Ran across this on Andrew Sullivan’s blog, where he had it intriguingly titled as “Mental Health Break.”

I found this very affecting; the creativity and dedication displayed here are humbling. A preview: Robbie Dingo, an alias for a resident of Second Life was a fan of Vincent Van Gogh’s famous “Starry Night” painting, and decided to do a homage to it in 3-D using the Second Life world-building tools. Watching the video, the process is speeded up; you see all the CAD architecture, lighting/shading, texture mapping, etc. tools employed to make that vision a reality, all set to Don McLean’s touching song.

I often say when I run across something that stands out, that shows that the creator was after something more than just satisfying a client or chasing a buck, that “Someone loved that [fill in the blank].” That love shows through here, and I encourage you to take a few minutes out of the day, lean back in the chair and just experience this. Also, the higher-res version is available here, if you have the bandwidth.

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