The piece below is called City. Miso said it is not usually displayed in world so I was grateful she allowed me to see it. It consists of layers of colorful moving images inside a space made up of changing black and white images of California. There is a cacophony of sound that at first is interesting but fairly quickly gets disturbing.
I felt like a city was surrounding me and swallowing me whole as I sat inside the space. As a New Yorker, it sort of made me feel the way I do when I am in a crowd and can't get away fast enough.I honestly have no idea if that feeling is what Miso intended, but that is how I experienced City. It is intense and compelling.
I absolutely loved the prim woman in a red kimono called "Lady with a Fan." There is something lovely and simple about this statue, which I believe is created entirely from tortured prims. Miso said a lot of people want copies of "Lady with a Fan" and I resisted the urge to ask where I could buy her since it seemed this lovely Lady is quite limited in number.
The floral piece below caught my eye and I played with windlight to see how it looked against different colors. I liked it best against a simple background but it changed dramatically when I played with the sky.
This is an angel which Miso said is placed in many houses of worship across the SL Grid. Much of Miso's work has religious themes, including several that challenge the Church. When she showed me those pieces I was so busy chatting I neglected to take pictures, sadly. Miso said she might have an exhibit of her work inspired by religion and if she does I will be the first one in the sim. Her thought provoking take on organized religion challenges basic ideas, and I very much look forward to seeing that exhibit when it occurs.
Visit Miso's Garden, which she describes as a refuge from LA.
Her work is also exhibited at the University of Western Australia