Thursday, July 23, 2009

Buried Treasure II -

"Fierce"
digital collage by Mick Mather
Here we are at part deux of Seth Apter's project, Buried Treasure. The piece you see here was originally posted last year, in June 2008, along with an alternate version at No Matter What Shape-The Archive. Another bit of good fortune shows that hot is this week's Thursday Challenge theme so, once again, I have the opportunity to double down.

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26 Comments:

Blogger John said...

Love it Mick.

Beautiful and scary. Image rollercoaster ride.

My best.

5:52 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

John:
Huge conflagrations can be just that: beautiful and scary. Most of us can't seem to look away.

6:33 AM  
Blogger KV Abbott said...

Mick you continue to amaze!

7:26 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

KV Abbott:
Thanks, Kevin. It's like receiving a brightly wrapped gift every single day. :)

7:30 AM  
Blogger John said...

A Wookie - what is a Wookie...

8:46 AM  
Blogger Marie said...

Love the image, it is quite beautiful. Enjoyed your last Buried Treasure as well. I will look in often.

9:24 AM  
Blogger Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Really wonderful second post, and doing double duty makes it doubly special. This piece is both lovely and scary, but I'll admit it is full of emotion.

10:22 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

John:
Sorry ... you have do your own homework, John!

Marie:
Thanks so much, Marie. A quick peek past the blinds at your place was very rewarding. I love what I've seen of your work.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth:
There's something about fire that continues to touch the ancient savage within us.

4:11 PM  
Blogger 3rdEyeMuse said...

tough choice between this one and the alternative - both have such a powerful feel to them, but I think the alternate grabs me a little tighter.

thank you for digging deeper!

5:40 PM  
Blogger John said...

I am passing to ya a blogily transmitted disease, an award.

9:05 PM  
Blogger hpy said...

This one makes me think of the big fires going on in the south of France. The one near Marseilles, and the one in Corsica.

12:26 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

3rdEyeMuse:
Yes, a tough choice for sure. What I really like about the alternative is that it pays so much more homage to JMW Turner.

John:
Ut oh! :O

hpy:
I haven't been paying attention to the world news. I hope these fires are being brought under control.

6:51 AM  
Blogger SusuPetal said...

Fire, walk with me.
Yes, I like this.

9:02 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

SusuPetal:
You're a firewalker? :O

9:16 AM  
Blogger An Evolving Artist @ Swallowcliffs.blogspot.com/ said...

Hot photo! Thanks

6:10 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

Swallowcliffs:
You're welcome! :)

6:20 PM  
Blogger femminismo said...

Your alternate posting is *very* "Turneresque." Fierce would be a hard concept for me to illustrate, since I go more with quiet beauty and peaceful surroundings. Thanks for your look at a walk on the other side of the tracks - Jeanne in Oregon

6:27 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

femminismo:
I say thanks for all of these kind words, Jeanne. I've always been interested in both sides of the tracks and am well pleased with your fine company along this short stretch.

6:39 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

Strong image, I think Fierce is an apt title! Although fire is both scary and beautiful, it's always hypnotic for some reason I can't quite fathom. It definitely speaks to some primitive part of the brain. Loved both versions of the pics too.

1:56 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

Kim:
Thank you, Kim. Wouldn't it be fabulous to go back in time, strictly as an observer, of man making the first fire? I bet it was completely by accident but once the process became a realization, wow! What a sight to see!

2:26 PM  
Blogger Seth said...

A winner in my book and a great choice for a repost!!

7:58 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

Seth:
Thanks so much! :)

10:18 AM  
Blogger Svetlana said...

What a powerfull photo although I have to admitt you have many of great treasures on your blog.

5:31 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

Svetlana:
Thank you so much! I hope you'll stop in often. :)

6:22 AM  
Blogger Jill Zaheer said...

wow, what energy- so alive and bold and flowing- a source of all for everything. THis is such an amazing treasure to share!!!!

6:05 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

Jill Zaheer:
Thanks so much for visiting here, Jill, and thanks again for the wonderful comment.

5:16 PM  

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