The changes that happened in the 1990s and promoted the sanctity of private property and consumerism also affected cultural values. The perceptions of spatial design of the new owners of Viru Hotel meant that one of the most beautiful and appreciated decor artworks from the early 1970s – the ceiling light of the restaurant on the first floor of the hotel – was taken to the dump. The grandiose chandelier by Mare Soovik and Aet Andresma, called the Cloud, was and still is one of the most internationally known pieces of interior design of that period. The authors managed to save a few hundred of the more than 8,000 glass modules of the Cloud. Silja and Villu, inspired by this wreckage, convinced Mare and Aet to create a smaller replica of this former monumental piece and an integral part of the ‘Little Monumentalists’ exhibition.
Nowadays, when the soft all-embracing cloud reality can solely rely on the eluding vapour, the artist pair Silja Saarepuu and Villu Plink assume an approach of caring humour and protective understanding. There, different eras, people, and ways of communication all come together. The little people of Silja Saarepuu and Villu Plink and the ‘cloud world’ of Aet Andersma-Tamm and Mare Soovik-Lobjakas are little only in terms of size. In the shifted reflection of the big picture, the little and the monumental change strategic positions smoothly, kindly, and visibly. These positions often remain unnoticed in historical interpretations.