Visit here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA22/128/128/22
Visit their blog site for lots of info. events, video, and more here: http://funkyjunksl.weebly.com/
This immersive art sim was award to Carmsie Melodie, an Australian, as a Linden Endowment for the Arts Artist in Residence land grant which will run through June this year. I"ve been blogging about mine in the last post but I have to blog this one as it's soooo cool. 20 of us were awarded these full sims based on concepts proposed to LEA. Carmsie's concept is a whimsical virtual 3D recycle junkyard of sorts. The sim description states: "Funky Junk is a land where rust rules and recycling is taken to the extreme. There's tons of fun to be had but - be warned - beware of the plug hole in the lake! Enable sounds, music and click stuff! Enjoy :)" The profile says Carmsie is into 3D art, landscaping, building, and SL education and it all shows in this impressive build. There is so much to see.
The sim is a true joy to explore as long as you don't have some ocd about clutter, junk, and trash or used old things LOL. Really it's amazing. It will take me weeks to see every detail that I want to. I took some pictures of course. The main areas to teleport to include the marine, recycling, crabs, forest, sheep, birds, multiple houses, and diner, orchard, school, wreck, blah blah blah, junkpile, and info center. There is a main event area where I first dropped in on opening day for some live music and djs and information that there will be future events. There is even a Funky Junk Female avatar gift at the info. center along with a map. Even the main ground texture is unique.. all great. You have don't want to miss this one. The sim surround is ALL the way around and above.. for a very immersive feel and moving clouds across the sky.
I really enjoyed the music as it seemed fitting then I heard the streaming music say Funky Junk and had to ask Carmsie what kind of stream this was as it seemed so perfect for the sim, and Carmsie replied, " I collected suitable sounds/music with no copyright, all copyright free ... the funky junk one .. I added my rl voice morphed as a robot." Carmsie added robotty voices to some of the inhabitants here ... need to click them to hear.
Anyway.. be sure to visit this wild sim and click on everything. It's great! Enjoy : )
(The bottom picture above is their map you can pick up at the welcome center)