Tuesday, August 22, 2006
It is always exciting for me to find out about a new artist I didn't know about! This artist, born in India, lives in London and is one of the most sought after public art artists today. This work, "Cloud Gate" (aka The Electric Kidney Bean or The Bean) , is a new istallation in Chicago, Mr. Kapoor's first commissioned public art in the United States. Public art always generates a lot of comment from the general public! This particular piece (80% of the surface reflects the sky, therefore the origin of the name) incorporates the viewer into the piece and the scene reflected in the piece as they approach the sculpture. You can even walk under the piece, as the open space below is 9' high. Check this artist out for yourself - he has a large range of varied, large scale work, representing space!