But (even so), if they repent, establish regular prayers, and practise regular charity,- they are your brethren in Faith: (thus) do We explain the Signs in detail, for those who understand.
New York, Site Unseen
Before he saw New York for the first time, earlier this year, Jean Michel Folon, a young French architect-turned-artist, prefigured the city scene from visions in his mind's eye. As revealed in the accompanying drawings, his expectations led him to picture a cityscape of labyrinthine streets; jigsaw patterns of inchoate forms; lonely, preoccupied pedestrians; towering thickets of TV antennae; and a bewilderment of newsprint that, beyond control, transmogrifies into endlessly windowed facades-and one aspiring tree. Folon, far from disenchanted by his visit to the city, finds his fantasies are now reshaping after splintering on unexpected actualities.