The Writing Is On The Siberian Walls

The Writing Is On The Siberian Walls

 

Siberian walls are smothered in messages. Subliminal and scrawly ones. Obvious, simplistic and humorous ones. Scratchy, graphic and historic ones. In Russia, English is rare, almost discouraged, and Siberian walls follow suit so you cannot rely on language to discern the communication.

The medium is the message, or, with Siberian walls, the texture frames the message. Settles and absorbs it. The message gains perspective as Siberian walls often are a brick palette weathered by history from 20th century civil battles, decades of stagnant Soviet rule and the steep road up to modernization. The canvas is as important as the palette and brush.

The writing is on the wall, as they say.

 

For more on Siberian walls and Siberia, see also:

http://heathersimondsphotography.com/shuttered-windows-of-ulan-ude-siberia/

http://heathersimondsphotography.com/siberian-boys-and-pesky-pigeons/

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