art installation

Reverse City is a giant colored pencils installation hung in rows in Matsudai Joyama created by Cameroon-born artist Pascale Marthine Tayou. On each pencil is written the name of one of the countries of the world.

The giant pencils are variously colored; some are short, some are tall. This town of pencils is fixed into a stainless steel frame and hovers, detached from Nature, at a height of about two meters. Suspended upside-down, the points of this colorful city are aimed at human visitors who, looking up at it, feel both awed and threatened.

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[via lifeartworks]


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