Sunday, March 1, 2009

Glass Art by Chihuly

Brilliant, swirling, spaghetti type glass by Chihuly.  This is a close-up of The Sun glass art installed at the Chihuly: Nature of Glass exhibit at the Desert Botanical Gardens.  The sun radiates through the individual glass pieces and showcases the textures of the glass.  I thought this was perfect for the theme day of glass.

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48 comments:

Jilly said...

I've been waiting for you to post some more beautiful Chihuly and today you've surpassed yourself. This is a stunner. What an artist he is.

cieldequimper said...

Wow, beautiful! The sun, the colours, great!

angela said...

I've loved the photos I've seen of this display..it's magical especially with the sun shining through.

brattcat said...

I agree. You frame the glass and the sky beautifully. It's like taking a wild ride on the back of the sunlight.

Sharon said...

Beautiful shot Julie! I need to go back and get some of the artistic close up shots. I know, it's just an excuse to go back and see it all again.

susieofarabia said...

Great photo. I love blown glass. I've been to the Chihuly factory up in Tacoma. It's amazing.

Babooshka said...

It is a work of art indeed. Whata wonderful theme for you as you have already feautured the beautiful glass so much. Carry on it's gorgeous.

Hilda said...

This close up is fabulous! Thanks to you Arizona CDP-ers, I am totally in love with Chihuly now! Fantastic choice for theme day!

Greensboro Daily said...

That Chihuly is a candyland for photographers. Thank you for sharing. GLASS is a favorite of ours and our first time participating in theme day. How fun!

Kate said...

Ah, what a treat to see another Chihuly from the exhibit. The theme day was made for you!!

Shantaram said...

Very nice picture!!

Jarart said...

How did I know you would have Chihuly today!! I love the sun burst on the glass.

glenda said...

Suprise Suprise! I was hoping for glass day we would see another Chihuly. This is a great close up. Sharon is right I must go back and look again.

Jacob said...

That's a priceless shot...for some reason it reminds me of a merry-go-round with the swirling colors!

Mike said...

Terrific photo. I love the brilliance of the light and color.

JM said...

This is truly fantastic, Julie! It looks like an abstract painting.

slim said...

This is a delight. Keep taking us back to the Botanical Gardens . . . please.

Nancy said...

I'm got to do some research on Chihuly. This is really beautiful Julie! I love the close-up shot.

Joy said...

Wow! That is beautiful. Wonderful post for today's theme.

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Tanya said...

Oh I just saw some Chihuly on Atlanta DP! Very cool photo against the blue sky!

P.S...I enjoyed your profile description, your ancestors settling there from covered wagons! (I'm a genealogy nut so I love this stuff :) )

Saretta said...

It is perfect! Amazing!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

With the spectacular Chihuly photos you have shown in recent weeks, I suspected that you stuffed the ballot box in the voting to select "glass" as the Theme Day for March 1.

If an upcoming theme day is horses, then I will be sure that you have some technique to influence the theme day selection process.

Lois said...

What a beautiful choice for Theme Day! You have a lovely blog. Thank you for visiting mine!

april said...

Right, perfect, wonderful forms of glass and great colors.

Clare said...

Gosh! What a stunning shot :) I love the colours and the glare :)

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Fio said...

Lovely, lovely choice!
One of my favourites today :)
Congratulations!

Marc said...

I like the rich colors and translucent quality of this piece and it's displayed perfectly against the blue sky. Excellent!

Kim said...

Very pretty colors and that blue sky beyond! I though Chihuly might show up in several shots today, but yours is the only one I've seen so far. He and his wife go to the same hair solon as me and his workshop is close by. He's one Seattle artist, that has a world-wide audience and draws people in with his amazing installations far and wide. I guess we are all attracted to the color and qualities of glass. Hope you are enjoying a sunny Sunday. . .a bit drippy here this morning :-).
-Kim
Seattle Daily Photo

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

Hi Julie... I came across your blog over at Tanya's 'Around Roanoke' blog. We lived in Arizona and the Phoenix area/Tempe for many years. I love the sights in Arizona but we sure don't miss the heat now that we are back East in Virginia. Just wanted to say hello to the Scottsdale blogger.

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Karl said...

We'll be there next week... can't wait!!!

joan said...

Oh, that is beautiful!

Ming the Merciless said...

Awesome interpretation of the theme.

I immediately recognize the image as Chihuly's work when the photo loaded on my computer. He work is definitely iconic and identifiable.

Nesting For Natalie said...

Beautifully captured.

PJ said...

I like the close-up for the details. Chihuly is just the best.

Torrey said...

perfect pic for theme day!!! :)

K said...

Perfect for the theme! I love the way the light shines through the glass!

Per Stromsjo said...

Very good. Could have been a close-up from the local candy store! ;)

Keith said...

Beautiful photo! I did not know of Chihuly glass art before seeing it on your blog. Now I'm fascinated.

Lisa Wilson said...

That is so cool! It is perfect for the theme day!

Steffe said...

Great art. And perfect for theme day. I found 300 Chihuly photos when I looked through my flickr contacts!

magiceye said...

superb and fascinating!

Frankie / Nick said...

It is truly perfect for the theme day and what a wonderful piece of art. Very beautiful.

Tash said...

Wow! the photograph is suberb. I've seen his glass in Tacoma and liked a lot of pieces. These are really amazing and again you've photographed them so well. Very dynamic.

Vogon Poet said...

I almost missed this one! Great shot, wonderful light and colors...

PAK said...

I remember Your previous photos of glass decoration, and I was sure the photo for the Theme Day will be very interesting. And it is!

Marie-Noyale said...

Beautiful..
I regret so much that when he had an exhibit here at the Botanical Garden I did not take pictures at the time...
I really love what he does with glass shapes and colors.
You found a perfect illustration of that theme.

gogouci said...

I love Chihuly. Very artistic shot.

Carraol said...

Spectacular and colorful work of Chihuly, great post for this theme.

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