January 29, 2009 cities of the world
I LOVE these drawings by Martine Rupert so so much. I really do. They’re just so intricate and personal and … well… cool!
I’d love to commission one. But of where? It would be such a dilemma for me… If you were asking Martine to make you one of these pictures, where would you choose? And why?
Incidentally I’m loving this poem by Walt Whitman:
I see the cities of the earth, and make myself a
part of them,
I am a real Londoner, Parisian, Viennese,
I am a habitan of St. Petersburgh, Berlin, Constantinople,
I am of Adelaide, Sidney, Melbourne,
I am of Manchester, Bristol, Edinburgh, Limerick,
I am of Madrid, Cadiz, Barcelona, Oporto, Lyons,
Brussels, Berne, Frankfort, Stuttgart, Turin,
I belong in Moscow, Cracow, Warsaw — or north-
ward in Christiana or Stockholm — or in
some street in Iceland,
I descend upon all those cities, and rise from them