Art@Site Laura Haddad Cloud Washington

Laura Haddad



Angle Lake Station
How much vipes can we feel between us? Could this look like Cloud by Laura Haddad?
It starts with looking at each other.
To see within eye distance.
Share what keeps you going.
Show feelings like interest, disappointment, joy.
Experience safety with each other, each feeling may be there.
Having patience, exploring each other’s boundaries, trying again, still feeling openness.
Finding borders from outrage to excitement.
Having even more patience, be able to endure, help one another, to become familiar with each other.
To switch between the extremes, such as surprise, sadness, passion. I think this could be done among the people; some of them.
By Theo,

Hoeveel vipes kunnen wij voelen tussen ons? Zou dit eruit kunnen zien zoals Cloud van Laura Haddad?
Het begint met elkaar aankijken.
Elkaar naderen binnen oogafstand.
Uitwisselen wat je bezig houdt.
Gevoelens tonen zoals interesse, teleurstelling, plezier.
Veiligheid ervaren bij elkaar; elk gevoel mag er zijn.
Veel geduld hebben, elkaars grenzen verkennen, steeds opnieuw proberen, nog steeds openheid ervaren.
Uiterste grenzen vinden van verontwaardiging tot euforie.
Nog méér geduld hebben, kunnen incasseren, elkaar helpen, vertrouwd raken bij elkaar.
Kunnen schakelen tussen alle uitersten zoals verbazing, verdriet, vervoering. Volgens mij kan dit gebeuren tussen mensen; soms even.
Door Theo,
Cloud is a suspended sculpture at Sound Transit’s Angle Lake light rail station, a mile and a half south of Sea-Tac Airport. The kinetic, illuminated Cloud hovers over the elevated station platform that straddles S. 200th Street. The sculpture is 48-feet-long and 26-feet-high and composed of over 6000 acrylic discs in shades of white, violet, yellow, orange, pink, and silver. The discs hang from stainless steel cables strung horizontally between large curved structural columns that act as conceptual arms holding the Cloud. From a distance the five-inch diameter discs coalesce into a 3D cumulus cloud shape. When viewed up close the gently fluttering discs create an immersive environment of light and motion.
Wind moves and spins the discs individually as sunlight causes them to shimmer and glow, making the Cloud serve as a sculptural barometer of local weather. At night colored LED floodlights illuminate the Cloud in sunset hues that slowly fade to blue as a train approaches thstation. The art heightens people’s perception of their surroundings and creates a memorable landmark that is visible from east and west approaches along S. 200th Street and from airplanes landing and taking off at SeaTac International Airport.
Laura Haddad and Tom Drugan’s collaboration as an artist team began in 2001 and has fostered a wide range of innovative site-specific public art commissions and plans. Their Seattle-based studio, Haddad|Drugan LLC, operates at intersections of art, architecture, landscape, and theater, and includes collaborators adept at detail design, computer modeling and drafting, physical modeling, and graph