Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Chihuly


On Friday we went to see the Chihuly exhibit that was presented at the Desert Botanical Gardens. (I know, today is Tuesday and it has taken me this long to get around to blogging about it). The exhibit was a real treat. Most of the pieces were made specifically for this exhibit and this is Dale Chihuly's first exhibition in an outdoor desert environment. The glass looks like it belongs were it was placed. I think I took over 100 photos! I couldn't resist. One was more beautiful than the next. I am adding a slide show so I can share.

8 comments:

KarenF said...

I am so totally and completely jealous...how lucky for you to be able to see thsi in person. Eye candy is right! Spectacular...thanks a bunch for sharing these photos!!

kathy york said...

Thanks for posting! I love this exhibit and am hoping to get to see it when I come to Phoenix in Feb. Very inspiring!!

Penny Mateer said...

Wonderful photos. Chihuly had an exhibit here in Pittsburgh at Phipps Conservatory that was breath taking. I find it extraordinary how his glass merges into the gardens, as if it grew there.

It's fascinating to see the different shapes and he has created in response to the desert environment.

Thanks!
Penny Mateer

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

I have only seen Chihuly's glass creations at the casino at the Atlantis Resort, and I was blown away by them. I love the natural desert garden setting much better. Thanks for sharing a great slide show!

Kay Koeper Sorensen said...

I've always loved Chihuly's work from the first time I saw it.
This absolutely takes my breath away.
Makes me want to get on a plane and come out to see it.
K

Vivien said...

Wow! I've been to the gardens before and they're beautiful, but the glass sculptures takes them to a new and exciting level. Thanks for sharing.

Judy said...

I LOVE his work, it's truly magical. This exhibit is very different than the indoor exhibit I saw. Wish I could go.

norma said...

Isn't he amazing?! I saw his exhibit at the NY Botanical Gardens a couple of years ago and it was magical. It's interesting to see his work with cactus, so different from New york., but equally beautiful. Thanks for sharing.