Cities of You

City #18 Eleses (Jesse L)

16 x 20", Gouache and Charcoal on Paper

The city of Eleses has been described as a giant pipe organ. Wind enters through the large openings at the base of the city and passes through the intricate inner-workings of the city. In Eleses, whenever a door is opened or closed the resulting pitch changes. During the day, when citizens are out and about, you can hear an infinitely complex melody radiating from the city's peak. Musicians travel to Eleses to become inspired. Mathematicians travel to Eleses in an effort to find a logical pattern amidst the citizens' chaotic song of daily life. At night, there is a low hum exhaled from the pipes, like a concerted sigh from a hard day's work.