Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Muralise #1

Belfast is famous for its murals. The walls of the city can and do talk. I don't always agree with everything they say, but that doesn't stop it from being fascinating.

The other day I was up the Falls Road looking at a mural of Kieran Nugent. I was struck by the way in the which the artist had captured the expression in his eyes.

And I thought it might be interesting to capture the eyes of characters from a number of murals and group them together, as a testament to the humanity and vulnerability of the people portrayed. 

This first set of five is taken from a range of murals, political and cultural, shot in east and west Belfast. Abstracted from their contexts, I don't think you can tell which are the eyes of the hunger striker and which are the eyes of the celebrated author. Or can you?

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