Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Everything just ... stopped -

"Preceding A Point of Conversation"
digital collage by Mick Mather
I know you've been there, at some gala affair. You cross the room, heading for the bar with the simple idea of an aromatic panatela and another Pimm's. Eyes meet, a stutter in your step, a second glance from her ... an exchange that defines a lifetime in an instant. The diverging path is before you, the philosopher's advice perfectly clear, the road less traveled. The approach, her averted gaze, coy but expectantly hopeful and you deliver: "Everyone believes in something, I believe I'll have a drink. Care to join me?" Sweet dreams are made of this!

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10 Comments:

Blogger Bobbie said...

Mick, thank you for the very nice comment on the glass apple. I had a good time doing it and it just came together like magic in photoshop :) I like this digital collage you made here and I think you caught the feeling exactly. Nice to meet another digital collager.

7:08 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

bobbie:
You're welcome of course and, yes, it's always a thrill for me to see work from another artist working my side of the street.

8:27 PM  
Blogger SusuPetal said...

Thunder and lightning! I seem to recall something like that, although it was a long time ago.

Your pic illustrates that feeling/happening well.

7:02 AM  
Blogger imwithsully said...

Your collages are always so amazingly rish with texture an emotion!

7:27 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

susupetal:
Mores the pity, Susu, it happens to me every few weeks! However, "'tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all! :)

imwithsully:
Thanks so much (blush!) for saying so, Kim. It's either the passion or the Irish Whiskey showing through ... I'm not sure which! :D

7:50 AM  
Blogger Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

WOW! Striking--when I looked at the picture, I thought of Pompeii and Hiroshima and Nagasaki (not "across a crodwed room" tra la.")

8:10 AM  
Blogger Lisa Sarsfield said...

This is wonderful! I love the image and the text. I love the ridge lines and the warm rusty/weathered copper tones. I can see the image on a book cover...remember us when your famous:)

1:45 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

mary stebbins taitt:
I don't believe the double breasted suit was quite the rage in Pompeii, although it probably was in Nagasaki! Funny, how we all bring such radically different things to mind from an artwork. :)

lisa sarsfield:
Thank you, Lisa ... but, remember all of you? Hell, I'm taking EVERYONE with me! :D

5:13 PM  
Blogger Janice said...

Intriguing piece Mick... its like he is walking into a bomb... (everything is shattering)..... or a disaster just waiting to happen (illustrated metamorphically (sp)).... (need a drink.... my spelling tonight looks like I've been doing so anyway!)

Was chatting with a male friend of mine..and we mused how it was so easy to see some of our 'own' sex in 'their' true light... yet watch members of the other sex just keeping walking in... deeper and deeper...

6:18 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

janice:
You're the second woman to mention this piece as relating to a bomb or disaster. I have to say that this is a most interesting take, yet one that hadn't entered my mind in any way until now. This is all about the little story I tell except that, visually, the image is one of those wacky, mixed up series of juxtapositions we see in our memory. I love the comment process in blogs, it gives one so much more to work with in the long run ... or so much more to justify.

6:57 PM  

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