Sunday, 27 September 2015

Invisible Cities: Baucis Influence Map - Exterior

Here is my completed influence map for the exterior digital paintings of my chosen Calvino city.
I am particularly drawn to cities that have an element of multi-storey chaos, such as Zenobia with its "many platforms and balconies placed on stilts at various height,crossing one another, linked by ladders and hanging sidewalks..." and also Thekla with the "scaffoldings... wooden catwalks hanging from ropes or supported by sawhorses, the ladders, the trestles... cranes pulling up other cranes, scaffoldings that embrace other scaffoldings, beams that prop up other beams". However, I am also very interested in the city of Baucis, just the idea of an entire city propped up high above the earth on "slender stilts...flamingo legs", completely isolated and self-sufficient is very intriguing to me, especially as there is no real detail about the city itself, leaving it quite open to interpretation and incorporation even of details from other cities.

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