How Indoor Clouds Work


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Author's Note: How Indoor Clouds Work

Contemporary art isn't really my bag a lot of the time -- although I think everybody loves a good, inventive large-scale installation -- but I remember first reading about this set of pieces on a materials blog I enjoy. The Magritte references immediately caught my eye, but eventually Smilde's ideas -- about the transition in scale from "impossibly large" to "in the room," as well as his ideas about preserving the clouds through photography, and his larger context about information in the modern age, informed the visual with even more interesting artistic meaning.

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