SKY IMPRESSIONS AND OTHER THOUGHTS by Laura Cloud

Join us for our Opening Reception, Friday, Nov. 7 from 6-9 pm

Laura Cloud is known for her mixed media installations that use voice, sound and scent as part of the sensuous expression of her ideas. She perceives of a work as something sensory, which we inhabit. We are asked to be “there”, as if we as audience are part of the installation.  In this work, Sky Impressions, we are asked to be present to notice something from our universal everyday lives; here, we see the variations of mood from a small patch of sky, which changes with the humidity, time of day, location and light.  We experience the many subtle shifts of color, light and impressions.  Because the works are printed on artists’ paper, the works appear to be subtle paintings, with the image softly embedded in its material support.  Here, photograph seems not mechanical, but something hand-made, as if light and color has been infused into the paper surface.  The work is rich with atmosphere, and engages our universal love of nature.