Clouds
2006
Peter Simpson
Natural and synthetic materials

This piece, a companion to Raindrops, creates a different kind of tension between tradition and postmodernity. Here the clouds of the title appear as something like cotton balls, reminding the viewer not only of the hackneyed metaphor of cottony clouds but also of the common use of cotton balls to represent clouds in the crafts of schoolchildren. The piece jars the image away from conventionality by encasing that substance in a flexible plastic that reveals the tension created by the pressure of the clouds within.

< >

studio 916
the art of peter simpson

home

boundary
raindrops
clouds
valentine
blue in green
wax
greeting card
triptych
bloom
horses
twist