Monday, July 6, 2009

face-off

on the side wall of a non-descript apartment building friendly faces of various hues and ages loom over me... they may be residents of the neighbourhood, they may be well-known personages [I think I recognize a couple - Piaf? Chevalier?]...
they animate the bland architecture and they make one lift one's gaze from street level to make eye contact with their stacked and larger than life visages...

[portrait mural by Claude Cussinet and Andre Pistun on Rue de Belleville]

4 comments:

Adam said...

Bibendum...Pierrot the Clown...

Owen said...

Hi Gina, good to see artists decorating public walls like this... Love your new header photo, but goodness, what is it !?! A Kontiki raft for sailing across the Luxembourg Garden Basins ???

Gina V said...

Thanks, Owen!
Hmmm...new header photo...I'm still not sure about it?? [the "ship" was a collaborative project with thousands of children contributing all those dangly shiny bits, and in the making for 20 years!!...finally to be launched in the Basin a few days from when I took the photo!

Trying a "quieter" new header pic today...need some help deciding!!

Peter said...

Have been around... but missed this one! Too bad! Yes, Maurice and Edith are there!