Monday, September 21, 2009

Mr. Holmes has retired -

"A Damaged Literacy of Bees"
manipulated fractal flame & digital drawing by Mick Mather
"Hallo," Holmes said. "See here, Russell, it must be more than complaisance applied to the saving graces."
"How do you mean?"
"It's quite apparent that there's more than a shift of a mannered semantic. I see a complete paradigm shift of the literacy," he asserted.
"I don't mean to be repetitive, Holmes, but..."
"Observe the cells, Russell, especially the cells," he went on, "they've abandoned the hexagon. See how they've been squared away? Even the botched wax sealing aspires to the new shape."
"Of course!" his illuminated partner agreed, "including a haphazard attempt at checker boarding."
"Exactly," said Holmes over peaked hands, "elementary to a new literacy."
"I should think it much too early for assigning new text to a single, dead hive," Russell posited.
"Quite so," Holmes relinquished after many minutes of thought. "We shall keep our eyes sharp, then."

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9 Comments:

Blogger John said...

beautiful like one of those time lapsed multiple image shots where a bullet goes through a balloon and you have a hole and the exiting bullet, but the puntured orb still has volume...in living color...

4:27 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

John:
Balloons and bullets ... who could want more? :D

5:08 AM  
Blogger Lisa Sarsfield said...

Entertaining text as always, although my first thought when I saw the image was of Australia!

Love your 'infinite' work, glad I didn't miss that!

3:42 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

Lisa Sarsfield:
Thanks so much, Lisa. I admit to being curious as to how this image initially made you think of Australia however.

7:16 PM  
Blogger hpy said...

Honey! I must put some in my morning tea.

12:14 AM  
Blogger SusuPetal said...

Every honey bee
fills with jealousy...yes, it's honey.

6:19 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

hpy:
Yes! I recommend it.

SusuPetal:
True enough ... and it's the basis of a hive failure sub-plot in Laurie R. King's "The Language of Bees". This post was inspired by it.

6:48 AM  
Blogger Lisa Sarsfield said...

It was the shape of the middle 'country' bottom row:)

5:49 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

Lisa Sarsfield:
But of course! I see it now. :)

8:13 PM  

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