“Cities, like dreams, are made of desires and fears, even if the thread of their discourse is secret,
their rules are absurd, their perspectives are deceitful, and everything conceals something else.”
–Invisible Cities, Italo Calvino
Colleen Corradi Brannigan studied art in Italy majoring in architecture, a theme she later developed in her “Invisible Cities” series (inspired by Italo Calvino’s 1972 novel of the same name) over the course of ten years. After attending the Art Students League in New York, her works, as well as her preferred technique, changed. The visual abstractions and surrealism in some of the Cities alternate with those more descriptive ones, and the conceptual ones alternate with the concrete ones. This is why her series of “Invisible Cities” were created employing different techniques and appear totally different one from another. You can see more of Colleen’s work at http://www.cittainvisibili.com/artista/index-en.htm.