Cities of You

City #51: Elinelila (Lillian L)

16 x 20", Gouache on Paper

Lines, colors, shapes, form. The citizens of Elinelila converse through design, who think of themselves as points that make lines through the city's plane. They achieve unity through repetition. They attain harmony through symmetry. There are no hierarchies of wealth and status--only hierarchies that guide visitors through the story the city wants to tell. This causes debate about where the focal point of their city should be, without sacrificing the unity of the whole. Luckily, conflict and tension delivers balance, a fundamental principle of design.