The exhibit is called ‘Black Cloud’ and it consists of thirty thousand black moths, each one individually attached to the walls and ceiling of the clerestory of the The Power Plant Gallery. Artist Carlos Amorales has reproduced the shapes and sizes of thirty six different species of moth with black paper. They swarm towards the lights and they congregate in the corners. It’s a fascinating display both in the overall composition and in the attention to small details. This installation first appeared at an art gallery in Paris in 2007.
As much as I liked the display, I was glad they weren’t real moths!