Interactive Art in the Urban Setting

“Cloud Gate” (or “The Bean” as most Chicagoans like myself refer to it as) is a piece of art designed by Anish Kapoor. It was created from stainless steel that was curved in all different ways to ultimately portray a bean-type shape. It is a hot tourist spot in the Windy City, as viewers can walk up to the Bean and interact with it, checking out their varying reflection from all different angles.As you move around, your own reflection will change based on the angle in which the curved surface is facing in direction to you. I have included a head-on look at the Bean as well as a view from directly underneath.  This truly is a fun piece of art and as the blizzard struck us here in Philly, I was really interested in what a “snowy Bean” might look like. Here you have it, folks.

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