The aerial photographs used in Cloudgrids were taken over the USA in 1999 on a flight between New York and Los Angeles. The clouds and their shadows seemed to be plotted onto the grid of the Midwest.
The photographs were enlarged, divided into sections and then screen-printed in black on white paper. I then cut away the land from each image section, leaving behind the lines of human and geological marks in the land, the white clouds and their dark shadows.
Cloudgrids are organised into different constellations for each installation, each of which sets up new ‘narrative strands’ within the work and occupies space in a different way. Some have have also been sold as individually framed images.
See Mireille Lavoie’s essay on the installation Cloudgrids 3 in Quebec City for a more detailed reading.