American Landmarks | Devil’s Tower
The artwork is named "Cloud Gate" because 80 percent of its surface reflects the sky.
The sculpture's creator Anish Kapoor is making waves through an artist dispute over the proprietary rights to a color pigment patented as Vantablack, the "blackest black".
The materials used in the construction of the sculpture are contracted to last 1000 years.
Cloud Gate is wiped down and cleaned on a daily basis, with a bi-annual cleaning drenching it with 40 gallons of Tide liquid detergent.
Behind the Shot:
The above photograph was comprised of multiple long-exposure images intended to compliment the reflective design of the sculpture...enhancing its affect. The play of light, shadow, and movement create the ephemeral feeling of staring into a "Cloud Gate". A clean and sharp composition was used to frame the cityscape; the use of monochrome gives cause to a simplistic yet impactful photograph. -Michael Zwack
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