plain Black & White' zebra installation

MachinimUWA III: Journeys - May 2011
Open This End Emerging Artist Award
'Take The Road Less Travelled'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yz0skUCeRhI
UWA 3D OPEN ART CHALLENGE April 2011
Pirats Prize:
CARP Prize:
'Swallowed Up By The Crowd' installation

'My Place In Space' Contest August 2010
run by Asmita Duranjaya
1st Prize for 'Pink Pad'

UWA 3D OPEN ART CHALLENGE March 2010
1st Prize:
'Heath' installation by Flivelwitz Alsop & Fuschia Nightfire

Virtual Graffiti Contest July 2009
Avalon Art District
1st prize for 'Wannabe Banksy'

Hothouse Flowers Awards April 2009
1st Prize in Painting Category
'Cat Amongst the Daisies

Noobs on Parade Contest March 2009
Avalon Art District
1st prize for ' Origin of the Species'

 

Nina Camplin
Mobile: 07947 044013
Email: ninagrafix@aol.com
Website: www.ninacamplin.co.uk