No Matter What Shape - The Archive
AN ARCHIVE OF MY OLDER WORK - AN EXHIBITION SPACE FOR ORIGINAL AND ALTERNATE VERSIONS OF MANIPULATED WORKS THAT APPEAR AT MICKMATHERSARTBLOG - A PARKING PLACE FOR SELECTED GRAPHICS USED IN OTHER BLOG SIDEBARS - AN ARTWORK IN AND OF ITSELF
- Name: Mick
- Location: Syracuse, New York, United States
In its short-sightedness, blogger has turned its back on those of us stuck with old operating systems and I'm forced to find a new blog host. You will now find MickMathersARTblog at Blog.com - use the direct link found in the masthead and remember to update your bookmarks. This place will continue as another archive for a large body of my work. As many of you know, my primary medium and working method is digital collage composed of manipulated photographs often combined with digital drawing & generative images. Netlabels, bands and musicians can view samples of my CD Cover Art at Mick Mather Illustration located on Tumblr. In another life I was an Arts & Culture consultant specializing in revitalization planning through creative public art projects and programs with Economic & Community Development Departments of towns, villages and cities. In these hard financial times this work is more important than ever and I still accept consultancy inquiries. You can contact me by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, March 05, 2005
Friday, March 04, 2005
"Basic Series - A Square Peg and a Round Hole" - When I first started doing monotypes a few years ago, two basic forms began to repeat over and over - a square and a circle. Last year I began doing an altered book using these shapes to find a subject and a concept: a square peg and a round hole. The pages of the book (an old GW-BASIC 3.22 USERS GUIDE) quickly became warped and wrinkled so I stopped after doing the 20 pieces represented in this thumbnail. I love the way the tempera works with that paper though and I'm certain the series won't stop here. I'll begin posting some of these now and then.
Thursday, March 03, 2005
"Midnight in a Camden Field" - Too much of the fine detail is lost in this one. When my old computer crashed last year a lot of my documentation files went with it as I'd not backed everything up as I had thought. I was able to find this posted at another web site and captured it again for my records. This block-relief print was actually editioned on blue paper in black ink- giving it a very cold, wintery feeling. Much colder than this portrays I'm sad to say.
Wednesday, March 02, 2005
"Gum Wrapper" - I tried to buy this small, oil-on-board, painting today from Duane Keiser. He has come up with one clever idea for selling artwork over the internet that is meeting with some amazing success. Of course, the fact that his work is so good does have a lot to do with it. To find out what I'm talking about click here and have a look at his blog, A Painting A Day.
Tuesday, March 01, 2005
Why I blog -
This is, I suppose, one of those self-searching questions that is spreading like wildfire across all of blogdom. I'm an avid reader and researcher as well as a tester of formulae and artistic method. I've always been interested in learning where others have been and where they ended up - or hope to end up through their own pursuits of creativity, initiative and discovery. Even so, much of the old method of study dealt with the historical record of things where one quite likely already knew that your position was, most of the time, behind the curve - even though perfectly free to exercise the belief that "everything old is new again". My researches and reading are online these days, including the daily wade thru a number of terrific blogs. If there's any difference in my flight of discovery it's that much of what I learn is happening right now, today, sometimes within this very hour! So, I blog to add my two-cents. That addition leads me to more thinking about art, more blog reading, more discovery, more food for thought and more current information with which to afford myself an opportunity for trend-spotting. Over the short and long term many of the 'found trends' may be as fleeting as always, but for the most part, one is actually able to see the show - as opposed to reading about the history of it years after the fact.