This Side of the Pond
Notes from an uprooted Englishwoman
August 22, 2019
It’s delightful to discover a home-town hero, especially one who not only stands up for the little guy, but adds beauty to the world while he’s doing it. I came across such a pillar of the community quite by accident, thanks to a sculpture in Chicago that looks like a giant jellybean.
The statue – which is called Cloud Gate, though the locals are too savvy to refer to it as anything but The Bean – was designed by a hoity-toity British artist by the name of Sir Anish Mikhail Kapoor. Unless you are a fan of ultra-modern conceptual installation art, which I confess I am not, Anish Kapo...