Cloudy with a chance of awesome

In Inspiration

GroupA few weeks ago I had a chance to see an amazing interactive sculpture on display during the Free State Festival in Lawrence, KS. Titled simply, “CLOUD,” this piece is the work of Caitlind r.c. Brown and Wayne Garrett.Cloud signThe sculpture was on display for just one week and required dark conditions to be fully appreciated. I was lucky enough to be there on the final evening of the installation.Light detailInitially I spent time simply examining the piece and trying to capture it from various angles. I wanted the full “cloud” view and also the chance to see some of the details up close. After a time, though, I started to focus on the crowd and their smiles of wonder as they interacted with the piece.Kids looking upYou see, the “rain” coming out of the cloud was actually a collection of chains that could be pulled to turn lights in the cloud off and on. People of all ages were having a blast pulling the chains to see the resulting changes in the sculpture.Man smilingThe smiles of joy were wonderful to see. I have to believe that the artists would be smiling, too, to see the happiness this brought to the crowd.Man looking upHave you encountered a piece of art recently that made you smile? I’d love to know about it!

~Leslie

 

 

 

 

6 Comments

    • Maite, it was here such a short time (just one week)! So I felt lucky to see it. What fun it was!

    • Thanks, Michelle! It was definitely a good place for people-watching.

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