Saturday, February 09, 2008

NEW from The Mister Existence Series -

"Sister Existence in a Post Modern Setting"
digital collage by Mick Mather
This image began as another of my experiments that takes an old, black & white photograph as the base layer. Some blocking out, some digital repainting and another face was layered in before proceeding to the usual array of editors and manipulators at the secret visual laboratory. As the work progressed, the lines got thicker (very reminiscent of some of Harlequin's recent work that I absolutely love) and the larger negative spaces became much more expressionistic. All in all, I'm quite satisfied with the result.

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Blogger SusuPetal said...

Oh, I can see a book of post modern poems in her hand, fingers idly flickering through the pages, the mind digesting words, one by one.

10:08 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

I love that idea! I love the way you see things ... I know you're up to the task so, send the poems 'round when you get them finished! Yes, I think 10 would do it - dependent upon length - then I'll do the illustrations and we'll have our first collaborative book. :D

12:31 PM  
Blogger SusuPetal said...

Here's the first three, muahhahhhaaa!


Seeing sun in her eyes,
makes me think of summer
and I feel the heat.
It’s her.


A black coffee,
that was what he wanted.
I had nothing left but
tepid tea.
Don’t mention love.


Trains whistle in the dark,
can you hear? Don’t hesitate.
They won’t wait.
Not for you.
let the rails show your way.



12:50 PM  
Blogger Trijnie said...

This could be a painting, I love the soft threatment.
Your ieas are great. Can I sign in for the book ;)

I put a new photo from the famous dog on my blog. Feel free to use it

1:59 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

My goodness! That was fast ... now, I have work to do.

Thanks for saying so, Trijnie. As you know, I keep threatening to paint again. My studio share with Vincent Fitches this winter seems to have gone up in smoke. Still, spring may bring a change.
By all means, you're first on the list for the book. Susu and I may need to work out some details, but I figure it shouldn't be hard.
Thanks for the new image of Tommy! I guess I need to do something there now as well! :)

4:44 PM  
Blogger Lisa Sarsfield said...

As I am sure I have mentioned before I am a techno ignoramous when it comes to digital I enjoyed reading about how you got this from a-b! Love your
choose' story too....

12:25 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

lisa sarsfield:
You have mentioned it and I'm pleased if this little bit of information was helpful for you to better see what it takes. You might also enjoy seeing this visual tutorial as well. It's a step-by-step where you get to see how it all progresses. You can either click the link to the finished piece first, or look at the tutorial thru to the end before moving on to the final version. :)

9:14 AM  

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