City Walker or a flaneur

anna kulczycka

city walker collage

I have had this fascination for some time with city walks, flaneurs, as they are also known as…most notably Charles Baudelaire described the figure, and in the 20th century Walter Benjamin has written extensively on the subject. Will Self is another figure that pops to mind, and his walks are somehow even more unusual – from walking to Heathrow airport to walking around CERN in Switzerland as his recent BBC radio series demonstrates.

Somehow splashes of colour have creeped into my work, and I have to admit that it is a bit of a relief to see too much bleakness disappear from my life…

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