public toilet

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$21.60
aglaia b

Melbourne, Australia

Sizing Information

Small 15.8" x 23.2"
Medium 22.5" x 33.1"
Large 31.9" x 46.9"
Note: Includes a 3/16" white border

Features

  • Printed on 185gsm semi gloss poster paper
  • Custom cut to three maximum sizes – A2, A1 & A0
  • 5mm white border to assist in framing
  • Tack them to your bedroom door, or frame

Reviews

Artist's Description

For the amenity of self

I’m only standing here
as long as it takes
to purge you from the centre of me
you sit back there thinking I’ve not got a heart
but I do
and I am going to take it back from you.

I’m going to hold it
warm it again
and place it back where it belongs
in my chest
proud and functioning
without you.

I care not that you are everything
one thing
more than something I ever wanted
It’s too late now
I am washing it all away;

Down
around
circling through the bends
gurgling and spluttering
away into the ocean of tears
where the waves curl and lick the saltiness
under again where it belongs
today
I am going to stand up straighter than I ever have
there is no other way
I am going to stare at myself in that mirror
until my eyes become my own again
and I’m going to say it all
until I believe it.

Goodbye.

© ryan

This wonderful poem was written by the very talented writer and good friend
nicole ryan

This series was shot the old fashioned way, the camera an old Pentax K1000 with ILford Black and White film and hand printed using high contrast filters.
This public toilet was utterly disgustingly dirty and had not been cleaned for who knows how long. The available light just made it look beautiful!
No post production on this, it’s a straight scan from the original hand printed print.

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