This is a large rotating glass bessel is filled with water and sands. When rotate the glass ball, the swirling water sculpts the sand into an amamzing pattern of underwater dune and an unexpected hurricane (like cloud) generate.
From studios’ description of this work, “My artworks frequently incorporate flowing water, fog, sand and light to create complex and continually changing systems. Many of these works can be seen as “observatories” in that they frame and enhance our perception of natural phenomena. I am intrigued with the way patterns can emerge when things flow. These patterns are not static objects, they are patterns of behavior – recurring themes in nature.”
There is a common point with other projects like The Weather Project, Rain Room, etc: natural phenomenon are replicated in a reachable way that audience can get cloese to and experience them, and they no more far away from us. Also, the form of natural phenomenon are all in aesthentics, maybe because of the original phenomenon are astonished as well. Beauty is vital for the notion of sublime.