In Clouds, telescoping light boxes project cast lead crystal snowflakes onto a portable planetarium dome. These objects were made individually by altering mass-produced pressed glass pieces, and turning them into one of a kind glass snowflakes.
Human perception can be altered through architectural tactics, especially that of the heavenly vaulting found in cathedrals. In these cathedrals, the structure provides a vast humbling experience, while provoking a sense of awe and wonder. The 360-degree luminous fields observed while using a kaleidoscope creates a pattern reminiscent of stained glass found in cathedrals. The effect created resembles individual snowflakes, creating the illusion of being in an astral storm. This evokes a remarkable sense of being alive. Seemingly unlimited patterns appear and disappear: “colors, shapes, forms and patterns combine in ever-changing, seldom repeating relationships.”13 The image can be thought of as a metaphor for the world, with diversity in its pieces but symmetrical unification when viewed in its totality.