Thursday, November 26, 2009

Venetia Landing in Winterfell

Miss Traci Yiyuan sent word that she had new works in her galleries at Venetia Landing, in Winterfell Reverie, so I decided that a return visit was long overdue.

The elegant building below is the Nether Seas Maritime Center, with four floors of art, views of Winterfell, and a few private nooks suitable for ditching one's chaperone and canoodling with a sweetheart, should one have a sweetheart, of course.

Inside, one finds nautical-themed glassworks, such as the tentacled creature below, as well as portraits of individuals known in the Steamlands. The portrait on the left below is none other than Lord Primbroke, Mr. Edward Pearse, looking very Wellington in his military uniform. To his right should be a portrait of Guvnah Shang, but the picture was, alas, out for cleaning during my visit. Upstairs, one will find several maps of the area.

The Art Gallery contains pictures by Miss Yiyuan, as well as Celtic-inspired wall hangings and furniture by her partner, M. Midnyte DeCuir.

The Venetia Glassworks displays Miss Yiyuan's latest glass art, and has a bench for a well-needed rest while one contemplates the works. The current exhibit is entitled "Water," and it runs through Christmas. The brochure says: "Interpret the flow and beauty of water and the life it contains. Capture that flow in a glass-like structure. Make it glow like a heart in love."

Finally, the Castello D'Venetia has additional artwork of a more, um, personal nature. Curves. I like to think of it as curves, and curves are good.


HeadBurro Antfarm said...

I like the last shot - HBA said there wasn't enough fur and Dr Beck began listing the muscle groups and bones under the skin. Sigh, sometimes I dispair!

Rhianon Jameson said...

I try to keep this Journal family-friendly - and no, not the Manson Family - but every once in a while someone actually understands the concept of "erotic" as distinct from "pr0nographic," and I like to encourage that sort of thing. :)

I'm not so sure about Dr. Beck's claimed reaction, however. He seemed to study more than the muscle groups and bones of Sister Sweetcheeks.