Cloud Descending, 2013

Plaster Gauze face mask, Pressed Sand mold, Molten Glass pour.

Image by Jake Kapusta, 2013


Cloud Descending is a self portrait that explores the physical sensation of depression or anxiety presenting itself out of the blue - as a cloud descending on the mind, and the weight that comes with it.

This piece was created during my residence at The Oxbow School of Art & Artist Residency in summer, 2013. Cloud Descending originates from one of several plaster face castings that took during that time. It stands as a relic of the storms which hung overhead at that time, which have long since subsided.