Created in January 2006 while in residence at ThreeWalls in Chicago, this
site-specific installation was created for a small storage space located off
of the main gallery. Cloud Room was originally conceived as a meditation
on the form and structure of clouds, specifically how their physical
appearance changes as they interact with light.
The walls of the original space were covered in paper and an angled ceiling
was built in order to provide an expansive and even surface and to reinforce
the idea of sky and atmosphere. The cloud formations were created by
adhering thousands of small hand-cut and hand-drawn circles to the walls,
ceiling and floor. The interactive piece allows viewers to adjust the
lighting, transitioning from full incandescent to full UV light. The ability
to vary the lighting effects the depth of field perceived by the viewer.
The variation in in size and placement of the cut paper pieces used to
create the cloud forms also reinforces this sense of transformed space.
Detail under primarily incandescent light