lewislain
narrative visual artist

journal

unknown @ the city on the cliff

the city on the cliff is one of the many urban areas in the other world.  its red buildings hold all the creative  human energy of the builders and residents of the city on the sea.  the city’s structure and energy are reminiscent of chicago, as if key portions exist both here and in the other world.   ‘unknown’—a nameless roman—appears again to challenge my perception, as if to say: ‘it is not the land that keeps the city.  it is it city that keeps the land.’ there is an energy in this old city that keeps the land below it from crumbling into the sea like much of the surrounding rock face.  this city will last long after the surrounding earth has fallen away.

Laura Sturm