Thursday, July 10, 2008

Thursday Challenge: Hot -

"Burning Hand"
digitally manipulated photograph by Mick Mather
This week's theme at Thursday Challenge is hot. As I was strolling through my photography files looking for something that fit, I found this image of a pair of crossing signals located about a block away from my office. After cropping this from a much larger photo it went into the super secret array of plug-in filters at the Secret Visual Laboratory. The brightly lit DON'T WALK sign seemed to be on fire but there's a triple meaning here for me. In addition to the theme this is also a play on words of "Burning Man", the increasingly popular, contemporary, counter-culture festival held every year in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. The third is that in a few weeks a tectonic sculpture of a 15' tall hand (designed by the very creative and talented Syracuse University architecture student, Brendan Rose) will be constructed as part of Syracuse Arts Week on the 26th of July. I don't think it's going to be red though.

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Blogger SusuPetal said...

Hi, Mick, back again. I see that you've been busy, quite hot actually:)

Two steps back looks like a bad dream I had the other night, same feeling in the photo.

Graphical portraits could be fun to do more -a litte unconventional.

Somehow the bird house touches me. I've been a little teary, nothing to worry, it's not your photo creating the tears. Just the thought of a bird getting free.

The orange sweater looks nice, I'd like to have one. I believe it's soft and warm. At least she smiles warmly.

Glass cut! I liked it. Strong colours, pointed edges. Nice.

She doesn't look sour to me, bored. Or excited, trying to hide it in nonchalance.

Well, I'm going to stick around for about a week. After that I'm off again for some time.

3:39 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

Welcome back, even if just for a week. I think we all look forward to seeing some of the artistic fruit of your time away, whenever it begins to come out and in whatever form.

Thanks for putting all of the catch-up posts in one place - that worked well for both of us I bet. :)

7:11 PM  

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