Saturday, January 31, 2009

Chihuly Orbs

These are colorful, vibrant orbs from Chihuly's "Float Boat" art installation at the Desert Botanical Gardens.  If you can believe it, the Garden did not have anything printed with the names of each art installation except for small plaques placed before each exhibit so after taking photos of the glass art for two days and one night, I had to go back and walk the entire Garden to write down the name of each art installation.  (Such a chore in our gorgeous Arizona weather as the temperature was about 70. )  The Garden is supposed to have a book published with the current Chihuly art installation called "Chihuly: Nature of Glass" in a year or two.  So, enjoy the magnificent glass art pieces in person while you can.  The art exhibition ends on May 31.  This is worth coming to Arizona to see.  

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gee, what a hardship. You had to spend extra time walking around in a garden, during a gorgeous, sunny, warm Arizona day, to write down the names of the Chihuly art pieces from signs that were there for you to see the first two times you looked at each piece of art.
What a harship. No sympathy here. :-)

JM said...

Great shot! This is really eye-catching! I guess I've seen the boat on Sharon's blog, it's fantastic!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

These look like giant glass marbles. Children must be either well behaved or strictly disciplined to resist walking up to the boat and examining such colorful glass balls up close.

brattcat said...

I can't decide whether they look more like melons, or planets. I'm leaning toward melons because looking at them makes me hungry. Really nice shot.

Sharon said...

Beautiful close up shot! I was wondering how you knew the names of the installations.

Clueless in boston said...

Beautiful colors and very nice composition. I envy you your 70 degree weather.

Jarart said...

Nice perspective.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

4th generation, Extraordinary. Dale C. is always a crowd pleaser.

Laurie said...

What a happy shot! I agree with anon... such a hardship to have to look at beautiful art in great weather TWICE! :-)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Beautiful glass!

Babooshka said...

These are so colourful they just leap off the page,

Per Stromsjo said...

I'd go for the melons interpretation as well. Vibrant colours and a good composition.

Ruby said...

Wow, I love glass. This looks like a fantastic exhibition, and yes, I am sure it is worth going to Arizona to see!

Marc said...

I just love the colors in this picture.

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