Call me a spiritualist, but when I see objects floating around me, I think of ascension. So I'm curious to see how Ortega's piece reads.
Cosmic Thing also calls to mind Cai Guo-Quiang's suspended cars at the Guggenheim last year. For me that show was more about spectacle and emotional distance, than meaning. Too often artists and art viewers are interested in speaking in tones of cool emotional distance, like the way the teens I know talk...especially when they want to hide authentic emotion.
(For anyone who wants more ascension metaphors floating around the psyche, check out Marilynne Robinson's book, Housekeeping. There is a beautiful descriptive passage somewhere early in the book about the law of ascension.)