What are they? Magical, perfect, captivating indoor clouds, created by artist Berndnaut Smilde. Clouds have never looked as beautiful as they do re-imagined by Mr. Smilde.
So what’s the science behind these unique creations? Vital ingredients include water, temperature, dampness and a fog machine. After getting the conditions just right (and with the help of water strategically misted into the air), Mr. Smilde sprays a burst of fog from a fog machine. The result is a stunning, fluffy, cottony cloud, suspended in the least likely of all places: indoors.
And in the blink of an eye, the masterpiece is gone. An ever so brief moment in time, but fortunately for us, one captured on film.
[Photo: Berndnaut Smilde, Nimbus II, 2012, 75 x 112 cm, Hotel Maria Kapel, Hoorn, NL, courtesy of the artist and Ronchini Gallery]
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