Berndnaut Smilde's indoor cloud installation is a great example of an artist providing a poignant perspective on water. It brings nature indoors. The juxaposition of the cloud and an architectural (human) interior is wonderful. It symbolizes what Blue Ecology is about: interweaving different perspectives on water, like art and science. My tree carving work is the opposite, but same, to Berndnaut's. I create a human face on a living tree, which grabs the viewer's attention because of the "shifted" viewing context.
I believe that architects and artists can help people appreciate and respect water by integrating water features into architecture.
Berndnaut has kindly agreed to me including a photo of his work in my new essay "Interweaving: transforming sovereign knowledge into collaborative knowledge". This essay is planned for a book arising out of the Downstream conference held at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, March 2012.