Monday, April 13, 2009

Mirrored Mexican Horns

Now you can see more of the glass art piece by Chihuly from which the close-up of yesterday's photo was taken. 

This installation is called "Mirrored Mexican Horns."  The glass art is interspersed rather nicely among the prickly pear and surrounding cactus.

The translucent pink glass seems to be reaching for sunshine, just like cactus do.  Chihuly captured this attribute of cactus (i.e., always growing and moving towards the sunlight) very well.
  

12 comments:

Sharon said...

I have to agree. The artist has captured natures forces very well.

april said...

An interesting and strange symbiosis of art and cacti.

Jim said...

Looks like a ghost peeking up on the right.

Lois said...

It's very nice. I especially like that bright green color!

brattcat said...

You really do capture that mirror effect.

Jarart said...

Looks like setting this one up may have been "sticky" business.

Jacob said...

Amazing...it takes some real skill to create glass artwork like that!

frenchie4moi said...

I've got so see some of his work some day.

Clueless in Boston said...

Interesting art exhibit. It must have been tricky placing the glass among the cactus without drawing any blood.

~Cheryl said...

You do such a great job of capturing Chihuly's art! Well done!

glenda said...

I love the idea of the Mexican Horns reaching for the sun. I am always turning my cactus in the garden because of this aspect of the cactus reaching for the sun.

JM said...

Gorgeous combination and composition!

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