Illustration Friday: Gravity


Laputa is a fictional place from the book Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift. It is a "floating island" that flies above the surface of the earth, defying gravity. Laputa can be maneuvered by its inhabitants in any direction using magnetic levitation. The population of the island mainly consists of educated people, who are fond of mathematics, astronomy, music and technology, but fail to make practical use of their knowledge.

illustrationKimberly Coles