Cities of You

Landmark #5: Chymellu (Michelle H)

16 x 20", Gouache and Pen on Paper

Chymellu Lake is peculiar body of water that has four surfaces. The topmost surface is just like any other, but swim a little further down and you will break the second surface. Immediately as you break this surface you fall into the third surface since there is no water between the second and third. Hold your breath again and swim to the fourth surface. As you break this surface, something splendid happens. You breathe as though there is no water, but you continue to swim as if there were- two actions that are familiar when separate, but fantastic when combined.