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Artificial Cloud


100 S Boston Ave

Tulsa, OK 74103


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"Artificial Cloud" was created by Bob Haozous, Chiricahua Apache, and was installed in 1992 between Archer Avenue and First Street on the Boston Avenue Pedestrian Bridge. The tall, rusting steel cloud is a silent commentary on man's love of technology and the destructiveness that can come from that love. 

Rustic metal and large lugs on the first pedestal represent chains of submission on Indians after their first meeting with westerners. A second pedestal has a two-dimensional narrative showing human figures without hands, in an over-populated environment and a sky filled with a mass of airplanes. The cloud represents threatened hope.