City is a book by Alessandro Baricco that influenced me greatly in recent years. City is also the name of my 2016 graduation project that tries to recreate the mysterious and whimsical world of Gould, a child genius and lost boy.

The illustrations are my own interpretations of specific parts of the book, with added layers of conceptual explanations of particular paragraphs and their visual combinations. Therefore, the illustrations themselves are only referencing the narrative of the text, rather than conveying it directly, while focusing on key points to tell Gould’s story but also so much more; together they form a body, albeit a dysfunctional one.