SL People: Filthy Fluno

Portrait of an Artist as an Avatar

Published: March 5, 2009, The New York Times

CERTAINLY, FILTHY FLUNO is not the first artist to realize that in order to sell his paintings, he needs to sell himself. He does, however, work at it with impressive zeal[...]

[...]THE FIRST THING TO UNDERSTAND about Filthy Fluno is that he is not real, or at least he is not entirely real. He is an avatar — a kind of digital hand puppet living inside the online virtual world Second Life[...]