Friday, August 15, 2008

Illustration Friday

"This is Some Vacation!"
digital collage by Mick Mather
Day 6
A week has gone by but there's still plenty of vacation left! See you in 10 days.



Blogger Lisa Sarsfield said...

I hope you are thoroughly enjoying your holiday (or vacation as you call it!)

Love the rag doll, the outside photo below and your birs of toast. Not sure of the colouring of the lastest piece of toast. Throws me a bit and causes me to think back to what you told me originally about the series. That is a good thing.

I hope you are recording and collecting ephemera every moment you can. Before breakfast collages must be pretty pure and uninfluenced by outside source I think!

12:37 AM  
Blogger Curious Art said...

Funny take-- you are detached from work & all those previous memos have been detached from the door.

I must know-- is your toast series done with a direct transfer from a piece of toast? I've heard of potato prints but a toast print is a new one.

11:13 AM  
Blogger carla said...

Enjoy the detachment of vacation! It's a treat to free yourself form routines, isn't it?


7:38 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

lisa sarsfield:
First, many thanks for the good wishes regarding my holiday. Thanks, too, for comments on the three pieces mentioned. The rag doll has always spooked me a little and I've been holding onto it for quite some time; Toast #2 is a bit on the green side but if you think of it as peanut-butter-on-toast instead, it might help; the photo titled "Outside" is manipulated just a bit (as I'm certain one can readily see) and one of my recent favorites. As for all of that ephemera? It comes to me each and every day ... I never seem to have to seek it out. :)

curious art:
Thanks for dropping in and for the comment. As regards the process for The Toast Series, no, they're regular monotype prints created by painting on glass, plexi, metal or, in my case, on a half-sheet of plastic ... the sort used to make transparencies in a copy machine. Each print is comprised of many, many layers, built up over time, meaning that one must paint and print, paint and print, etc. etc. etc. until complete. So, the answer is an unequivocal "No"! Not a single slice of toast was harmed in the creation of this series of prints. :D

I knew you'd understand! These last few weeks have been a glorious time of eating, reading, sleeping, reading, sleeping, eating ... I know that you know what I mean! :D

9:19 AM  

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