Installation: copper wire, prescription eyeglass lenses, fishing line, time lapse video of desert night sky
10 feet by 12 feet by 3 feet (variable)
Who doesn't love as a child to lie on the grass and stare up at the clouds drifting by, their Latin names enchanting the ear: cirrus ("a curl of hair"), cumulus ("a heap"), and stratus ("layer"). This site-specific work at HB Experimental in San Diego, California explored the wonderment of the clouds, but twisted our view of the billowing masses from something above us, to something that is us. The "clouds" were woven with simple fishing line and copper wire, which in addition to being humans' oldest metal is the best conductor of electricity. The "clouds" held not raindrops but prescription eyeglass lenses that play with the ambient light and the twinkling of stars that is projected upon them. What do we see when we gaze upon the heavens as adults? Instead of reflecting the sun, the clouds in this work reflected each viewer"s perception.