Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Simple Simon -

"The Lawn Chairs"
$50 Unframed - LUCAS GALLERY
digitally manipulated photograph by Mick Mather
In keeping with my recent return to simplicity, here's another image in that loose, sketch-like style. You can see the original photograph and get a bit more information about the history of this piece here. That said, summer is almost over and my schedule at the office is, once again, filling itself with more evening meetings than I ever thought I'd have to attend. Not a complaint mind you, but it will surely be taking much time away from my activities here. Fair warning to my good blog friends that, if it seems like I'm not around as much as before, it isn't personal nor permanent! :)

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Blogger SusuPetal said...

This simplicity brings to my mind something Japanese, plain, yet full of beauty and meaning, absolut tranquility and peace with oneself.

12:27 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

A lovely way to put this and I say thanks so much with a great BIG blush! I have to say that such things never crossed my mind but now that you mention it, yes! I can see exactly what you mean. :)

7:12 PM  
Blogger hpy said...

It was nice to be able to have a look at the original photo. It gives a better idea of your work.
As to your comment, I haven't noted that you're not around as much as before, but that's something I'm afraid I should say about myself. I just don't have the time for all I would like at the moment. I hope it's not permanent.

2:41 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

For those of you that I visit everyday, my shorter amount of time to spend in blogdom might not be noticed. The advance apology was for everyone at once and my fear is that some will see me a lot less than others.

I'm pleased that you went to see the original photo and that seeing it gave you a better understanding of what I do. Thanks so much! :D

7:47 AM  
Blogger Catnapping said...

uncluttered...the way i wish my life was.

i don't think we were meant to have so much stuff in our lives. how much simpler life would be if we could just live on a few gathered nuts, and some roast buffalo. i slept on a bed of pine needles once. it was very comfortable. (of course i was much younger then, and had come off of 24 hours of guard duty.)

i hope the work that takes you away is something you enjoy. if it is, then it's worth it to miss you.

11:27 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

Thanks so much for these words (blush!). As I mention in some of this week's posts, I've attempted to fritter away some time on things of a simpler nature. I know what you mean about having so much stuff. I routinely throw out boxes of stuff - then routinely retrieve them! When I was doing my tour of service (on an Aircraft Carrier no less) I was able to stretch out on a steel deck and fall instantly and comfortably to sleep! :D

I love my job and you can bet that it's worth it. Even so, all things considered, I'd rather be in my own studio.

1:20 PM  
Blogger griesmail said...

this image is like a 'dry'etching very soft lines, I love it

1:05 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

Thanks so much, Trijnie! Yes, quite like that ... and, for me, just like a charcoal drawing where the dust, accidental marks and smudges are incorporated into the whole. :)

4:20 AM  
Blogger Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I really like this. Besides being cool, it also reminds me of a cave painting. Which gives it a sort of ancient mystique. Anyway, I like it.

7:58 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

Yes! I hadn't really noticed that before! :D

8:18 AM  

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