Friday, March 09, 2007

Illustration Friday – Wired


It only seems fitting to get back to Illustration Friday after a three month absence with this week's topic. And I hate to dig up the past but this old illustration seemed perfect because it relates to my current situation so well.

We live in such a wired world. Almost all of us are glued to some sort of wired technology — screens, circuitry, light waves, audio-visual sensory overload. As I sit at my desk, my computer screen stares back at me all day long, all 23" inches of it. It's in my face all day. My phone is right there next to it. It is rather old fashioned. We are a non-profit here at the Museum despite my amazing screen. My cell phone is in my pocket and I am wearing a headset to drown out my cube neighbor's nose blowing. And if that wasn't enough, I seem to be mainlining caffeine and sugar. And through it all, I believe I am more wired by the work load. And I took this job to get away from the self-employment rat race. To have more free time with the family. And instead, I am busier than ever.

So, I hope you will forgive the recycled drawing. It is my whole-heated intention to return to a weekly post at the very least.

Thanks for visiting. I do hope to see you soon.

17 comments:

Nicole said...

This is a very good drawing!

JO said...

This is an awesome image, very nice.

Teri C said...

Oh gosh, it's perfect!! And welcome back, we missed you.

Detlef said...

This is wickedly wonderful.

ArmyBoy said...

Very Nice...most of it is scratchboard, right?

Amy Zaleski said...

Wow, this pretty much says it all. A thoughtful piece, Michael. I can relate.

isay said...

welcome aboard again michael, we missed you. i like this drawing a lot. great post michael!

Michelle Lana said...

Very cool!

steve said...

Welcome back Michael, been too long and an excellent post to return witn!

md said...

good to see post again, i hope ur not as wired or backed up with work as this guy seems to be lol, nice concept and illo

HARDWAX said...

Wow, you are back, nice to see ya!

Amazing illustration, I'm getting wired looking at this piece, a beauty.
Sounds like you're wired beyond your wildest dreams. Hope things settle down a bit, hard to do I know.

georg said...

I have been there! Your image is very expressive - I like it!

webmaster said...

thank you for all the kind comments… warm welcoe back… and the visits to those who lurk… i do the same… and yes, armyboy, most of it is scratchboard… it is my first attempt… the rest is an assemblage of old typwriter and pen and ink… thanks for asking…

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Awesome work! Very powerful and dynamic.

danycus maximus said...

so, i'll check back in june? hehe.

Michael O'Connell said...

june sounds about right… but i am trying

AscenderRisesAbove said...

i missed this one early; i like it very much - very!

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