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A small universe is created when digital video footage of light reflecting off of water is projected onto weather balloons inflated to seven feet in diameter

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Weather balloons inflated to seven feet in diameter serve as projection screens for digital video footage of light reflecting off of water in nature.

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Each balloon showcases a dedicated video file compiled of the colors, textures, and camera angles of a specific site.

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2016
latex weather balloons, wood, five-channel digital projection

Five weather balloons inflated to seven feet in diameter serve as projection screens for digital video footage of light reflecting off of water in nature. A dedicated video file for each sphere plays footage shot on location at five important water sites in the Pacific Northwest: Puget Sound, Hanford Reach (Columbia River), Grand Coulee Dam, Bull Run Watershed (outside of Portland, Oregon), and irrigation canals (Yakima Valley, Washington). The projected images are bent by the contours of the balloon, creating the illusion that the orbs are spinning.

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Left to right, footage from: Hanford Reach (Columbia River), irrigation canals (Yakima Valley, WA), Grand Coulee Dam, Puget Sound.

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The projections only cast images on one side of each balloon. The colors and movement of light pass through to the backsides of each sphere.

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The contours of the orbs stretch and distort the video footage- making each sphere look as though it is spinning in place.

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This universe is created by simple timeless moments - the micro becomes macro.