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Art in the Real World



Exploring the world with a different perspective.

Gallery No. 8 is focused on exploring art from multiple perspectives. This site will continue to evolve into many different directions as the artist continues to experiment and explore by combining photography, painting, drawing, and three-dimensional design into visually stimulating art.

About Michel
About Michel

Artist and writer who escaped the matrix and now lives in a small rural town in the Southern Zone of Costa Rica living the Pura Vida life.


In the Real

Creating art through photography and computer applications and then making that virtual art available in real life is very challenging and exciting. I never know how anything will come out once I begin a project. You can find all of my designs available as apparel, decor, and jewelry at

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Costa Rica: Photography

Taking photos of the beauty in Costa Rica and Central, South America is an adventure in perception.  I challenge the viewer to perceive Latin America in a whole other way. One has to really look deeper into the photos to realize what they are seeing. Central America is beautiful and the people are warm and welcoming. Here there is no army and they are taking care of the environment. My kind of place!

Publishing: Books

I am writing books and I published a magazine in Second Life.

After finishing a very big project on the climate crisis for Burning Man 2 in Second Life titled Metamorphosis, I decided to open a bookstore located in Gallery No.8  and I publish books in real life found at


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Here’s what we’ve been working on

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