The mud…

But first…
Dulltown, Europe: Today’s featured fruit is the single banana lolling and ripening on the kitchen window sill in the early spring sunshine.
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DSCN4076So, what about the aesthetic use of diagonals then?
Here’s a photograph I took, (or ‘captured’ as they like to say these days – Hm, that’s a very nice ‘capture’ Dave…) last August. It shows some mud and some of the brown water of the River Hull which winds its way from the River Humber in a northerly direction through the city of Dulltown. (R. Hull)
What do you think of the diagonality dear reader? (I just made that word up; nice isn’t it?) I think I may have said this before when looking at my pictures, but – is this a bit boring, or is it compositionally fascinating, rich in texture, and has a compellingly delicate range of muted chocolately tones?
No, I can’t decide either…
There is no real indicator of scale here is there? The whole thing could be a few inches, or several yards, or even miles across. I took it leaning out slightly from the path at the side of the river, I suppose there is a drop of, oh, about fifteen feet or so – you wouldn’t want to let your camera slip from you fingers would you? Speaking of such things, the local drunks and scallywags do like to chuck stuff into the mud to watch its dirty splash and spatter, and see it stick there, like some existential statement, things like: traffic cones, beer bottles, single discarded shoes, bright plastic milk crates, bicycles, various sized sticks and poles, supermarket trolleys – it’s part of our local tradition and culture…

About Dave Whatt

Grumpy old surrealist artist, musician, postcard maker, bluesman, theatre set designer, and debonair man-about-town. My favourite tools are the plectrum and the pencil...
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2 Responses to The mud…

  1. I liked this very much. And I pressed the button to let you know. Its very abstract 😀

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