Friday, March 14, 2008

Illustration Friday: Heavy -

"The Messenger Leaves A Message"
digitally manipulated photograph by Mick Mather
..."The media
controls your
Kill yourself

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Blogger isay said...

Hi Mick!

AT first glance I thought it was a tanker ship(greatperspective!)and as it was downloading, I felt like going down in that stairs and stopping just in front of those written words.... great take of the topic.

Hey, you made my day with your wonderful comments. Thanks a lot and have a nice day!

12:29 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

Thanks for dropping by my place and I'm delighted that you felt like walking down the stairs. As regards my comments on your work, I've always been inspired by your own writing and the other poems, quotes and snippets from others that you so often include. Now, your artwork has made a giant leap forward and I wanted to tell you so. :)

5:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know I don't really like graffiti, but sometime's they can really be poignant can't they? I saw one the other day in Geneva I thought was good. Hmmmm....I feel a post idea coming on! Btw, I hope you're feeling all better now!

9:49 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

shani thomas:
They certainly can and this is a case in point where the message fits so well into so many categories. I'll keep an eye open for the post idea you mention.
I am feeling much better - although, this afternoon the tummy started turning again. Time to go lay down for a while I think.

10:10 AM  
Blogger Trijnie said...

wow I realy love this one.

12:31 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

Thanks so much, Trinjie. I've had this in the files for years and finally got a chance to use it! :)

4:33 PM  
Blogger SusuPetal said...

This remonds me somehow of a film by Hitchcock. Great.

10:16 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

Relly? Hitchcock? Wow! Thanks, Susu (blush!). :)

4:55 AM  
Blogger Curious Art said...

Really strong composition... it's as if the message is pulling the viewer down.

5:05 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

curious art:
Thanks very much, Leah. Since the piece is a manipulated photograph that was taken from street level - shooting down a service stairway - some part of the compositional aspects were already there. It was enhanced and elongated a bit as the work proceeded but still true to the original perspective for the most part.

6:53 PM  
Blogger hpy said...

I like this one.
This of course doesn't mean that I don't like the other ;-D

1:08 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

Thank you, Hélène ... both times. :)

5:14 AM  
Blogger Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I really love this, too! WOW! Nice.

9:31 AM  
Blogger Elina said...

This is... I can't find the words. I just love this. I could hang up this to my wall.

9:57 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

mary stebbins taitt:
Thanks so much, Mary. By the way - did you send anything to Phil Memmer for the TV Dinner Writing Project? The next Th3 Reception is tomorrow night with readings! :D

(blush!) ... please feel free to print out a copy and hang it, Elina. :)

11:10 AM  

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