Cleveland Public Art : White Cloud

White Cloud was commissioned by the Cleveland Museum of Art in partnership with Cleveland Public Art. The project was selected from approximately two dozen ideas to become the backdrop for the museum's annual Summer Solstice party, which attracts over 5,000 people.

CPA and artist Mark Reigelman spent nearly two weeks constructing White Cloud, which appeared to float against the exterior of the ceremonial entrance to the Cleveland Museum of Art. Comprised of nearly 100 eight-foot weather balloons, a dozen 22-foot steel poles, and rope, White Cloud was a soft, organic complement to the symmetrical grandness of the Museum. When the wind blew, the balloons appeared to dance precariously above the ground, in stark contrast to the sturdiness of the Museum's marble walls. White Cloud was spectacularly lit by local lighting designers at Vincent Lighting.

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Posted: July 13th, 2010
at 12:52pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: art,architecture

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