Originally Posted by upallnight
She said "bean?"
She's not sure. She was only there for four days at a PBS (Prune Belly Syndrome) symposium and spent a lot of the time at the hotel. She asked if you would expand on the "bean", you have peaked her interest and she wonders if she missed something. I might have to make a trip with her to see the big windy.
If she saw it... she'd know it!
The "bean" is a new sculpture by Anish Kapoor, and reflects the whole skyline in it's surface. Saw it this weekend, and it's stunning. You can't grasp it until you're standing under it, as it's over 30 feet high. From inside, you can look up into the polished belly and look "down" as if you're floating above yourself.
An interesting side point I learned... as of right now, you can see where the giant steel plates come together, with little spot welds along the way. By this fall, they'll fill in all the gaps with welding, and grind and polish the entire sculpture until there are no visible seams at all!
Top 3 comments from an Airstreamer seeing this for the first time:
3. This artist's parents must have dragged him all over creation in an Airstream when he was a kid ...this is some kind of warped autobiographical piece.
2. Which is the curb side?
1. Man, I'm gonna need a ton of rags when I pull out the Cyclo for this