A dream of NYC as Pompeii in ruins.  Acrylic paint, collage on canvas. 30 x 36 inch.  2015

 

 A  few years after I moved to NYC from Tokyo, I dreamt NYC as Pompeii in ruins. I was a ghost of a prostitute girl who is living in there as she believes the city is still active and shine. When I woke up, I was amazed by the intense metaphor of the cities --- Pompeii was known as 'City of Pleasure' where the prostitution, art and music were their national project just like NYC back in the day. But wait, why am I a ghost of a prostitute girl in Pompeii in ruins?