The 46th of Italo Calvino's Invisible Cities and my sixteenth overall, Laudomia, the city of the living, the dead, and the unborn. You can see the entire series of illustrations so far, which includes work from my friends Joe Kuth and Leighton Connor, at our tumblr Seeing Calvino which is updated every Wednesday.
"...the Laudomia of the dead and that of the unborn are like the two bulbs of an hourglass which is not turned over; each passage between birth and death is a grain of sand that passes the neck, and there will be a last inhabitant of Laudomia born, a last grain to fall, which is now at the top of the pile, waiting."
10 inches by 8 inches
ink and marker on watercolor paper
January 18, 2015