Cities of You

City #23: Aparthi (Keith P)

20 x 16", Gouache, Pen, Marker, and Colored Pencil on Paper

Atop the tall towers of Aparthi lie giant circuits that transmit electric currents without wires. Webs of lightning jump from tower to tower and accumulate rather than dissipate with each hop. In this way, the energy produced by one tower will most benefit the tower farthest from it. The inertia of the currents runs parallel to the temperaments of the citizens in each tower. A smile may result in riotous laughter a mile away. A restrained rebuttal may become a confrontation. What almost happens in one area may actually happen on the other side of town.