A small aside- all these alchemical prints feature beautiful clouds, from divine curtains to billowing alchemical experiments.

dry ice

My flatmates and I spent an exciting evening producing clouds in our kitchen using dry ice from a CO2 fire extinguisher. We achieved varying degrees of success, partly by learning from this young scientist in his shed laboratory:

Now that I’m thinking of making clouds it seems as though everybody’s at it.

Architects seem to have a particular fascination with cloud production:

penilla asif

‘Cloud’ by Pernilla and Asif, 2011

My most coveted man-made cloud is by Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde:

gallery cloud

‘Smilde, who lived in Amsterdam, said he wanted to make the image of a typical Dutch rain cloud, inside of a space. ‘I imagined walking into a classical museum hall with just empty walls,’ he said. ‘There was nothing to see except for a rain cloud hanging around in the room.’


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