Thursday, July 16, 2009

Buried Treasure -

"The Electric Chair II"
digital collage by Mick Mather
The original version of this piece was first posted a month shy of 2½ years ago. I also seek to serve two masters with the updated version seen here; one for Seth Apter's project, Buried Treasure and the other for this week's Thursday Challenge theme, power. I have to admit, it's been a blast looking back at the old work and adding to a few of them. Seth, this was fun!

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Blogger John said...

Her last meal was a peanut butter cup, I heard...

8:41 AM  
Blogger SusuPetal said...

Oh yes.

8:43 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

That would've been my choice, too!


9:30 AM  
Blogger Jeb said...

Very neat!

11:23 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

Thank you, sir. I'll drop 'round your way soon.

1:37 PM  
Blogger Lisa Sarsfield said...

Ok, this I didn't expect! I thought at first a rocking chair...but then I realised that this was far from the nuturing rocking chair!
I went back to the original, I found it helpful to see what you originally said and now I can see this more in a political view than a morbid one..this is an interesting piece of treasure for sure!

2:17 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

Lisa Sarsfield:
The earlier piece (thanks for checking it out by the way) was also based on a theme. It was from the human point of view as regards toxic much more than anything political. Even so, I'm well pleased that you worked your way beyond morbid which this image was never meant to be.

8:04 PM  
Blogger ~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

still a very powerful piece!

8:15 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

~*~Patty Szymkowicz:
I appreciate the sentiment here, Patty. If I ever get 10 free minutes, I'll drop over to your place for a look around. :)

6:53 AM  
Blogger Ginny Gaskill said...

This made me stop and look more than twice.

8:35 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

Gald I popped curtesy of Seth to check this post out. I agree with Patty, very powerful piece, and I like the changes from the original post and feel it is even more in line with the original toxic theme after its alterations. Great stuff!

2:02 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

Ginny Gaskill:
Thanks so much ... I might say the same about those Hawaiian photos over at your place. :)

I'm glad you dropped by too, Kim. Thanks for taking the extra time to check out the original and for contemplating the earlier theme.

6:36 AM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Doing the Buried Treasures tour. You have such an unusual style. I like it.

6:21 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

I've been very bad, no time to do the Buried Treasure hunt. I have at least 3 proposals for public art works to get to this week and it's likely I'll fall further and further behind. Anyway, thanks for dropping in and for leaving a comment. :)

7:48 PM  
Blogger Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Your digital art is simply stunning. I have never been to your blog until now, and found this piece both elating and haunting. I read the original piece and loved the "state of the state" part. Although this piece is moody (and toxic, perhaps), I think it really does say a lot about our society as a whole.

6:32 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

Bluebeard and Elizabeth:
Thanks so much for your delightful comment here. :)

6:10 AM  
Blogger An Evolving Artist @ said...

Your two and a half years make me feel like a newbi at just over a year. Your photos are fabby!

1:44 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

I still feel like a newbi ... well, whenever I have to learn how to learn how to swing a new filter at least. Thanks for dropping in and I'll attempt a visit to your digs when I get the chance. :)

5:47 PM  
Blogger Seth said...

Two for one! This piece really is powerful. One of those images that is hard to take your eyes off of while at the same time is difficult to view. Well done! Glad you decided to join in!

4:47 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

Thanks so much for this comment. Next stop, Thursday, for Buried Treasure II!

6:14 PM  
Blogger 3rdEyeMuse said...

I'm sorry I didn't make it by last week, but at least I get to take part in my own little two-for-one. This piece is pretty powerful ... love that it's "toxic".

5:34 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

No need to apologize, I haven't made it through all of the wonderful posts for this one either.

6:57 AM  

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