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Art Print

Brian Foo (brianfoo)

System #13: Mandioas

by Brian Foo

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All cities have a birth. Most emerge from the ocean floor- often catapulting many miles to the surface. The beginning of any city that is born in this way has a unique signature, a Mandioas. This signature is in the form of a massive wave- some that curl, twist, and bend, some that foam, steam, and swell. But this wave is not entirely ephemeral. Like a fingerprint or footprint, a city's Mandioas acts as a lasting unique identifier. Make ripples in a city's reservoir or a resident's bath and it will mimic the city's Mandioas. If you look carefully, this is also true with when you stir your coffee. It also explains why you feel that the rain falls a certain way on your city.

It is important to note that when cities merge, divide, grow, and fall, their Mandioas remain the same. Most modern cities share a Mandioas with others. Some cities have tens or even hundreds of Mandioas. Some Mandioas dance in vacant lakes, the only evidence of hidden cities.


Anai Greog commented on April 9, 2012 4:17am
glad to see this beautiful thing
:: GaleStorm Artworks :: commented on April 9, 2012 4:22am
...I'm reading you! hehehe Love this image/art and the added prose that goes with.
I'm also sipping my morning coffee and know that when it's FRESH, the added vanilla cream creates a world of movement like an explosion right before my eyes. I liked your reference to "this is also true when you stir your coffee'. Your world is evolving, Brian! :))
Brian Foo commented on April 9, 2012 7:38am
Thank you, Anai! Gale- I love that this affected how you looked at your coffee this morning- thank you so much!
HGFA commented on April 9, 2012 1:16pm
I really love this one, it's so organic and chaotic but also very specific.
Brian Foo commented on April 9, 2012 4:02pm
Thank you, Heather- it's definitely that type of contrast I was going for!
Wayne Edson Bryan commented on April 15, 2012 2:33pm
Official WEB® ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ OUTSTANDING ART! ;-)
Daniel Inskeep commented on May 25, 2012 4:01pm
Brian Foo commented on May 26, 2012 8:33am
Thanks so much Wayne and Daniel!
MAAN Design Studio commented on June 3, 2012 6:17pm
Nice unique style.
Matthew Wade commented on June 3, 2012 11:31pm
Some super stunning work on here. Cheers!
Brian Foo commented on June 5, 2012 10:50am
Thank you Maan and Matthew!
Nicholas Smith commented on June 6, 2012 1:16am
wow! beautiful illustration !!!
Brian Foo commented on June 11, 2012 11:00am
Thank you Nicholas!
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