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'happy cloud'
Feb 25, 2009

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'happy cloud' by stuart semple
feb 25, 2009
'happy cloud' by stuart semple


it’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a giant happy face cloud? that is right your eyes aren’t fooling you, those clouds
are shaped like giant happy faces. the concept behind this strange artwork is the creation of young british
artist stuart semple. the clouds were displayed earlier today in london near the tate modern. semple explained
his motivation, ‘I just wanted to make a piece of work that would cheer people up a bit.’ he continued saying,
‘I know at times like this it’s easy to make creativity a low priority but i want to show that on a very human
level an artistic idea might be able to do something important even for a fleeting moment.’ the piece was
created using helium, soap and vegetable dye. semple release one pink-tinged cloud every 7 seconds, with
each lasting only 30 minutes. 2057 completely biodegradable clouds were released in total.


http://www.stuartsemple.com


images © ellis scott, 2009 stuart semple industries

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