Downstairs, more letters can be seen, but two works on paper from 1945, hanging together on a lone wall, stand out amid the loudness of color. One work portrays a woman waiting at a bus depot
, while the other shows another woman on a bus
. Rendered in a
style inspired by Reginald Marsh, the images offer up protagonists behind the abundance of typographical works. Though
in style and narrative in nature, the world Indiana depicts in these paintings, filled with desires and class politics, is not unrelated to the world that his text works evoke. The letters, after all, are forced to conform, to fit in the square that contains them, in the lexicon that dictates their shape.