Cloud gazing is no longer an activity reserved for the outdoors, thanks to these life-like but surreal indoor clouds created by Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde. Using a method he first developed in 2010 (see second photo), Smilde created “NIMBUS II”, a raincloud that hovers in an indoor space. The clouds are generated using a smoke machine, but Smilde must carefully monitor a room’s humidity and atmosphere in order to get the smoke to hang so elegantly, and with such life-like form. Backlighting is used to bring out shadows from within the cloud, to give it that look of a looming and ominous rain cloud. Smilde says his purpose was to give form to “physical presence found within transitional space.”
Source: Designbloom