Wednesday, June 04, 2008

A new favorite -

"The Bathing Cap"
digital collage by Mick Mather
As we toil away in our studios, turning out work after work, we're often confronted with a piece that stands so far above the rest that it makes every failure worthwhile. It's a choice we make, be it objective or subjective, answerable to personal aesthetic alone. This is one of those pieces for me, created towards the end of March 2008, just as Spring Fever was beginning to overtake me. At the time, the weather was still cold, too cold to post a swimsuit image, so I tucked it away for just the right time. Today seems to be it as we move well into the temperatures of our imminent summer, plans for beach vacations or a backyard bar-b-que next to the swimming pool. It hasn't escaped me that the colors here are very cool and I'm not yet convinced that this was due, as just mentioned, to the time of year that it was created. It could be the odd coincidence of getting 80-degree weather concurrent with gray and cloudy skies.

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9 Comments:

Blogger hpy said...

She looks solewhat tired after a long winter.

2:17 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

hpy:
You're right! All we need is one of Susu's grim, winter poems and we'll be all set! :D

10:17 AM  
Blogger THE CHARM SCHOOL DROPOUT said...

wonderful - you KNOW I love this!!

11:59 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

the charm school dropout:
I was hoping that you would, Sarah. :)

12:29 PM  
Blogger Shani said...

Nice! For some reason to me this has a vintage 40-ish feel to it, I like it!

2:58 PM  
Blogger hpy said...

Let's ask Susu for that poem when she'll be back.

3:52 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

shani:
Hmm, you're beginning to uncover a secret or two. I believe the image actually did come from the 1940's!

hpy:
Yes, let's ask. I'm sure she'll have something to say about it. :D

5:18 AM  
Blogger SusuPetal said...

Leave me alone,
don't care of the tone
of gray and black,
the winter's not back.

Darkness is death,
yet,
I'd like to be alive,
sitting by your side
in the sun.

Wouldn't that be fun?


(she does look gray and gloomy)

6:32 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

susupetal:
I knew we could count on you, Susu, This is just what we were looking for! :D

7:57 AM  

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