Netherlandish artist Berndnaut Smilde has been making the blog rounds this week because of his incredible, amazing, [insert your own awesome adjective here] cloud sculptures (above). Yes, you read that right. Smilde has actually made clouds in the galleries of his exhibitions. They are not models of clouds, but actual clouds he has made out of water and air. Cool, right? I would love to see one of his installations in person.
But that's not all! Turns out Smilde's other works is pretty impressive too, including the scale architectural models (top) which he has shrouded under a frozen cloud of smoke. Apparently frozen smoke is the lightest solid material on earth at 99.8% air. Crazy! The other works, as you can see, are also fascinating, featuring everything from tangled exhaust tubing, miniature scenes, and wall hanging sculpture.
If you interest is piqued (and it should be!) you can check out all of Smilde's work here.
(thanks to swissmiss for the tip.)