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Beautifully Dreamy Photos of Cotton Clouds by Alexis Mire

For years, we've been captivated by the beautiful work of photographer Alexis Mire. The young Boston-based artist never ceases to amaze us with her intriguingly surreal images, and The Cotton Series certainly doesn't disappoint. We see intimate and mysterious compositions that revolve around white and fluffy cotton-esque clouds. Sometimes, the soft form is under her control, while other times Mire watches it from both near and afar.

The series presents us with the many forms in which a cloud can take. It's seen as a cold breath outside and the steam that's flowing from a teapot. An all-encompassing cotton surface cradles two subjects in love and suggests the metaphor for being on “cloud nine.” Throughout every image, it seems to be representative of daydreaming and the fantastic things that our mind can come up with, if only we'd slow down and let it wander.

If you enjoy Mire's work, be sure check out her other photographs in the My Modern Met shop.

Alexis Mire Flickr and website

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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