Olafur Eliasson is well-known for his large-scale, elemental sculptures and installations. In 2003, he focused his attention on weather and installed ‘The Weather Project’ into the Tate Modern. Using a combination of lights and humidifiers he has tried to recreate the effects of the sun. Eliasson’s aim was to try to highlight the fact that weather has become integrated into part of everyday conversation. Each of his works tries to focus on a specific aesthetic quality within the chosen natural occurrence.
I find Eliasson’s use of light pivotal within his installations and will consider the use of light very carefully in my own simulation in order to achieve the desired effect.