Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Still looking back -

"Empty II"
digital collage by Mick Mather
As I mentioned yesterday, I'll continue to post old work through Thursday. I took the liberty of expanding this piece that was accomplished during a period when I often used text with my images. Each was a short, short, short story or vignette ... this is one of my favorites.

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9 Comments:

Blogger SusuPetal said...

A sad, lonely work, the text and illustration go well together.

8:14 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

SusuPetal:
At the time, I was very sad and very lonely. Creating my art was the only way I had to deal with the circumstances back then. :)

4:19 PM  
Blogger John said...

the usa looks great on top - it reminded me of the dust bowl and herny fonda in grapes of wrath.

8:53 PM  
Blogger hpy said...

This one makes me ay Steinbeck. The Grapes of Wrath, for instance. Or why not Of Mice and Men, with particularly the story the man who didn't know his strength.

1:59 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

John:
There is a look that would evoke that era. I can only admit that I wasn't thinking beyond a painful time of my own when creating this image and I still don't know why I used the map when doing the update ... it did add to that dusty look though. :)

hpy:
It's funny how specific times in history can be brought back by a simple artwork. It's also very interesting that you, as a Finnish Sister living in France, first identified with these very American human tragedies.

5:48 AM  
Blogger Seth said...

Powerful work. I can see why it is a favorite.

8:43 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

Seth:
I think some of the credit for this one goes to you, Seth. Thanks to another of your terrific projects, I was digging in the archives all week. :)

7:28 AM  
Blogger Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

This is very cool and yes lonely and evocative.

8:58 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

Mary Stebbins Taitt:
Thanks, Mary ... didn't we use this at Silk Creek Review or BloodrootZ? Maybe not, I can't remember.

6:03 PM  

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