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“Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.” - Tupac
Cloud gazing is no longer an activity reserved for the outdoors, thanks to these life-like but surreal indoor clouds created by Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde. Using a method he first developed in 2010 (see second photo), Smilde created “NIMBUS II”, a raincloud that hovers in an indoor space. The clouds are generated using a smoke machine, but Smilde must carefully monitor a room’s humidity and atmosphere in order to get the smoke to hang so elegantly, and with such life-like form. Backlighting is used to bring out shadows from within the cloud, to give it that look of a looming and ominous rain cloud. Smilde says his purpose was to give form to “physical presence found within transitional space.”

Cloud gazing is no longer an activity reserved for the outdoors, thanks to these life-like but surreal indoor clouds created by Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde. Using a method he first developed in 2010 (see second photo), Smilde created “NIMBUS II”, a raincloud that hovers in an indoor space. The clouds are generated using a smoke machine, but Smilde must carefully monitor a room’s humidity and atmosphere in order to get the smoke to hang so elegantly, and with such life-like form. Backlighting is used to bring out shadows from within the cloud, to give it that look of a looming and ominous rain cloud. Smilde says his purpose was to give form to “physical presence found within transitional space.”

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