an installation of more approximately 20,000 colorless prism rods forms a gigantic sculpture of light by tokujin yoshiokathe japanese designer’s ‘prismatic cloud’ installation will be one in a series of art projects exhibited at the allen centre in downtown houston, texas.

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displayed in the main hall of the mixed-used skyscraper, prismatic cloud employs the use of light to transcend concepts of shape. suspended from the ceiling and seemingly floating in the air, transparent layers allow light to permeate to create the formation reminiscent of a cloud.

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tokujin yoshioka has made a habit of elegantly recreating aspects of nature. back in 2015 he exhibited ‘tornado’, a sculpture made from more than 2 million straws, and more recently an installation of glass works reflected the designer’s notion of light as art

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the installation is on permanent display at the allen center in houston texas. it is one in a series of artworks that form part of the reimagining of allen centre, a project which hopes to transform the mixed-use skyscraper into a cultural hub.

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