Artwork Title: Windy City, Chicago Illinois - Artist Name: Nikola Olic

Windy City, Chicago Illinois

Nikola Olic

Borrowing from the very concept of mirrors, the Cloud Gate sculpture at Millennium Park in downtown Chicago can be explored and approached in infinite ways. The Bean, as it is colloquially known, can be photographically viewed from any angle, providing visitors full access around and under it, and allowing for creative combinations of light, sky, clouds and the city's reflection. Looking northeast towards it from Michigan Avenue, The Bean imagines what might be if the winds in the 'Windy City' were infinitely strong. [] ...Using only a single camera and minimal Photoshopping, Olic creates abstract images that present the metropolis in a new light: “Instead of just taking a photograph, I move around a building and slightly change and adjust the composition. The object is manipulated by walking, zooming…” []
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