During my time in Taipei I've realized that there's something a bit different about Tianmu. The people who live there seem to become more deeply connected to the place in a way I've only noticed happen with a couple of other districts. I'm frequently contacted by people who, having left the area, want something to help keep that connection alive, or simply remember the great times they've had there. It was in that vein that this piece was commisisioned and I'm excited to offer prints of it!
The district is full of dense high rises but it's also nestled between forested hills with large areas of parkland. It was one of the first areas in the city to have an expat population and it's still a popular place for foreigners to live. One of the early buildings from the first wave of expats, the Tianmu White House, features near the center of the drawing. Other recognizble places include the American and Japanese schools, Tianmu Baseball Stadium, Takeshima Department Store, Veterans Hospital, and Tianmu Park.
This map was originally drawn in pencil and took well over 150 hours to create. It's at a close enough scale that you should be able to recognize individual windows. The smaller version makes a great gift and is the perfect size for an alcove. Custom sizing is available too!
I print on archival fine art paper and a canvas option of the same quality. These materials reproduce the finest details perfectly and with good care they will last over a century. The only real difference between them is that the canvas can be stretched over a frame.
For more information about the drawing and some process shots take a look at the webpage here: https://www.tomrookart.com/tianmu
Delivery within Taiwan is free! While I usually keep a couple of the smaller prints in stock the larger ones may take a few days to get ready.
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