Cities of You

System #8: Oquimi (Monique K)

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

Once thought to be a myth, the spectacle known as Oquimi has been observed only a handful of times by unconfirmed sources. Emerging from a quiet patch of water in the middle of the ocean, a single column of water shoots directly up into the sky. Surging past the clouds, the water evaporates once it reaches the stratosphere. Inside the column is a hollow eye- completely silent. You look down and see the overbearing void, reaching to the bottom of the ocean floor. You look up and the heat from the earth pushes you to the infinite blue.