Monday, June 26, 2006

IF: rain



Black rain feel it upon your skin as it captures
your shadow on the concrete wall,
beside what use to be you.

35 comments:

  1. Michael this is so beautiful! I love the colours, the lines and even the sadness. Just so beautiful!!!

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  2. Your painting is lovely and the words are powerful.
    The black rain, pain and destruction made me think of that horrible day March 19, 2003 when the U.S. began it's hideous aerial assault on Iraq...

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  3. really nice illo, i especially like the inscription!

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  4. very nice! i like the simple yet elegant composition :)

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  5. A Beautiful painting, and provocative as well. Tell us more about the writing......

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  6. wow. both the painting and the words are so poignant and beautiful. . . .

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  7. The paintings made me think of Hiroshima, the black rain came back the second time-i'm thinking radiation poisening-any war though would pour down an evil rain for a very long time I believe. Your artwork is powerful and beautiful and heart wrenching.

    The words etched on her back, and the words on the right of the pieces, especially the words-beside what used to be me-very sad and frightening. Strong and unique work!

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  8. I too immediately thought of Hiroshima, very powerful piece.

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  9. I agree with Princess Pepper Cloud, very expressive illo!!

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  10. Haunting words... Yeah, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, right?... The pain and sadness that humans can inflict on other humans boggles the mind. I like the muted colors in the second one.

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  11. Mesmerizing and mysterious . . . Such a tease not to tell us more about the inspiration of the piece!

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  12. a powerful take on the topic...very elegant composition and beatiful words!
    (tnx for your comment)

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  13. Wow! So well done and full of meaning and symbolism.

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  14. Hi Michael,

    Powerful take on "rain." I like the sketch version especially, with the figure faded and the words full-strength.

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  15. Great idea and illustration here Michael. I wouldn't have thought of this idea. I'm glad you did! Great memorial.

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  16. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog. It gave me a chance to visit *your* blog, for which I am very grateful. I really enjoy your work! I think this ins one of the most interesting take on this topic that I've seen so far - it breaks my heart...

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  17. Yes, I too thought of Hiroshima...it's really sad...

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  18. This feels so powerful to me, such beauty holding such destruction. Jx

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  19. Yes...it makes me think of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and it makes me feel very sad. This is such a powerful, compelling image with the tension between the beauty of the figure and the horror of the words. Well done!

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  20. This is intense unthinkable what went on when that destruction was unleashed.

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  21. beautifull illo...a little erotic ...Your rain is better than mine!!!

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  22. Very enigmatic and sad. I also think last week's IF (Dance) is great.

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  23. This image has a really Japanese feel to it. I like that exoticness.

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  24. I think your poet in hiding, mickey boy - Id love to see you do an interactive, illustrated, poet peice.

    please take of that word verification thingy - I hate it!

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  25. I really like the idea. Looking through some of your submissions, you seem to use type quite a bit. Although I like the type and image seperately, they seem to be fighting when placed together like this. If you like using type, take a look through some poster books to see how to incorporate it. Think of it as an image looking to be placed on the canvas. Don't get me wrong, I like where the peace is going, I just thought I'd throw some constructive opinion your way. I hope others would do the same for me......

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  26. Poetry, drawing, painting, origami and collage, and all done very well. You are very talented. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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  27. This is so beautiful and sad. The colours and lines are reminiscent of woodcuts. In fact these should be prints on rice paper! The colour schemes are gorgeous.

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  28. Great composition. It's unpredictable, which I like a lot.

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  29. I think I prefer the second rendering, but a powerful image either way!

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  30. i like both of them but the second one is my favorite. i like the like strokes.

    by the way, thanks for dropping by my site earlier.

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  31. I don't know how I missed this last week!...but, glad I caught it this week! I like both images...but, the second one a bit more. It is softer...just like your poem and the rain. Absolutely beautiful!

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  32. ...instead of softer...I should said solemn.

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  33. Just got back into town and had to come scope out your illios that I missed. Great composition and colors. It sort of reminds me of a wood block print. Very nice rain illio.

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