.After yesterday's flower therapy art group tableau this seems like an appropriate enough follow-on.
Sold as a Vintage Trade Card, we have no other clues as to its origin or intended application. It is blank on the back where usually a trade card would have an advertiser's spiel. Perhaps the open area to the right of the regarder's feet was intended as a space for a business to announce itself.
Viva the mystery: let a thousand stories blossom
Which, at this moment, reminds us of the various projections visited upon Jeffrey Smart's Cahill Expressway (1962).
This image has served as the front cover image for Peter Carey's The Fat man in History and, at the invitation of Helen Daniel, as the impetus for stories by 29 Australian writers (Malouf, Corris, Disher, Foster, Goldsworthy, Grenville, Jolley, Nowra...) published as Expressway (Penguin, 1989).
- Today the weather is fine indeed, if a little wet
SUN FLOWER QUADRILLE
A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
someone looks at something ...