Friday, September 21, 2007

Illustration Friday: Juggle -

"Selfportrait of the Artist During the Cold War"
digital collage by Mick Mather
"An audience with the Russian Premier was said to be difficult and only a chance, public encounter was likely to be the seed to success. When it actually happened that a concerned citizen was allowed a few minutes of international dialog the opportunity was not wasted. Nikita was not amused with the point-counterpoint regarding the constant juggle of good and evil - spheres of influence better known as the balance of power." - a flicktion by Mick Mather

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11 Comments:

Blogger Mim said...

That was some juggling

7:29 PM  
Blogger studio lolo said...

I really love how many places your mind seems to go!
Good one Mick, good one!

8:35 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

mim:
LOL - having lived through most of that particular period in time, what you say is very true. Thanks so much dropping in to say so. :)

studio lolo:
Always, the common usage of any word offered as a theme is in mind. Choosing that route will forever be the easy way to go, obviously, but it's not in my nature to let it rest there very often. I prefer to scout around for the lesser known, uncommon usage or to knit the word into one of my little stories. That method considerably widens the possibilities for an image choice, but it's also fun as well as educational. With a blush, I say thank you so much for these kind words and I'm delighted that you enjoyed it. :)

5:40 AM  
Blogger SusuPetal said...

Some hokus pokus! During that time, the cold war, and in your image -the latter being of magic!

7:14 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

susupetal:
Thanks so much - but isn't most magic just well-crafted sleight-of-hand? You never see the trick coming or going! :)

7:50 AM  
Blogger SusuPetal said...

And you can never be sure, if there really is a trick.

8:18 AM  
Blogger Elegia said...

I know there's some russians before I even red the text. :)) Pointing finger... We just had a Russia-thing here in Finland: Our politicians are so scared of russians. And that is stupid. I like Russia (and Dostojevski and Tolstoi) :)

8:25 AM  
Blogger griesmail said...

they were indeed jugglers in the wrong way, this black and white is wonderful

8:37 AM  
Blogger studio lolo said...

Thanks for stopping by with encouraging words, Mick. And no, you don't have to move. We'll all still find each other right here!

8:42 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

susupetal:
LMAO - that's right! :D

elegia:
I know what you mean. In every country, it's the political system and its leaders that often foment so much fear, distrust and negatively charged debate. The people, on the other hand, can always find common issues and delights to share. So can the politicians, sometimes - the proof of that in this case being the peaceful coexistence and eventual end to the cold war. Keep an eye open though, the devil is always about, kicking up some dirty business! :)

griesmail:
Thanks so much for your comment on the image here, Trijnie. I had a lot of fun creating it - as I always seem to with this series of selfportraits.

studio lolo:
...and, he mops his brow! :D

10:42 AM  
Blogger *Itkupilli* said...

oh I remember those scary men, if I just have known that there were Mick Mathers, I would have slept my nights better...:)

Very nice collage once more, black and white are so perfect colors here.

9:09 AM  

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