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21 September 2008, image size 34.4 x 34.4 cm (approx 13.5 x 13.5 inches), paper size 40.3 x 50.6 (approx 16 x 20 inches), watercolour on 300 gsm (140 lb) NOT archival watercolour paper.

As part of “Considering Silesia”, the internet investigation into my Anglo-German heritage, since 2004 I have been generating a collection of portraits from web-sourced images of contemporary Silesian's (from dating sites, social networks and so on) that approaches an ethnographic survey reminiscent of nineteenth century photographs of racial stereotypes that foreshadowed racist and eugenic politics, and the onset of World War Two. The significant difference in these images is that Silesian's broadcast images they create or select, collectively portraying a society in historical flux as Silesia moves focus from communism to capitalism, from East to West.

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Comment by Enda O'Donoghue on January 7, 2009 at 21:28
I like it Mik, these are really great. This one is my current favorite. all the best for 2009
Comment by Mik Godley on October 12, 2008 at 0:06
Thanks Mike, Tony and Germán - I do think they are improving gradually: I'm beginning to find out what I'm looking for, but it's a slow job - all good fun though!
Comment by Michael Bowdidge on October 11, 2008 at 23:57
This series is getting very interesting Mik - this is the best yet i think - as i said before, you're making each mark work very hard indeed...
Comment by tony south on October 1, 2008 at 18:45
Stunning, great technique and medium control....transparency of the watercolour works well with the pixelated brushstrokes..bonza portrait..


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