Curiosity Cloud, 2015–2019
Each bulb in this immersive installation contains a hand-fabricated replica of a different insect, many from New York and the surrounding area. Some species are found commonly in nature, others are endangered or extinct, and still others are invasive. Curiosity Cloud unites species of insects that would never coexist in the natural world. Moving through the installation activates the insects to flutter within their bulbs, facilitating a dialogue with nature.
It is credited
Courtesy of mischer'traxler Studio.
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Nature—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.