Cities of You

System #4: Tiah-ahi (Teriha Y)

22 x 30", Gouache, Marker, and Colored Pencil on Paper

Tiah-ahi is a natural phenomenon that occurs when light passing through the atmosphere is scattered in a way that color is momentarily perceived completely differently. Sometimes, after a violent thunderstorm, just as the sun completely sets, the ground glows with a spectrum of radiant colors. At this moment, if you wave your arms as fast as you can, you will begin to fade into your surroundings. Engaging conversations glow pink. At sea, you can see masses of land normally unperceived. And closing your eyes only enhances the effects.