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Location: ::Metamorfaces:: By Artistik Oluja – Round9 at LEA10

::About Metamorfaces::
One morning, I woke up to troubled dreams, and realized, I was in a state  of metamorphosis. Like a spider trapped under skin, paralysis slowly crawled across my face, suffocating the sensation in my lips, then taking away my ability to taste, swallow, or speak normally. For the following months the distortion continued; I couldn’t smile, frown, laugh or cry, and had become hyper-sensitive to sound.
At night, I would tape down my eyelid to sleep, and think about how to accept my new face, my new mask. I had to learn to express myself despite my lack of facial expression. I had to learn to be me, transformed.
(…In the meantime, I was quietly wandering SL’s landscapes, exploring and observing the loss of prims in SL, a transformation that resonated with me, as more and more prims faded away, and the grid’s face also went through a phase of distortion as it was gradually injected with more and more Mesh.)
My face was a Bonsai tree, raw and torn out of place; submitting to doctors, to technology.  Organic roots shifted, branches pierced with wire, twigs tamed, leaves refined.
6 months of drugs, electric therapy, and facial exercises later, I began to heal.
Now, almost two years since I woke up on that Kafkaesque morning, I present Metamorfaces as a metaphor of my story, my journey of transformation. It made me realize, more than ever, that I am a process of constant flux, learning.
Thank you for taking a walk through my reflection.

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 Body: Maitreya – Lara
Skin:  7 Deadly s{K}ins – Shen v2 Marshmellow cleavage @ Makeover Room Event
Skin Appliers
7 Deadly s{K}ins – Slink hand&feet  appliers Marshmellow
7 Deadly s{K}ins – Maitreya app – Marshmellow
Hand/feet: Slink
Eyes: IKON – Sovereign Eyes – Apex
Hair: Pelle – Maya (black) @ Designer Circle Rd115 (ends Oct 17th)
Nailpolish: -{ZOZ}- Bow Tie Fall – White (slink) Hud @ Cosmopolitan (ends Oct 11th)
Dress: [FLRN] – Alicia Dress Blue @ Color Me Project Rd17orange & blue (Oct 1oth-19th)
jewelry: IT! – Hathor Set 3
Shoes: alaskametro<3 – Sutra II patent heels in Powder/Sky blue (Fits Slink high/TMP Ouch/Maitreya/Belleza) @ Marketplace
Pose: Icon of Styles (IOS) – Rasha @ Designer Circle Rd115 (ends Oct 17th)