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!
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.
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.