Cameroon-born artist Pascale Marthine Tayou’s art installation named ‘Reverse City‘  in the small village of  Joyama, is basically a collection of giant colour pencils.  Each pencil is suspended vertically upside-down and fixed to a stainless steel frame 2 metres above the ground level. The pointed part of the pencils is directed towards the visitors on the ground level which invokes a feeling of awe and fear at the same time. The pencils are of different heights and each pencil bears a name of a country.

Looking at the brighter side of life, it gives me an impression that the artist has tried to create his vision of a colourful & beautiful world which forms a peaceful city or probably a global village. The pointed part of the pencil is directed towards the enemies (in the form of visitors) of humanity to threaten them.

+ Pascale Marthine Tayou

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