Friday, April 10, 2009

Illustration Friday: Fleeting -

"Neither Safe Nor Sound"
digital collage by Mick Mather
Destructive forces, be they earthquakes, fires, weather related or crumbling infrastructure, are always illustrations of how fleeting and fragile life can be.

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15 Comments:

Blogger SusuPetal said...

A dramatic pic, flames and destruction, blood and life, despair and maybe a slight trace of light.

11:57 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

SusuPetal:
The only thing missing is ... Elegia! :O

3:23 PM  
Blogger Lisa Sarsfield said...

This reminds me of when youcatch a fleeting glimpse of someone outside the window..but when you look there's no one there and your left to wonder if you did or did not see someone out there...

6:49 PM  
Blogger Lisa Sarsfield said...

Opps, Happy Easter by the way!

6:50 PM  
Blogger John said...

Damsel in distress or a bad bong hit.....like it great tone

9:04 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

Lisa Sarsfield:
This thought hadn't occurred to me, Lisa. I like that idea.

Happy Easter to you as well. I'll be hunting Easter Eggs with my youngest granddaughter in about 24 hours I bet! :)

John:
There goes that dirty water again! :D

4:16 AM  
Blogger Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Oooh, I really like this!!!! Lovely and nostalgic!

9:08 AM  
Blogger THE CHARM SCHOOL DROPOUT said...

haunting, well done!

10:23 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

Mary Stebbins Taitt:
There is a bit of nostalgia buried in this. Thanks for mentioning that, Mary. :)

THE CHARM SCHOOL DROPOUT:
I'm delighted if that's the effect this piece had on you, Sarah. Truth be told? I'm still struggling with this at my end of the street.

12:21 PM  
Blogger Sandra said...

So very true coming from the land of bushfires. I agree it is haunting.

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10:40 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

Sandra:
Sometimes our work comes from places of angst and pain that haunt us in spite of cathartic efforts to explore those feelings.

6:57 PM  
Blogger Katie White said...

Very wonderful image. Very well thought out, and energetic.

9:43 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

Katie White:
Thank you for these positive thoughts on this piece, Katie. :)

12:33 PM  
Blogger Lina said...

What a wonderful illustration of this theme, it's so moving visually.

9:44 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

Lina:
I thank you so much for the comment. It's satisfying to know it when people are actually moved by an image.

11:57 AM  

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