Reflections Of Chicago Illinois in The Cloud Gate Captured On An Attractive Acrylic Fridge Magnet
One of the most attractive qualities of the Cloud Gate Sculpture in Chicago is its ability to reflect. The skyline of Chicago is perpetually captured in its stainless steel surface. Of course the picture changes on a daily basis as visions of visitors are also displayed. It is known that reflective surfaces have properties of attraction and they are often used in everyday objects, to draw the eye. The reflections are certainly one of the main draws of the Cloud Gate Sculpture as people approach to view the slightly distorted images of them backed by the city of Chicago. The reflections on the sculpture are captured on this acrylic fridge magnet from the catalogues of World Wide Gifts.
Reflective Surfaces in Chicago, Illinois
The Cloud Gate Sculpture is not the only reflective surface in Chicago. Several familiar statues feature reflecting pools where visitors can view themselves in the ripples of water. One such pool is at the Construction in Space and in the Third and Fourth Dimensions site outside Chicago University Law School. The piece at its centre was sculpted by Antoine Pevsner in 1959 and installed in 1964, but the pool itself was designed by Dan Kiley. The Fountain of Time is another structure amidst a pool of reflecting water. Inspired by Henry Austin Dobson's poem 'The Paradox of Time' it shows one hundred figures passing before Father Time. It was created by Lorado Taft as a monument to the first hundred years of peace between the United States and Great Britain. Reflective surfaces are certainly popular in pieces of art as can be seen from this picture of the Cloud Gate Sculpture in Chicago on our acrylic fridge magnet.