Cities of You

City #36: Taslura (Lauren T)

16 x 20", Gouache and Pencil on Paper

The citizens of Taslura stretch steel to its absolute limits to make their massive buildings seem weightless. Standing still, it seems as if the structures are moving with your eyes as you follow their curves. Be careful not to become too disoriented since even grazing a wall creates a vibration that compounds as it traverses the surface's length and height. Citizens also have the tradition of transcribing their history as etchings along the steel walls, which curve and fold back onto themselves. It is in this way Taslura has its own memory- a timeline of steel that folds back onto itself, with unprompted vibrations, just as a certain song or scent can suddenly send you back years, hidden in the grooves of your mind.