Friday, January 28, 2011
Today I came across postcrosser Willemijn from The Netherlands who collects cards showing women who are reading. It reminded me of a beautiful book I own by Stefan Bollmann (published in Augsburg 2005). Dangerous women... they start to think... they have their own minds...
So I tried my best to find a suitable card for Willemijn and my reading woman is actually only a part of a picture by Edward Hopper (called Hotel by the Railroad, 1952). The man is smoking, looking bored, maybe looking out at the railroad mentioned in the title. But the woman is somewhere else, she is not in that room, she's in another world, another story.
And here's the link to Willemijn's blog on her collection of reading woman, quite amazing.