"Originally for Professor Nina Edwards Anker’s Fall 2017 Arts Workshop, 'Environmental Design and Architecture,'
‘Nuage’ explores the relationship between the user and their environment—specifically the sun. Wood paneling, acrylic, and repurposed aluminum window screening were used to form a flexible and movable shade screen—it’s both a tool to control light conditions and a sculptural element meant to evoke a cloud. The screen is not only an artistic tool but a means of mitigating the environment’s impact on the interior space—a sort of skin between the occupant and the solar conditions. Meant to evoke an organic, cloud-like structure and create an intricate shadow, the screen is easily manipulated. Created with the optimum conditions for an art studio in mind, a wood panel blocks the hot and high summer sun, and the semi-transparent mesh lets through the lower, weaker winter light. Through a scale model as well as diagrams, the screen’s function of obscuring, reflecting, or becoming transparent were recognized—using repurposed materials."