Personal Storm is an interactive installation that portrays a large picture frame mounted on a large LCD screen. The animated water waves on the screen respond to the distance of a viewer. If there is no one the waves are calm. As the visitor gets closer to the screen, waves get choppy. The piece reflects the unique relationship between an artwork and an audience member. The artwork becomes animated, gains meaning and life if there is a viewer to interpret the art piece. The installation detects the presence and the distance of a viewer via proximity sensor, communicates with the screen through Arduino, wiring, processing code running on a laptop computer.