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Cloud Perspective: Space, Mass and Mood 2015 
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Cloud Perspective: Space, Mass and Mood 2015 
by Sandra Gottlieb

After photographing the seashore for the last 15 years, I have turned to the heavens on my journey to create art, employing a minimalist aesthetic influenced by artists such as Rothko and Milton Avery. 

Clouds have long been objects of fascination, as in John Constable’s paintings. They represent an “organ of sentiment”, and are exercises in representing space, mass, and mood. The poet John Clare also uses clouds to represent states of mind for which he lacked a language. 

Mood is like the weather, changing and unformed, yet always with us.
In classical landscape painting, weather and mood converge on the drama
of the sky. 

Clouds mount, mass, tower, or darken. They provide a barometer of feeling. 

As with the waves, I have used the clouds to create images of form and texture; using a light/dark aesthetic to express states of mind that are elusive and transient. The movement and rhythm of the clouds evoke the familiar play of light and shadow. Weighty and substantial bodies of minute droplets, they mysteriously combine visibility and volume without surface. 

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