Amongst friends who’ve visited Paris, this is one of my most popular pieces. While I avoid the Metro subway system as often as I can*, I respect that it’s a functioning, useful, and inexpensive way to jet around the city quickly. The fact that there’s a stop every few hundred metres is handy, too; if you regret your decision to walk your penance is fleeting.
*This is as much for aesthetic reasons as practical ones – if I’m to be stifled without air conditioning, I might as well do so while walking through the architectural wonderland above.
My artworks are toner photo prints, handcrafted on 8×8″ wood blocks. To differentiate them from my regular photo blocks, I am adding a metal leaf border and a cast-metal fleur de lys clavos at the corner of each piece, which will come with a signed certificate of authenticity indicating that it is a unique print created for the “City of Delight” project. The blocks are freestanding but can also be mounted using hanging hardware (I can provide this upon request, at extra cost). I have set the price of each piece at $75 to reflect Paris’ famous “75” postcode. 20% of my profits will be donated to UNESCO and the UNHCR at the end of 2016.