Sunday, August 30, 2009

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"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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10 Comments:

Blogger D.Edwards said...

I really love the almost ghostly look of this image.

7:31 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

D.Edwards:
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...

John:
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...

hpy:
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 floor...one 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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