Cities of You

City #25: Vallahine (Harlan L)

16 x 20", Gouache and Pen on Paper

Vallahine is a city that reflects itself across a deep crevasse. The reflection, curiously enough, is about two hours ahead in time. However, due to a heavy fog, the citizens of Vallahine cannot take advantage of this phenomenon- nor can they confirm or deny the specter is actually a reflection of their city. Skeptical citizens challenge the theory by attempting to deliberately resist falling into the fate presented by the city’s counterpart. However, at the moment of truth, things somehow always fall into place without warning, like the transition between dream and awakening. There is also the theory that Vallahine is in fact the reflection of the true city, an echo.