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.
To wake, to dream.  

#sdes4101 #nofilter #thecloudgate  (at Clovelly Cliffs)

To wake, to dream.

#sdes4101 #nofilter #thecloudgate (at Clovelly Cliffs)

To wake, to dream.  

#sdes4101 #nofilter #stayuptill4inthemorning  (at Clovelly Cliffs)

To wake, to dream.

#sdes4101 #nofilter #stayuptill4inthemorning (at Clovelly Cliffs)

To wake, to dream.  

#sdes4101 #nofilter #stayuptill4inthemorning (at The World, she spins )

To wake, to dream.

#sdes4101 #nofilter #stayuptill4inthemorning (at The World, she spins )

"Design is a healing art that provides the opportunities to enhance people’s lives using elements of nature as a gift" - Clodagh #nofilter  (at This thing called Life )

"Design is a healing art that provides the opportunities to enhance people’s lives using elements of nature as a gift" - Clodagh #nofilter (at This thing called Life )

Walking on Sunshine, with my sunshine @ginaabro  ☀️☀️☀️ (at Gordon’s Bay)

Walking on Sunshine, with my sunshine @ginaabro ☀️☀️☀️ (at Gordon’s Bay)

"You get lighter the more it gets dark
I’m gonna give you my heart” - A Sky Full of Stars 

#ghoststories #nofilter  (at UNSW Roundhouse)

"You get lighter the more it gets dark
I’m gonna give you my heart” - A Sky Full of Stars

#ghoststories #nofilter (at UNSW Roundhouse)

A year ago, today.  

The time, she flies 
The world, she spins 
The clouds, they sway

The past, she shadows
The future, she beckons
The colours, they dream 

#thecloudgate #andallthatjazz (at This thing called Life )

A year ago, today.

The time, she flies
The world, she spins
The clouds, they sway

The past, she shadows
The future, she beckons
The colours, they dream

#thecloudgate #andallthatjazz (at This thing called Life )

Technically, ‘The Cloud Gate’ as a Blog turned 1 today!

Hooray. 

But more universally, the notion of the Cloud Gate has been a journey of passage that I have been ushered through my entire life. 

Today, tomorrow, forever.

Technically, ‘The Cloud Gate’ as a Blog turned 1 today!

Hooray.

But more universally, the notion of the Cloud Gate has been a journey of passage that I have been ushered through my entire life.

Today, tomorrow, forever.

Three hundred and sixty four ✈️ Three hundred and sixty five 🌅

#thecloudgate #sunset #nofilter  (at This thing called Life )

Three hundred and sixty four ✈️ Three hundred and sixty five 🌅

#thecloudgate #sunset #nofilter (at This thing called Life )

To the land of big dreams and big bellies, big ideas and big deficits.  
From the cornfields of Illinois to the meandering miles of the Mississippi, the Sounds of Seattle and the mirages of Nevada, stretch Canyons, Cosmopolitans, Coastlines, Guns and Roses, Gas and Jazz, Big City Lights and small town lullabies. America is a celebration of opportunity and choice.   No other country in the world offers such a variety of cities, lifestyles and genres.   America is triumphant in its ambition and contradiction.  Howl.  Criticize.  Adore.  Admire.   Burgers and Fries.   Stars and Stripes.  Greek Life and Mexican Food.  Museums and Mormons. Academic and Anarchy.  America, You will forever have a loud voice on the global stage, a persistently comical accent stereotype, an economy that produces and consumes anything, but above all, a very big place in my heart. Happy 4th July y’all.  🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 #godblessamerica #nofilter  (at The American Dream)

To the land of big dreams and big bellies, big ideas and big deficits.
From the cornfields of Illinois to the meandering miles of the Mississippi, the Sounds of Seattle and the mirages of Nevada, stretch Canyons, Cosmopolitans, Coastlines, Guns and Roses, Gas and Jazz, Big City Lights and small town lullabies. America is a celebration of opportunity and choice. No other country in the world offers such a variety of cities, lifestyles and genres. America is triumphant in its ambition and contradiction. Howl. Criticize. Adore. Admire. Burgers and Fries. Stars and Stripes. Greek Life and Mexican Food. Museums and Mormons. Academic and Anarchy. America, You will forever have a loud voice on the global stage, a persistently comical accent stereotype, an economy that produces and consumes anything, but above all, a very big place in my heart. Happy 4th July y’all. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 #godblessamerica #nofilter (at The American Dream)