Wednesday, May 14, 2008

NEW from The Birdhouse Series -

"Birdhouse V"
digitally manipulated mixed media & drawing on paper by Mick Mather
It was close to a 12-hour day at the office and I'm beat to my socks. Yesterday, fortunately for me, I was playing around with a coffee stained piece of paper covered with notes (names, phone numbers and the like) in various colored inks; ball point pens for the most part. That particular stained paper is the precursor to another series that I may begin showing at some point. There's a lot of preparatory work to be done and it may or may not be soon, but I digress. After scanning, resizing, layering and manipulating, out popped another birdhouse! Yeah, hard to believe but, I swear, it's true!

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Blogger hpy said...

A birdhouse in birch.

12:22 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

Here we go again! I hadn't noticed that until you said so. Thanks, Hélène! :)

4:09 AM  
Blogger SusuPetal said...

Broken glass.

8:16 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

This image Susu? Or your singing voice? :D

9:20 AM  
Blogger SusuPetal said...

My voice is srystal clear, ha ha.

No, the surface of this image reminded me of broken glass, not a birch.

10:38 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

Right! :D

4:23 PM  
Blogger Elegia said...

Yes, I can see the nest. Woody colors suits this pic. I almost saw the bird too, but maybe it was a ghost.

1:51 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

It's been quite a ghostly spring for you, Elegia. :)

4:11 AM  
Blogger Lisa Sarsfield said...

I've seen the light..or the birds I should say!
Finding the birds with the other houses (except the 3rd)is like suddenly realising there's money in the birthday card when you think there's just a card!
Blue and Green birds in the first 2 and Brown bird, perched bottom left off centre this time?
What inspired you to do the bird house series? I'm curious to know how your mind is ticking...hope you don't mind my curiosity.

4:24 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

lisa sarsfield:
The bird that I intended - although I also see the one you mention - is perched atop the house, upper right. The inspiration for the series was a long drive around and I speak about it here.
Go have a look and then visit the original photograph here. Please feel free to ask more questions as I'm quite enjoying our conversation.

6:19 AM  
Blogger Lisa Sarsfield said...

I went and looked and now I remember that you said that this series was the result of being inspired by a bird house, I hadn't seen the bird house though. Thanks for the links. All of yours are so different from the original inspiration and from each other. I look forward to seeing what comes next...assuming there's more bird houses in the series. Its funny how we create bird houses for birds to make a home in but make little effort to actually replicate their natural habitat...they move in and build nests inside them. Just like we do in our houses. Maybe we really descend from birds not primates!! lol. Now there's a thought...

9:52 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

lisa sarsfield:
I have two more birdhouses in the works but neither of them seem to be working out yet. Anyway, there will surely be lots more to come. As regards descending from birds? I know a few people who qualify as reptilian, at least as far as their code of conduct is concerned (as in they don't have one!) ... :|

5:34 AM  

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