The Cloud

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Title: The Cloud
Photo Credit: Marty Snortum
Lead Artist(s):

Description:
<p>The artwork for the Spur 1966 roundabout speaks to both motorists and pedestrians moving through the road and sidewalk that comprise the installation site. Inspiration for &quot;The Cloud&quot; was drawn from the iconic Bhutanese architecture used prominently throughout the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) campus. The artwork pays reverence to both the country of Bhutan, also known as the &quot;Kingdom in the Clouds&quot; and to the City of El Paso&#39;s open skies which feature equally impressive cloud formations. The artist spent months searching for a picture of the perfect cloud that was then rendered into individual, kinetic panels. Thousands of hinged, stainless steel flaps make up &quot;The Cloud&quot;. When wind fills the atmosphere, the flaps participate in a kinetic illusion mimicking the movement of actual clouds.</p>
PROJECT LOCATION

Streetscape
University
Roundabout is located on the campus of the University of Texas El Paso
Spur 1966 Roundabout
El Paso, TX 79902
United States

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PROJECT TEAM

City of El Paso - Public Art Program
Texas Department of Transportation
mcadinfo@elpasotexas.gov
Texas Department of Transportation
JunoWorks, University of Texas El Paso
Kevin Manning
PROJECT DETAILS

Permanent
500,000
$500,000 and above
Percent-for-Art
Sculpture
Metal
2016
2017