A Close up at the Aswan

The layered clothing shelters people from the hot and cold swings of day and night.  In the courtyard of their house the couple shares hibiscus tea with visitors and with an appropriate gift might apply a sign-of-Iife henna as a promise.  The river crocodile guards the exterior of the house.

The homestead is set in the desert dust.  Colour emerges as both a sign of life and history.  The Nubian people have been moved four times by rising dam waters.  Colour like the people has survived.

The illustration between the kitchen and bedroom door brightens a dark landscape, a darker kitchen and an uncomfortable bedroom.  Intruding into this village a visitor is both welcome and blamed.  Progress in our eyes, has meant for many, an end.

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