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.

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'happy cloud' by stuart semple

'happy cloud' by stuart semple

'happy cloud' by stuart semple

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