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Reverse City by Pascale Marthine Tayou Depicts a Colorful World

By: Meghan Young - Published: • References: echigo-tsumari.jp & mymodernmet
Reverse City is a fun art installation that revolves around giant pencil crayons suspended upside down from a steel frame on a large wooden structure. Part of one of the world's largest international art festivals, Echigo-Tsumari, Reverse City resides outdoors in a mountainous region in Japan about two hours outside of Tokyo.

Created by Cameroon-born artist Pascale Marthine Tayou, the Reverse City art installation may seem like a simple and playful art project, but it holds more meaning than the writing tools initially symbolize. On each color pencil, the name of a country is etched into it, making Reverse City a colorful index of the world. More than that, viewers standing beneath it will feel both awed and threatened by the sharp points staring down at them. Stats for Giant Pencil Crayon Installations Trending: Older & Buzzing
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