Master's degree final project, designed at Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, under the supervision of professor Gra?ka Lange.
"How does a city operate? Permanently. From dusk till dawn. From the perspective of a pedestrian and from a bird's eye view. In macro and micro scale. In short, it works totally and it is difficult to show in a reliable way, how does it happen. But Joasia managed to do it. Her archetypical city - New York, ?ód?, Berlin, Warsaw and Vienna in one - includes everything typical for a metropolitan area (you just need to find it in the maze of details): an equestrial statue with a pigeon sitting on the rider's head, highways, peacocks, shopping centre, giraffes, lion, foodtrucks, billboards, amusement park, financial centre, ice cream booth, colourful town houses, squares, swimming pool, fountain, skateboarders, old ladies with walking sticks, airport, and a lot of children. All in colour, sometimes sketchy, some other time accurately, with a wealth of detail and staffage.
I have to add that it must be a democratic city, because no aspect is more important than any other: wealth than ordinary life, rush than a stroll, pedestrains than cars, dogs than cats, redidents than houses, night than day. Leisure and work, sleep and traffic jams. This world is a little better than the real one, because there I found no thieves nor homeless people, no prison nor a brothel, but in fact there is a chaos and ugliness together with attractions and pleasures. You have to follow an arrow when flipping pages, enter the city limits starting with chaos of suburbs and highways, spend all day there and leave in the streaks of night life citylights. A book drawn with several felt pens, a mechanism for time-and-space travel. You can go through it again and again, because there is always something new to discover - children love it.” - Gra?ka Lange