Thursday, January 29, 2009

Tip of Chihuly Desert Chandelier

This the tip of the "Orange Hornet and Eel Grass Chandelier" by Chihuly, currently on display at the Desert Botanical Gardens through May 31, 2009. Do you think this glass chandelier is called a hornet because the orange glass pieces look like the back end of a hornet?

The below photo shows the entire chandelier and how it was displayed in the garden in the daytime. It was hung from a metal shade structure that is used to protect more delicate cacti. I liked the nighttime perspective best. There are many works of art to enjoy either day or night.

15 comments:

V y Yo said...

love it!!!!!!!!Great colors!!!!!!!!!

Z said...

I really like Chihuly chandeliers. What I need is crazy millionaire benefactor to decide I'm worthy of one of these pieces of art and commission one for me. Hee!

nanak said...

another lovely color :-)

Hilda said...

Fantastic! I adore this Chihuly — I hope to get to see some of the glass sculptures in person someday. The colors are fabulous!

Mo said...

A stunning artwork.

Sharon said...

I think this is my favorite piece in the show!

JM said...

Such an amazing detail! Fantastic shot! I wonder if Chihuly exibit ever comes to Portugal...

Glad to know McD. was not allowed at the Oaxaca Zócalo! It would have ruined the place! I don't remember seeing it on another street, maybe it's brand new...

Olivier said...

cela ressemble a des gâteaux au miel ;o))

it's like a honey cakes ;o))

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Dusty Lens said...

Wow, what a great chandelier! Love the bright orange glass.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

Z: Yes wouldn't it be amazing to received a Chihuly chandelier to look at in your own home space. Although I wonder if it would make you always worry about breaking a section of it. No throwing balls in the house. Thanks for visiting.

Kris said...

Very fancy.

Sally said...

Girgeous. Scottsdale is near Phoenix, right? In which case I visited these botanic gardens in January 1980! Very impressive.

magiceye said...

the closeup is fantastic!

Eki Akhwan said...

the top photo is fascinating ... i like the shape and colors ... beautiful!

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