There is something very special about public art it's truly for everyone.
Chicago's Cloud Gate, better known as The Bean made me want to dance. It was such a joy to see everyone crowded around looking at it, themselves, their friends. Strangers smile and point to each other.
It's a magical moment.
I get a sort of spiritual feeling when this magic occurs. It makes me aware of just how powerful human creativity can be. It took a vision and engineering to create The Bean.
Public art that is so big and engaging crosses us over from viewers to participants. We are a part of the drama or comedy that is playing out across a mirrored surface, beneath a giant shadow.
I'm feeling pretty lucky to have visited The Bean. Don't you just love our little world?
Have a fabulous weekend everyone. Take a moment to laugh. Or dance.
Photo of The Clothespin, Claes Oldenburgh, Link