Friday, March 30, 2007

Illustration Friday: Snap -

"She Couldn't Snap Out Of It"
digital collage by Mick Mather
Hmmm. Another struggle this evening but here's tonight's post and my addition to the theme, snap, at Illustration Friday. Our subject is locked away, at war with some inward turmoil that has her staring blankly into space, sitting upright but rigid. At sea, in a dark place and unable to snap out of it.

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Blogger *ItkUpiLLi* said...

WOW! This is nice, specially I like the "colors"...and I think this fits
well wiht the topic. I have difficulties with english words. Can you say: snap radio on? If not, then my work is insane once more...:)

5:10 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

Itkupilli: Yes, you can say, "snap radio on". A more formal syntax might have cmposed it as "snap the radio on" or "snap on the radio", however, your usage is charmingly minimal in that regard and perfectly acceptable. Anyway, English lesson aside (where's MY Finnish tutor?), thank you so much for the comment. The color of this image was quite different early on and I had a difficult time of it. I'm pleased you like the final result.

12:04 PM  
Blogger *ItkUpiLLi* said...

Thanks, now I have it right...:)

12:29 PM  
Blogger Janice said...

My mind went all sorts of places with this pic... She looks almost ghostlike.. pensive... caught in time... which leads me to ask..why? which leads to... (so yeah... this is a very cool piece... !
Neat mood...

6:35 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

Janice: The ghostlike layering is purposeful. The figure is composed of three separate elements, where I used a lot of cutting & pasting, erasing, repainting and layering. Finally, the medical laboratory of an insane asylum was used for the background. Given my title and introduction, diverging paths are, indeed, present as regards meaning. Caught in time? Pensive? Maybe...the affect I was after is akin to "One Flew Over The Cockoo's Nest" where Jack Nicholson's character is lobotomized. This certain knowledge may lead the viewer to a double entendre - a favorite, dramatic device that I employ often - where 'She Couldn't Snap Out of It' becomes entiwned with the ethical and moral treatment of individuals who require mental health services. The depth of this piece is mostly on my side of the fence...such is the beauty of blogging and receiving wonderful comments like yours, Janice. It gives me an opportunity to expand and explain without initially leading anyone astray with my own vision. Okay, everyone can breathe again!

12:26 PM  

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