Thursday, April 9, 2009

Urban Pathway: The Bean

This was my favorite assignment for this class as it was my first attempt at Adobe Illustrator and I became entirely absorbed into the project.  I chose an image of The Bean located in Chicago, Illinois because when I visited Chicago for the first time this was one of the things that stood out to me the most.  I loved how facinated people were with the reflective material and what an attraction it was for the park in which it resides.  When approaching this project, I wanted The Bean to be the focal point so I made the urban background scene in black and white.  In the original photo, there were also many people standing infront of The Bean and interacting with the sculpture.  I decided to take them out all together and leave just their reflections in The Bean.  In doing so, I hoped viewers would study the image further and maybe suggest a deeper meaning.  What if the people gathered around The Bean had made as much an impression on the sculpture as the sculpture had on them?

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