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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Chihuly at the Desert Botanical Garden

SWMBO and I made a trip to Phoenix yesterday to see the Chihuly exhibit at the Desert Botanical Garden. The garden is a spectacular place on its own but the amazing glass art of Dale Chihuly brings it to new life. With, as they say on television these days "limited commercial interruption", take a look. (As always, the photos are much more spectacular if you click on them and expand them individually.)






Keep in mind that everything you see is made of glass. These next objects are hollow and, therefore, so light they actually float on the water in a pond.







If you'd like to more know about the artist and his work, you can find it here.

19 comments:

Kitty said...

Oh wow - what wonderful pieces of art. And just look at that sky too - you have blue. And sunshine. S'not fair. x

Catalyst said...

It was a perfect day for our visit, high temperature in the mid 70's with a beautiful clear blue sky. You should come over and take a look!

Granny J said...

Thank you, Cat I've been waiting to see good pictures of that art -- tho it's sorta like an alien had landed in our desert back yard. Even dropped a few eggs; wonder what they'll hatch into?

Catalyst said...

He definitely has his own idea of things.

meggie said...

Stunning. His mind must be so different to ours!

Catalyst said...

It's always interesting how artists see things so differently from the rest of us.

Mike said...

Wow.

I bet they don't allow anyone with a BB gun even near that stuff, do they?

Catalyst said...

Security wasn't tight but there were a lot of eyes watching. Didn't see any BB guns.

Warren said...

Great pictures! I completely missed the floating glass objects when I was up there. Very cool

Anonymous said...

Very nice. Glad you got a chance to visit and take a few shots.

Linda G. said...

I enjoyed seeing these marvelous creations through your eyes, Catalyst. Thank you.
Thought you might want to drop over and wish Granny J. a Happy birthday today:)

Catalyst said...

Warren - Yes, the floaters are way off by themselves. Beautiful, though.

Steve - Thanks. It was a treat.

Catalyst said...

Linda G - Thanks. You're Welcome. And I certainly will.

Cassie said...

Thanks for coming over to visit my blog.I'm so glad you did,that way I got to view what is right under my nose (in pics)!Though I was a volunteer for years at the Phx Zoo,rarely went to the DBG.Now we're going to have to get on over there to see that cool art. I'll check in with you regularly now---Great Blog!

Catalyst said...

Thanks, Cassie. Glad you enjoyed the pictures.

Malicious Intent said...

Un...
Freaking...
Real.....
Wow!

Beautiful does not do them justice. What a treasure you found. It is really weird that you, and Kitty and myself have all posted about artists today. Mine is one of a local artist that has been a favorite of mine for many years who recently passed away at the ripe age of 91. Andrew Wyeth...he was a legend here, a local. Check him out.

These are stunning photos. I would love to see more.

Catalyst said...

Keep an eye out for a Chihuly exhibit in your area. He's always great!

TomboCheck said...

Absolutely stunning captures Catalyst!

Catalyst said...

Thanks, Tombo.