Monday, May 11, 2009

Liquid Mercury

Anish Kapoor's110-ton outdoor sculpture called "Cloud Gate". Set in Millennium Park, Chicago, it is made of sheets of highly polished stainless steel, and is inspired by a droplet of liquid mercury. The sculpture reflects the Chicago skyline, the clouds and sky above with the "gate" being the arch underneath. Read more about mercury in the environment in our Science Focus Area.