Saturday, February 23, 2008

Back to basics -

"Heart Shapes and Boxes"
digital collage & digital drawing by Mick Mather
The first thing I figure some of you will say is that, "he seems to have missed Valentine's Day by more than a week!" Fair enough that, since this piece has developed from a heart shaped box of candy given on that day. It was wrapped nicely in violet cellophane, with a bow and a thank you note. The items were arranged in various ways on the scanner bed, then scanned and further manipulated with the usual array of editors and filters here at the secret visual laboratory. A few digitally drawn elements were added into the mix for flavor and that measure of the basics mentioned in the introduction. As this developed, there was a soothing comfort in the shapes themselves within the altered arrangement. I believe there will be more work to come and a new series is developing.

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6 Comments:

Blogger Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I LOVE THIS! :-D really cool, super!

Very thought provoking.

5:36 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

mary stebbins taitt:
Thanks again, Mary. That's two for two this week! :D

8:16 PM  
Blogger Shani Thomas said...

Cool collage Mick, but I have one overriding question...what was the candy inside? :-)

2:31 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

shani thomas:
It was a Russell Stover sampler. Let me see, 2 caramels, 1 coconut, 1 vanilla creme and 6 assorted flavored nougats. Yum!

3:06 PM  
Blogger hpy said...

Hearts in a box. To be given away? Or just received?

2:01 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

hpy:
Yes! :D

4:56 AM  

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