DataClouds is a singular sculpture reaching a height 46-feet with wind-blown sails made of thousands of brightly polished stainless steel bits (“data”), which form two graceful “clouds” overhead. The sails are balanced on precision bearings with a compound axis of rotation, creating everchanging and surprising visuals.
Think of the complex and beautiful movement of DataClouds as an allegory for our data-driven world. The sails are held high in the air by a spiral tube, which will also rotate by wind and human power. This creates a true “three body problem” with unpredictable and complex motions. The base is a rotating stone bench that allows both play and rest, as well as activating the sculpture above.