Cities of You

City #21: Ollena (Allen F)

16 x 20", Gouache and Colored Pencil on Paper

The tall conical buildings of Ollena are covered by a thin layer of flowing, semitransparent fabric. It is unknown why, but you are lighter in Ollena. You can jump higher, you can run faster and farther without fatigue. You fall more slowly. Some say it is the fabric that pulls you near to it, because if you jump high enough, you can get drawn into the fabric's gravity. Those lucky enough to experience this float along Ollena's moving blanket and feel its interior, which is said to feel more like liquid than cloth, until they gently float down to the city floor below.