Cities of You

City #28: Ningrah (Kerning H)

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

Touch the walls of Ningrah and you will feel the tough yet delicate surface of porcelain. Although this may seem like a precarious structural decision, this material is not exactly what it seems to be. During hail storms, the surface of Ningrah's walls momentarily shatter then immediately turn to liquid. What was once a stationary city transforms into a slow-moving wave in a vacant ocean. As the storm subsides, Ningrah re-solidifies. As a result, the city takes on the semblance of a wave, frozen in time.