Friday, October 12, 2007

Illustration Friday: Extremes -

"The Extremes of Fashion"
cut paper collage by Mick Mather
"Sally, ever the epitome of style, understood the sensuality of proper dressing, beginning with the foundation. One day she reached the extremes of fashion when she simply stopped right there." - a flicktion by Mick Mather

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Blogger hpy said...

Don't tell me that this one is made of a photo!

1:10 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

LOL ... no, as stated below the title, it's a cut paper collage. All the components came from daily newspapers and were carefully cut out using an exacto knife before being glued down. I've been doing collage for well over 25 years and continue to create them on a regular basis although the work is not quite as seriously contemplated these days.

5:54 AM  
Blogger SusuPetal said...

I've never done a collage, so I admire all people that have done so. I have no patience to cut and glue, sigh...

It's a pity, because I'd like to make as interesting pieces as this is.

7:19 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

I thank you very much for the admiring compliment. My meticulous cutting is one way to do collage but there are others.

May I suggest that you do a little exercise that is quick, easy and fun? Start small, perhaps post card size. With a time limit of 15 minutes, choose any newspaper or magazine and begin looking for the first five (5) things that attract your attention. It could be text, image, color block or an interesting pattern ... remember, you must take the first five things since you only have 15 minutes to find, place and glue it down. Tearing the papers only, quickly assemble a design or picture using those elements - move things around a little, experiment and have fun. Finally, glue it down. See? Wasn't that easy? :D

9:06 AM  
Blogger SusuPetal said...

Thanks, Mick, no need for me to do that, since you did it already, ha ha;))

11:23 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

LMAO! You can lead a horse to water ... yes? :D

1:08 PM  
Blogger Elegia said...

This is great, astonishing, wow! I don't know what to say. I just have to watch it.

6:22 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

Thanks so much for your enthusiasm. As I mention above I used to do a lot of this sort of thing. I understand that collage isn't for everyone but it still fascinates me ... I'm very pleased that this one struck a chord with you also. :)

9:52 AM  
Blogger carla said...

I like that you've created your collage from illustrations! The black and white is very effective, and I love the retro vibe of the figure in the foreground. The eye on her face is a great touch... quirky and cool!

5:06 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

Thanks so much for this comment. I think I've already said above that I do collage on a regular basis and I always enjoy the process. It frees my mind while working with paper and glue for almost all of my other work in a conceptual way. :)

10:33 AM  
Blogger studio lolo said...

Sears & Roebuck catalog, 1960? Great flashback Mick!

11:10 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

LOL ... not quite but it was a good guess. Thanks for this hilarious comment! :D

12:13 PM  
Blogger Janice said...

this is very cool... memories ....

Just an idea... Quite often I friday stuff inspires different directions.... (kind of like being in school and chatting about a piece) you like what you see but consider other directions the next piece could be taken... :)
add a swatch of material... or lipstick stains... (just to raise a question or two...and contemporize it.. (devilish smile) ...

Hey.... and thankyou for the comments... I look forward to your feedback... (the last... must have been in my subconscious...) (wink)

5:23 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

Lipstick stains? Oh boy! I'll bring some wine, we can make up our own questions! :D

You're welcome as regards the feedback and the subconscious is a wonderful collaborator, dontcha think? :)

7:23 PM  

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