The Ball Clouds were inspired by observing cloud formations and crystal structures at the Museum of Mineralogy, Paris and subsequent visits to the Natural History Museum, London. The first Ball Clouds were glazed in a white froth and they have gradually become larger in scale and more colourful, taking on an otherworldly existence.
Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama creates obsessive paintings she calls ‘Infinity Nets’. The nets in her paintings can be read as obscuring screens that allow only a partial view of what lies behind or beyond. Like her paintings, the Ball Clouds recall the timeless beauty of the skeletal, grid and mesh structures in nature where no part within the system is exactly the same and the shapes mutate producing tension.
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