The pandemic has left what usually is the most crowded spot in Chicago, empty and a bit sad. There was a small crowd gathered with appropriate social distancing so that The Bean can remain COVID free. So far, it’s working.
Here’s an idea… stick with me… let’s design and build, not one, but two giant LED glass block towers, and have them face each other. Then, let’s have water cascade down from the top of these towers. Then, let’s project a video of a giant face on the giant glass block towers. Then, let’s video the face changing, as if to expel water from it’s mouth, and at just the precise moment, we actually shoot a stream of water from the mouth of the giant LED face. Cool? Right? Thank you Jaume Plensa.
I wonder if Cloud Gate, a.k.a., The Bean, is the most photographed object in Chicago. I am pretty sure that you cannot exhaust the limitless possibilities this fascinating sculpture represents from a photographer’s perspective.
While going through Chicago photos for my last couple of posts I ran across this one and thought I would share. The Bean is a fascinating piece of modern, urban art that is an inexhaustible photographic subject. It’s fun too!
I have not researched this yet to know the artist(s) or project, but there are at least four of these giant heads in and around Millennium Park in Chicago. This one makes a nice addition to the skyline, don’t you think?