Click on the still below to watch the robotic clouds roam about Philip Bloom Gallery in Nantucket.
Recurring dreams are visuals that beg to be materialized in the physical world. My series, Manifested Cumulus, stems from a recurring dream where a dark obscure cloud appears and engulfs my surroundings. A friend suggested that I draw the cloud and allow it to take on life in the real world. After completing the drawing, the cloud disappeared from my dreams and instead, manifested itself into my art. By unleashing a subconscious formation into my life, it has taken over my creative process.
This series serves as the next step in giving life to my recurring dream. By incorporating video and moving sculptures, I'm able to give the original idea mobility in the real world. The video portion of this series functions as a literal expression of being haunted by a form. Even when I’m not creating, the idea is still present. The roaming robotic clouds serve to consume the space with their presence and move freely about. By interacting with visitors of the gallery, they have the potential to penetrate new minds and multiply in existence.