Constructed between 2004 and 2006, Cloud Gate is a public sculpture by Indian-born British artist Anish Kapoor. Affectionately known as "The Bean" for its legume-like shape, Cloud Gate is an extremely popular tourist attraction.
What you can't see in this photograph are a group of people doing yoga directly underneath The Bean. Not wanting to disturb them, I decided to make a photograph that utilized the edges of The Bean rather than the entire sculpture.
My initial goal was to combine a portion of The Bean with the Share, Relax, Laugh sign. In order to avoid lens flare, however, I angled away from the sun. By doing this, the edges of The Bean appeared as if they were dipping into the buildings on Michigan Avenue.