Work No. 771; Shades of Paranoia II / TWHSTL XI

Shades of Paranoia II / TWHSTH XI
c. Michael St.Mark 2015


Lady in bus shelter; North Finchley terminus, London N.

Marking the start of the mini heatwave, end June / early July 2015 and second in the Shades series and
continuation in ” They Who Have Seen the Light” .

The psychology of sunglasses is fertile ground for social commentary in terms of how chioce of design / style
can define – along often vaguely menacing cinematic archetype lines – how an individual’s character is perceived.


Link to first in the series, Work no. 329 from 2008
London Dada
true perception and criticism of our times.

2 thoughts on “Work No. 771; Shades of Paranoia II / TWHSTL XI

  1. Well this lady is certainly making a statement, I’m not actually sure what she is trying to say though!

    I would perceive her character as being ‘I can wear what i want and i don’t give a damn what anyone else thinks’. Oh to have that kind of attitude, most of us probably care more than we should about how others see us.


    • I think that’s about right Mrs B.. however the Woodstock hippy era flower power shades throw any attempt at pinning-down a definite fashion statement into the festival mud.
      But hang on; she looks about the right age to have been 21 in 1967. Well well who’d have thought it.


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