oil on board
40.6 x 61 cm
Collection of the Owens Art Gallery
Purchased with funds from the Ruth Lockhart Eisenhauer Art Fund
CIRRUS clouds are formed entirely by ICE CRYSTALS in the highest regions of the atmosphere. Many cirrus clouds look like the wispy locks of hair after which the species is named. More precisely the UNCINUS variety look like hooked punctuation marks, FIBRATUS like celestial brushstrokes, and VERTEBRATUS like a giant fish bone in the sky, with streaks of cloud radiating from a central spine.