Plywood, foam, steel pipe, linen, handbuilt and slipcast porcelain, steel wire, stainless steel cable. Dimensions variable, height approximately 7 ft. 2012.
Clouds collect and disperse and are both ephemeral and physical. Cloud Patterns translates a cloud shape into a steel and porcelain structure. The function of a cloud is re-imagined as part of the culture cycle, collecting and dispersing cascading patterns of porcelain flowers. Four initial patterns expand to seven and honor Native American, Asian, African, and European cultures important to Seattle's development.