Style, Photography: Perry Proudhon
More pictures, review and credits after the jump!
I didn’t realize the long history of artificial hearts until I did a bit of research for this post. I had recently learned, for instance, that Paul Winchell (ventriloquist and the voice of Tigger on those old Disney cartoons) had designed and patented one of the ventricles used in one of the early artificial hearts. He donated the patent to the Utah artificial organs program. A student at the University of Utah, Dr. Robert Jarvik, went on to invent the artificial heart named after him. If you want to know more, just Google “Jarvik artificial heart.”
Now, this mechanical heart designed by Luther Carfagno for “LCC” is a far cry from the heart being used IRL today. A steampunk version, built with rusted gears and glass, installed like a porthole in your avatar’s chest cavity, it’s sure to freak out at least a few people. (Believe me, I had it on for less than half an hour and was asked half a dozen questions. Reactions ranged from “Where did you get that? I want one!” to “Please take that off.” LOL
It comes in three script-driven versions: open, closed and hidden (referring to the “porthole” cover). It’s cool, and fun to watch the turning gears. Likewise, the ear plugs contain animated gears. Also very cool.
These incredibly low-rise pants, by the same designer, feature a loose weave texture, and come in brown, blue, green and black (shown here). I like ‘em. They do stimulate conversation.
Negko DeVinna’s “Wrath Angel” tattoo fit very well, I thought. Even though the “Me” in “Fear Me” is truncated to simply “Fear,” it somehow feels appropriate.
Finishing off the outfit, the newly improved (with script resizeability) Oslo boots in black, from JCS.
• Pantalon, Cœur mécanique, Tubes d’oreilles / Pants, Mechanical Heart, Ear Plugs:
LCC - Low Rise Pants (100 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
LCC - steampunk mechanical heart (350 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
LCC - steampunk [G]ear plugs (150 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT), @
LCC [Designer & Address]
• Tattoo / Tattoo:
Wrath Angel (229 Lindens, Perms: NM/C/NT),
@ Negko Designs [Designer & Address]