Sunday, August 30, 2009

Return to productive use -

"The Sculpture Studio I"
digital collage by Mick Mather
When traveling, be it near or far, around my own home or in other cities, I'm always looking at old buildings. I see them as live/work spaces and always imagine myself building sculptures inside them. At the same time, I see them as sculptures unto themselves.

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Blogger D.Edwards said...

I really love the almost ghostly look of this image.

7:31 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

Thanks, Dan ... some of the buildings I long for are, indeed, ghosts.

7:52 AM  
Blogger Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Very cool-looking. At the same time, looks like a midwest building during a duststorm during the dustbowl days.

9:05 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

I believe this is an old store somewhere in Ohio. It was the large windows across the front, top and bottom, that set me to dreaming again. :)

9:24 AM  
Blogger John said...

In your "structure" series you capture a sense of our simpler Eastern past interpreted through a honed respectful eye. In this work we view the past perfect industrialized Northeast.

5:27 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

I'm surrounded by such structures. My one regret is the lack of capital to bring even the least of them back from the brink. So, I'll continue to do it artistically I suppose.

8:24 PM  
Blogger hpy said...

For some reason this one reminds me of an old railway station. Seen from the side, of course.

11:29 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

All aboard!

8:10 AM  
Blogger Lisa Sarsfield said...

I much prefer the old and worn to the new and sparkly. Old buildings have seem so much more organic for some reason. One day I wish to live in an old barn, my studio above and my husband's motorbikes parked inside on the ground day...

7:36 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

Lisa Sarsfield:
There are many wonderful rehabs of old buildings in my area and I know that those influences are strong. Like you, I love them too and the dream to have a studio in one section and my living space in another continues.

5:06 AM  

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