Reverse City: Colourful Art Installation by Artist Pascale Marthine Tayou
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.