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.
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 )

Fridays - Sourcing paraphernalia and trinkets from warehouses that offer a preview into weird, wonderful and whimsical worlds.    

Shabbat Shalom #spring #seasons #seasonsoflove #tgif #katyperry #shabbatshalom #production #cinema #life #liberty #andthepursuitofhappyness #thecloudgate #todaytomorrowforever #andallthatjazz #nofilter  (at Sydney Props)

Fridays - Sourcing paraphernalia and trinkets from warehouses that offer a preview into weird, wonderful and whimsical worlds.

Shabbat Shalom #spring #seasons #seasonsoflove #tgif #katyperry #shabbatshalom #production #cinema #life #liberty #andthepursuitofhappyness #thecloudgate #todaytomorrowforever #andallthatjazz #nofilter (at Sydney Props)

Logic takes you from a to b.  
Imagination takes you everywhere

#wonder #lifeisbeautiful #dream #believe #life #liberty #andthepursuitofhappyness #thecloudgate #clouds #cloudatlas #instagram #hashtag #avgeek #avporn #aviation #fly #a380 #skies #qantas #istillcallaustraliahome #shalomcollegeisreallyclosetotheairport #kingsfordsmith #yetiwillnotbeascendingintotheskiesforalongtime #earth #nature #biophilia #imagination #sublime #andallthatjazz #therestistillunwritten   (at Hobbyco, QVB)

Logic takes you from a to b.
Imagination takes you everywhere

#wonder #lifeisbeautiful #dream #believe #life #liberty #andthepursuitofhappyness #thecloudgate #clouds #cloudatlas #instagram #hashtag #avgeek #avporn #aviation #fly #a380 #skies #qantas #istillcallaustraliahome #shalomcollegeisreallyclosetotheairport #kingsfordsmith #yetiwillnotbeascendingintotheskiesforalongtime #earth #nature #biophilia #imagination #sublime #andallthatjazz #therestistillunwritten (at Hobbyco, QVB)

Logic takes you from a to b.  
Imagination takes you everywhere

#wonder #lifeisbeautiful #dream #believe #life #liberty #andthepursuitofhappyness #thecloudgate #clouds #cloudatlas #instagram #hashtag #avgeek #avporn #aviation #fly #a380 #skies #qantas #istillcallaustraliahome   (at Hobbyco, QVB)

Logic takes you from a to b.
Imagination takes you everywhere

#wonder #lifeisbeautiful #dream #believe #life #liberty #andthepursuitofhappyness #thecloudgate #clouds #cloudatlas #instagram #hashtag #avgeek #avporn #aviation #fly #a380 #skies #qantas #istillcallaustraliahome (at Hobbyco, QVB)

Logic takes you from a to b.  
Imagination takes you everywhere

#wonder #lifeisbeautiful #dream #believe #life #liberty #andthepursuitofhappyness #thecloudgate #clouds #cloudatlas #instagram #hashtag #avgeek #avporn #aviation #fly #a380 #skies #qantas #istillcallaustraliahome #shalomcollegeisreallyclosetotheairport #kingsfordsmith #yetiwillnotbeascendingintotheskiesforalongtime #earth #nature #biophilia #imagination #sublime #andallthatjazz #therestistillunwritten #British airways  (at Hobbyco, QVB)

Logic takes you from a to b.
Imagination takes you everywhere

#wonder #lifeisbeautiful #dream #believe #life #liberty #andthepursuitofhappyness #thecloudgate #clouds #cloudatlas #instagram #hashtag #avgeek #avporn #aviation #fly #a380 #skies #qantas #istillcallaustraliahome #shalomcollegeisreallyclosetotheairport #kingsfordsmith #yetiwillnotbeascendingintotheskiesforalongtime #earth #nature #biophilia #imagination #sublime #andallthatjazz #therestistillunwritten #British airways (at Hobbyco, QVB)

Logic takes you from a to b.  
Imagination takes you everywhere

#wonder #lifeisbeautiful #dream #believe #life #liberty #andthepursuitofhappyness #thecloudgate #clouds #cloudatlas #instagram #hashtag #avgeek #avporn #aviation #fly #a380 #skies #qantas #istillcallaustraliahome #shalomcollegeisreallyclosetotheairport #kingsfordsmith #yetiwillnotbeascendingintotheskiesforalongtime #earth #nature #biophilia #imagination #sublime #andallthatjazz #therestistillunwritten #britishairways #london2015  (at Hobbyco, QVB)

Logic takes you from a to b.
Imagination takes you everywhere

#wonder #lifeisbeautiful #dream #believe #life #liberty #andthepursuitofhappyness #thecloudgate #clouds #cloudatlas #instagram #hashtag #avgeek #avporn #aviation #fly #a380 #skies #qantas #istillcallaustraliahome #shalomcollegeisreallyclosetotheairport #kingsfordsmith #yetiwillnotbeascendingintotheskiesforalongtime #earth #nature #biophilia #imagination #sublime #andallthatjazz #therestistillunwritten #britishairways #london2015 (at Hobbyco, QVB)