Cloudy With a Chance of Awesome
Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde really has his head in the clouds. Specifically, he’s deep in thought, wondering how to create clouds indoors. As these pictures show, he’s gotten pretty good at it.
So, how does he manage to trap one of nature’s most magical amalgamations? Well, he doesn’t – not really – although he does come close. Smilde uses a smoke machine to create the fluffy white stuff, but that’s where the challenge begins.
From there, he has to very carefully manipulate the temperature and humidity in the room where his work is displayed. When done correctly, the clouds hang in place, part performance, part ethereal sculpture. With a little back light for effect, they transform any space, although the artist is careful to choose venues that emphasize the dramatic associations that go along with bringing weather indoors.
While Zatista is indeed awesome, we can’t send you clouds. We can, however, send you awesome paintings of clouds. If owning a painting is more up your alley than owning a cloud, then check out our clouds today. They’re heavenly!
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