Happy Cloud!

Remember wayyyyy back forever ago FRQ posted this fantastic video of a cloud sculpture for us to enjoy? I even commented that I wanted that in my life! Well the ghosts of this website must have granted my wish, because the cloud sculpture came to Minneapolis!

Under the Cloud. #onlyinmn #art #vscocam #cloud #sculpture

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Artists Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett collected burnt out light bulbs from their community to build the interactive sculpture of 6,000 incandescent bulbs. The viewer can pull the strings of the everyday interior light bulbs turning them off and on, participating in the process of the installation and interacting with other visitors.

Two friends and I visited the Weisman Art Museum last Saturday to see the Cloud itself. We were fortunate to happen upon it during a lull in visitor traffic and had it to ourselves for a bit. We turned the entire cloud off, and then back on, which you can see in this timelapse that my friend Steph created and graciously allowed me to share with you.

There's a storm a brewin'! #art #cloud

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Here are a few more (quite large…sorry not sorry) photos below so you can see the cloud structure up close!

Overall, it was a very cool interactive piece. If it comes to your city, I would highly recommend seeing it.

Bonus: Sheep sculpture photo for Flanny.

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8 Responses to Happy Cloud!

  1. flanny says:

    Ooh, how cool and how cool to be able to be alone with it! How long did it take you to light it all up?

    • Sota says:

      Not that long really. It’s more just that you keep going “oh theres another one…and another” because it brightens up quick, but then there are even more bulbs you realize you didn’t turn on yet.

      The outside shell of bulbs are the collected burnt out ones that aren’t attached to the strings. In the 4th image you can kind of tell how there is an interior network of working lightbulbs, those are the ones you can turn off and on.

  2. FRQ says:

    Love the timelapse video. Is the first image also animated, or my phone just spazzing out?

  3. collin0truckasaurus says:

    This is incredibly cool! Thank you so much for sharing with us!

  4. martinmegz says:

    That is cirrusly cool

  5. Kate says:

    So THIS is the cloud. Huh.

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