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Cloud Chamber for the Trees and Sky (work of art)

Artwork Info

Artist
Chris Drury
Artist Details
British
1948-
Created
2003
Dimensions
Approx. diameter:
12 ft. (3.66 m)

About

Chris Drury creates functioning sculptures in the landscape that appear almost as organic outgrowths of the natural world. This cloud chamber, one of a series, operates as a walk-in camera obscura, or pinhole camera, with a small opening in the roof as the aperture. Once inside (with the door closed for optimal effect), the viewer sees an inverted image of the sky on the floor of the chamber. Instead of looking up at the sky, trees, and clouds, the viewer looks down on them. Drury has reoriented perspective.

 

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  • Cloud Chamber for the Trees and Sky by Chris Drury

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Credit

Commissioned by the North Carolina Museum of Art with funds from the North Carolina State Art Society (Robert F. Phifer Bequest)