"Sabrinaa Nightfire started on the most transformational of journeys today when she left both SL and RL after a difficult illness."
We all leave traces behind and on Sunday 6th March Sabrinaa left RL but as you can see from what follows she left a great many traces behind in SL, in RL and on the web. Her art, her friendships and the many people she touched in her 3 years in SL are her living memorial.
UWA is proud to have in its growing collection several of her works - she entered the UWA 3D Art & Design Challenge first in November 2009 and her last entry was in the December round of the UWA 3DOpen Art Challenge
Sabrinaa's December 2010 entry at UWA: Stage 4. (Poseball has an angry animation)
UWA November 2010 entry:
Sabrinaa's artist biography on Pirats site and a video of one of the many exhibitions Sabrinaa took part in - this one at Pirats in February of 2010 - Sabrinaa's flowers outside add a colourful accent to the white spaces. (provided by Newbab Zsigmond):
FreeWee Ling curator of the UWA 3D Open Art Challenge:
I knew Sabrinaa as a tirelessly enthusiastic friend of virtual art and a wonderful collaborator. She was always generous with her time, her talent, and her praise of others. When she liked someone, she'd do everything she could to support them. She did that with me and I saw her do that with others. I owe her a lot.
quadrapop Lane curator of the UWA 3D Art & Design Challenge:
I remember how excited I was when Sabrinaa asked me to contribute to the Future of Erato exhibition, she was helpful and encouraging. And then later to be involved in the one texture show seeing her handle seemingly with ease the difficulties of getting so many artists to work together. She again showed much enthusiasm when she was involved in the Cearleon Avatar Identity show. Her total involvement in the artistic process was at all times evident, such passion will be sorely missed.
Below are two of the now poignant pieces she entered in the July 2010 round of the UWA 3d Art & Design Challenge:
Wings of Hope, by Sabrinaa Nightfire
View from my Bedroom, by Sabrinaa Nightfire
The first pieces she entered in November 2009, Steam Powered Computer, and a bunch of her colourful flowers
Her entries in May 2010 are more characteristic of the colourful flower sculptures she has become known for:
On Bryn Oh's blog Bryn mentions a dual world memorial service to be held, many friends and colleagues have left comments there.
Sabrinaa's aunt Lelanda Lee posted about her here which includes a picture by Sabrinaa of her avatar seated on Stage 4.
Please share your memories of Sabrinaa and any links to articles and blogs about her or her work in the comments.
Our sympathy and best wishes go out to her family and friends in both worlds.