New York, NY


Hearst Cloud

Hearst Cloud is a suspended mobile artwork composed of approximately 400 iridescent plastic squares arranged in a cloud formation which are painted with student handprints using stained glass paint. It’s intended to be a tangible representation of the student body - a physical signature of the school in place and time.  Hearst cloud floats gently within the East Lobby space, reflecting and refracting colorful light and casting color across the adjacent walls and floors. The result is a departure from the usual tech/media-enriched artifacts for an elementary school more interested in simple representations than complex data visualization. Still, the 400 dichroic handprints create a pixelated effect when viewed in aggregate.

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Status: Built
Location: Washington, DC, US