My name is Mary and I am a Scaper. My cyber space alter-ego is DiamondGirrl, who wears shiney pretend diamonds the size of ice cubes. Like Indiana Jones, I've named myself after the dog. At past ScaperCons you've seen me with a suitcase full of event t-shirts. This year I had the pleasure of being the Art Show Coordinator.

DRD Attack

DRD Attack

"You Can Bead More"
"You Can Bead More"

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The Art Show

The invitation went out to all Scapers to show off their stuff. The talent and creativity on display was completly off the chart. It's a good thing that this was not a competition, because every entry was a winner. The variety of media used to express the FarScape theme was staggering. There were pencil drawings, oil painting, cartoon renderings, etched glass, beads and jewelry, a beaded diorama, counted cross stitch on Aida cloth, quilted fabric, soft sculpture, and computer art.

For those who were up to it, a traditional Checker Game variant, called DRD Attack, was set up for play. The magnetic playing pieces were the little yellow DRD figures from Toy Vault, with the opposing side painted red. The board was covered with Moya colored leather-look vinyl with circles cut out for the playing pieces to sit in. The stitched surface design gave it a very Uncharted Territories look.

The beaded diorama by Loki was titled, "You Can Bead More". The beaded figure at the computer table represented Loki herself, seated in front of her IMac, in her home studio. With no pants. It was also a study in perspective with her large fuzzy slippers in the forground, and the far wall shrinking back behind the figure.

The best thing about the Art Show was that all the viewers understood the visual references, without explanation. The display was a perfect example of Fine Art Meets Fine Fan-Art.

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