18'x6'x10' (LxWxH), SUSPENDED LASER-CUT IRIDESCENT ACRYLIC ON CUSTOM-BUILT ALUMINUM FRAME, 2023, Chapel Hill - NC
Iridescence has profound mystical connotations spanning for centuries and across numerous cultures. It is associated with healing, protection, hope, vitality, and connection with the divine. Active visualization of iridescence surrounding my body is a healing meditation I've used to recover from a car crash and traumatic brain injury which upended my health, personal life, and career in architecture. This installation is structured to facilitate an unrehearsed dance by nature -- one driven by wind and sunshine. The Vital Cloud hovers over visitors, infusing all who pass under it with energy that is healing and protective.
Vital Cloud was the Folded Poetry submission to the UPROAR public arts festival which showcased the work of 60 selected artists from across the Southeastern United States.
Composed of 111 floating iridescent acrylic diamonds suspended from a custom-built aluminum frame, this piece was showcased for one month only during the summer of 2023 on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill, NC.