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Will the real Kris and Gracie please stand up?

Yesterday I had an art talk at the Artropolis Art Community in Second Life. It was so great to be amongst all of my friends in second life and talk about my project. Thank you all so much for your unwaivering support.

When I started “The Gracie Kendal Project” on November 1st, I never could have imagined it would be where it is today.  And where is that you ask? Well if you missed the talk yesterday, right now, I have become, or am becoming a performance artist. WOW!! I started out a painter and evolved into a performance artist!! I LOVE it!!!

I have never felt so alive, so right, so real… than I have the past couple weeks planning this performance. I say performance, but it may not be that after all. I mean I am going to change roles, transform into my avatar, Gracie Kendal, but is that really correct? I mean, I am Gracie Kendal. I have never denied that. I have never role-played in Second Life to this extent. I have always said, Gracie is me and I am Gracie. Gracie is Kris and Kris is Gracie. Yes we have our differences. But doesn’t everyone have the angel on one shoulder and the devil on the other. Gracie is both of those to me, and more. She is my conscious, my best friend, my confidant, my sister. She knows all my inner secrets, loves, yearnings, desires… all my faults, my imperfections, everything. Gracie is someone who I strive to be. A more beautiful, free, independent, sassy, sexy, intelligent vision of myself. If that makes sense. I have said, that I have been lost. Kris has been lost. Gracie is my saviour. She is helping me get out of this shell I have been hidden under for many many years now. I am finding myself through her.

I wish I could say, I am free already. But I am not. I still have a long way to go to find my inner beauty. Someone asked me when the end of the project will be. I can’t give a date. This project is part of my MA Thesis which will culminate in May with a group show in the art gallery at the University, but I plan on taking it much farther than that. This is my life. This is my love. I have never felt so enlivened, so refreshed, so passionate about anything in my entire life. This is the most important thing I have done in my life.

I want to thank you all for joining me on this journey!! You guys Rock!!!

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