This was not planned. The perfect timing of Toy's creation of a 3D model created as a photo model to create a series of 2D artworks and an announcement from the University of Western Australia (UWA) of a 3D Artists challenge inspired Toy attempt to bring his new model into SL for an entry to this challenge.
After a marathon of trying to get an extremely high rez sculptris model (not designed to be used as a SL mesh) into SL via several export/import processes, Toy got a workable SL mesh of the SWIMMERS into SL. He only had 5 hours left to create a submission for this UWA event. He accomplished his goal. You can see a SL photo of his submission as it sits at the UWA event.
Toy's submission has the Swimmers couple escaping from swirling darkness.to arrive to their goals. Toy included a displayed copy of the 2D artwork that was used as a template for the SL 3D submission.
Toy initially was inspired to freehand sculpt a 3D digital model in a tool called Sculptris. After 2 days of creating this model, it was digitally photographed and integrated into the first of a few 2D photo art works called SWIMMERS - THE ARRIVAL.
When Toy received an announcement from the coordinator of the UWA 3D Artists Challenge of the up-coming "Self Portraits" challenge, he felt his recent work would be a good candidate. It only had a 2 day entry deadline. Toy decided to make his first attempt to import his 3D model into SL as a Mesh. If he could, he would try to make a submission resembling the 2D artwork.