Cities of You

System #12: Viemny (Mike P)

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

All cities have a reflection. Some reflect a past version, some reflect an ideal version. Viemny is the reflection all cities have. Like an invisible lake, Viemny mirrors every street, every citizen, every movement. It also mirrors time, thought, and memory. At any particular moment, Viemny is simultaneously a city's past, present, and future- empty and full. Although it is not possible, if you were to visit your city's Viemny, it will be visually foreign to you, but will feel strangely familiar- perhaps from another lifetime, perhaps as someone else.