NEW CANAAN, US: Japanese artist Fujiko Nakaya spent a year painstakingly recording and examining weather data as she studied ways to shroud architect Philip Johnson’s Glass House in fog. In the end, she largely gave up on the idea of precisely calibrating the fog and instead let nature take its course and shape the mist. “Nature is the mold and wind sculpts it. To let it tell its own story is the whole point,” Nakaya said in an interview. “But that’s just half of the story. You must get inside the fog and experience it physically. It is a most primary experience. It liberates your sense, your imagination.” The octogenarian artist has crafted sculptures out of fog around the world for the past 45 years, wrapping fields, forests, children’s play parks and public plazas in fine mist. She shapes the intangible formations using nozzles calibrated to respond to local conditions such as winds and humidity.–AFP