Saturday, 10 September 2011
'Slate-grey' and 'powder-blue': a photographic encounter with two Budapest women.
Background:'Buda-pest' is a series of photographs shot in Budapest September 2011
The written 'counter-point' texts seek to not demand particular readings or interpretations.
Bespectacled 'powder-blue woman' resembles the Greek singer Nana Mouskouri when young.
Slate-grey woman sits in shades of grey on the slate-grey marble.
Curled-up, 'slate-grey woman' sees only her pain, tight as a knot in apple-tree wood.
Bespectacled woman's pursed lips suggests she may be feeling the force field of inwardness and hopelessness that I had to negotiate in walking past slate-grey woman, then turning back.
The polished slate-grey marble benches are worthy of Greek or Roman 'senators'.
The three containers, red, powder blue and white contain their secrets of the day.
The mustard-yellow of the light-reflecting window is everywhere in Budapest.
White, green and red are the colours of the flag of Hungary.
The pavement shadows the vomit from a previous sitting.