The Cloud Gate

This is a story about the clouds, about the sky and beauty of life that lies beneath it.

I am an artist, a designer, a photographer and a creator. Another global citizen, born into this world.

These are my stories, as I embark upon exchange at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

It is after the mirrored sculpture by Anish Kapoor that resides in Millennium Park, Chicago that this blog is named.
"Tell me your secrets and ask me your questions
Oh let’s go back to the start
Running in circles, coming in tails
Heads on a science apart” - #TheScientist 

#questionsofscience #science and #progress #donotspeakasloudasmyheart 

#todaytomorrowforever #cloudatlas #thecloudgate #oceanic #oceanique #coast #campcove #heavendoesntseemfarawayanymore #nofilter #life #lifehasnofilter  (at Camp Cove)

"Tell me your secrets and ask me your questions
Oh let’s go back to the start
Running in circles, coming in tails
Heads on a science apart” - #TheScientist

#questionsofscience #science and #progress #donotspeakasloudasmyheart

#todaytomorrowforever #cloudatlas #thecloudgate #oceanic #oceanique #coast #campcove #heavendoesntseemfarawayanymore #nofilter #life #lifehasnofilter (at Camp Cove)

Shana Tova and may you all be inscribed and sealed for a sweet and prosperous New Year in #5775 #palindrome #shanatova #thecloudgate #life #liberty #andthepursuitofhappyness #todaytomorrowforever ☁️🌏πŸ₯🎨🍎🍏 (at Sydney CBD)

Shana Tova and may you all be inscribed and sealed for a sweet and prosperous New Year in #5775 #palindrome #shanatova #thecloudgate #life #liberty #andthepursuitofhappyness #todaytomorrowforever ☁️🌏πŸ₯🎨🍎🍏 (at Sydney CBD)

When life gives you lemons, Bounce.  @badgalmirri @sobel_ 

#letsfly #jetstar #jumpup #rise #roar #skyzoneau #touchthesky #whatdoesntkillyou #sky #clouds #leap #soar #defyinggravity #dodgeball #littlemonsters #artpop #endorphins #werkit #andallthatjazz (at Sky Zone)

When life gives you lemons, Bounce. @badgalmirri @sobel_

#letsfly #jetstar #jumpup #rise #roar #skyzoneau #touchthesky #whatdoesntkillyou #sky #clouds #leap #soar #defyinggravity #dodgeball #littlemonsters #artpop #endorphins #werkit #andallthatjazz (at Sky Zone)

"History is a relentless master.    It has no present, only the past rushing into the future.    To try hold fast is to be swept aside".   - John F Kennedy.     

Do yourself a favour and go see “Boyhood”.   It’s real and raw.  It’s a coming of age story that is not only about a boy, but about a family, inspiration and disillusionment (which there is unfortunately to much of), and this thing they call life.    I don’t profess to know anything.   The older I get, the more I seem to realise how little I actually understand.    

#life #thecloudgate #nofilter #lifehasnofilter (at DBNSW Training Site)

"History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. To try hold fast is to be swept aside". - John F Kennedy.

Do yourself a favour and go see “Boyhood”. It’s real and raw. It’s a coming of age story that is not only about a boy, but about a family, inspiration and disillusionment (which there is unfortunately to much of), and this thing they call life. I don’t profess to know anything. The older I get, the more I seem to realise how little I actually understand.

#life #thecloudgate #nofilter #lifehasnofilter (at DBNSW Training Site)

Thank you for all the abounding and resounding birthday love, on shores domestically and abroad.   Thank you for making this weekend what it was, flowers, chocolates, candles, balloons, sushi platters, clouds, bubbles, cakes, shakshuka breakfasts, dollar dollar bills, books, words, cards, songs, music, picking me up and dropping me off at the mechanic, driving to Palm Beach despite the Boat House being closed, rocky road, cherry blossoms, birthday shots, salads, platters, photographs, world peace day, Spring and braving the congestion and parking ordeal at what is normally a very relaxed Coogee.   Thank you for being in this wildly wicked and wonderful whirlwind they call life.  #grateful #thecloudgate #todaytomorrowforever #andallthatjazz  #thisthingcalledlife #twentyfour #blessed #birthday #party #candles 🍦🍰πŸͺπŸ‘πŸ’πŸœπŸ‰πŸ’πŸ¬πŸ­πŸŽ¨πŸŽπŸŽ‰πŸ’
 (at This thing called Life )

Thank you for all the abounding and resounding birthday love, on shores domestically and abroad. Thank you for making this weekend what it was, flowers, chocolates, candles, balloons, sushi platters, clouds, bubbles, cakes, shakshuka breakfasts, dollar dollar bills, books, words, cards, songs, music, picking me up and dropping me off at the mechanic, driving to Palm Beach despite the Boat House being closed, rocky road, cherry blossoms, birthday shots, salads, platters, photographs, world peace day, Spring and braving the congestion and parking ordeal at what is normally a very relaxed Coogee. Thank you for being in this wildly wicked and wonderful whirlwind they call life. #grateful #thecloudgate #todaytomorrowforever #andallthatjazz #thisthingcalledlife #twentyfour #blessed #birthday #party #candles 🍦🍰πŸͺπŸ‘πŸ’πŸœπŸ‰πŸ’πŸ¬πŸ­πŸŽ¨πŸŽπŸŽ‰πŸ’
(at This thing called Life )

Honeycomb Flavoured Ice Cream Cake courtesy of @teamevent, pictured with a Birthday Cupcake Shot / Fire Magic by my dear alchemist bartender friend @fangus_ from the ‘House of Crabs’ in lieu of tomorrow’s celebrations. πŸ¦πŸ¬πŸ‡πŸ­πŸŽ‚πŸ°πŸΉπŸΈ


#birthday #party #twentyfour #twoscore #bytheseashore #professionalexperienceplacement #cofa #internship  #foodporn #cake #icecream #honeycomb #fun #theresnoiinteam #shot #candles #life #liberty #andthepursuitofhappyness #thecloudgate #todaytomorrowforever #tgif #coconut #tequila #caramelisedsugar #pineapple #andallthatjazz #alchemist #fire #theycallitmagicn (at House of Crabs)

Honeycomb Flavoured Ice Cream Cake courtesy of @teamevent, pictured with a Birthday Cupcake Shot / Fire Magic by my dear alchemist bartender friend @fangus_ from the ‘House of Crabs’ in lieu of tomorrow’s celebrations. πŸ¦πŸ¬πŸ‡πŸ­πŸŽ‚πŸ°πŸΉπŸΈ


#birthday #party #twentyfour #twoscore #bytheseashore #professionalexperienceplacement #cofa #internship #foodporn #cake #icecream #honeycomb #fun #theresnoiinteam #shot #candles #life #liberty #andthepursuitofhappyness #thecloudgate #todaytomorrowforever #tgif #coconut #tequila #caramelisedsugar #pineapple #andallthatjazz #alchemist #fire #theycallitmagicn (at House of Crabs)

And now my Grand Mama ain’t the only one calling me baeby.   

#latergram #goodlife #clique #diamondsareforever  #touchthesky #golddigger #yeezus #roar #scream #angry #politicallyinsensitive #jesuswalks #runaway #kanyewest #north #south #east #west #boom #pow #cathartic #niggasinparis #nofilter #norespect @ssobel27 @kimkardashian @northwest πŸ”«πŸ”«πŸ”«πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ @kendalljenner @kyliejenner @kourtneykardash  (at Qantas Credit Union Arena)

And now my Grand Mama ain’t the only one calling me baeby.

#latergram #goodlife #clique #diamondsareforever #touchthesky #golddigger #yeezus #roar #scream #angry #politicallyinsensitive #jesuswalks #runaway #kanyewest #north #south #east #west #boom #pow #cathartic #niggasinparis #nofilter #norespect @ssobel27 @kimkardashian @northwest πŸ”«πŸ”«πŸ”«πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ @kendalljenner @kyliejenner @kourtneykardash (at Qantas Credit Union Arena)

"Serendipitous Sunshine: the final rays [of] happy days" @little_medic

#holdmyhand #love #walkingonsunshine #spring #sydney #carpediem #blossoms #blooming #flowers #opportunities #encounters #sunset #thecloudgate #sundayfunday #sunsetfunset #andallthatjazz #itsmybirthdaynextweek #twentyfour #yallinvitedtomypicnic #life #thisthingcalledlife  (at Clovelly Beach)

"Serendipitous Sunshine: the final rays [of] happy days" @little_medic

#holdmyhand #love #walkingonsunshine #spring #sydney #carpediem #blossoms #blooming #flowers #opportunities #encounters #sunset #thecloudgate #sundayfunday #sunsetfunset #andallthatjazz #itsmybirthdaynextweek #twentyfour #yallinvitedtomypicnic #life #thisthingcalledlife (at Clovelly Beach)

ABC & XYZ #magic 🌌 (at A Sky Full of Stars)

ABC & XYZ #magic 🌌 (at A Sky Full of Stars)

Depression affects more than 350 million people worldwide and one million Australians, annually. Last semester I designed a healing garden for people with depression in an attempt to address the ever increasing prevalence of mental health in our lives.   Whether suffering behind a veil of silence and solitude or with transparency and visible trauma, people are fighting everyday a mental, psychological and emotional battlefield.   Ask people if they are okay.    You may already think you know the answer.   The truth is you probably don’t.    

www.ruok.org.au

"You’re not alone
Together we stand 
I’ll be by your side
You know I’ll take your hand” - Avril Lavigne, #keepholdingon

#thevoice #areyouokayday #ruok? #jointheconversation #beyondblue #unity #humancondition #life #mentalhealth #depression #anxiety #mindfulness #honesty #bittersweetsymphony  #todaytomorrowforever #nofilter  (at This thing called Life )

Depression affects more than 350 million people worldwide and one million Australians, annually. Last semester I designed a healing garden for people with depression in an attempt to address the ever increasing prevalence of mental health in our lives. Whether suffering behind a veil of silence and solitude or with transparency and visible trauma, people are fighting everyday a mental, psychological and emotional battlefield. Ask people if they are okay. You may already think you know the answer. The truth is you probably don’t.

www.ruok.org.au

"You’re not alone
Together we stand
I’ll be by your side
You know I’ll take your hand” - Avril Lavigne, #keepholdingon

#thevoice #areyouokayday #ruok? #jointheconversation #beyondblue #unity #humancondition #life #mentalhealth #depression #anxiety #mindfulness #honesty #bittersweetsymphony #todaytomorrowforever #nofilter (at This thing called Life )