Cities of You

City #47: Ataronobi (Oren T)

16 x 20", Gouache, Marker, and Pen on Paper

The city of Ataronobi has been carved out of the stone mountain of Memasthi. The edge of the city, where Ataronobi meets Memasthi, advances and recedes. Like a tree line, the space where city becomes mountain is a gradual transition. Those who live at the edge of the city become more lethargic, often spending entire days staring out into the sky. There have been tales of citizens falling asleep for years near the edge, and stories of boulders becoming animated, rolling toward the city, becoming statues and columns.