Friday, February 29, 2008

Illustration Friday: Leap -

"Leap Day"
digital collage by Mick Mather
Thus spake Caesar:
"Fire in the lake: the image of Revolution.
Thus the superior man
Sets the calendar in order
And makes the seasons clear.

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Blogger steve said...

I like the curious context between the quote and visual Mick. Nicely composed too!

6:59 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

Thanks, Steve. The context is the idea of leap day and leap year when the lunar calendar of measure had to be reconciled with the out-of-sync revolution of the earth 'round the sun. The fact that such things were worked out by observation and mathematics in those ancient times is amazing to me - hence the curious juxtaposition of the modern day where one simply flips open a cell phone or palm pilot to reckon the time, the place, the mystery of whirling bodies through the vast expanse we know as space (or the universe). Yes. This will all be on the final exam ... take notes! :D

7:39 PM  
Blogger SusuPetal said...

The colours and the pose bring to my mind Henri Toulouse-Lautrec's posters. The font brings the present into the pic.

I like this, very much.

2:54 AM  
Blogger Trijnie said...

I see a lot beautiful posts here Mick. Bin away too long.
Born on leapday and you stay young

7:22 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

A great BIG blush over here! I was definitely going after that poster look although it wasn't Henri that I was thinking of. Now that I do, I see what you mean. I'm very pleased to know that you like this one. :)

We all know that you've had good reason to be away ... at the same time, we're even happier to see you back. Dig in!

8:20 AM  
Blogger studio lolo said...

I love the composition of this and the fact you put so much brain power into the concept!

9:33 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

studio lolo:
Thanks very much for saying so, Laurel. Doing the research and reading about a variety of things before deciding on the concept is one of the great joys in my daily work.

11:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great work Mick! The art and the words work well together, making one think of each separately, and then how they "meld" together.

8:56 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

shani thomas:
I appreciate you saying so, Shani. As above, I think about concept as much as I do about composition and presentation. :)

9:09 AM  

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