I freely admit that I am not up on current artists and trends and all of that. I had know idea who Chihuly was or the artwork he did until my friend Shannon Gillis raged about how much she hated going to the Desert Botanical Garden’s and how much she hated Chihuly’s work. As I had no prior knowledge of Chihuly or any vision of what his work looked like, I viewed Shannon’s rant with much amusement.
As it turned out, I and the wife took a trip during Christmas break to the Desert Botanical Gardens and the Chihuly exhibit. At the risk of sounding trite and corny, I must say I was blown away. Chihuly’s work is really great. And as impressive as it is, what I really found outstanding was the organic quality of his work. The works were designed to reflect the environment of the Gardens.
Here a few of my favorite images from that visit.
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CHIHULY UPDATE: I am including this photo just to show the sculptures climbing up the mountain. And they were lit up at night.
Wow, so cool! Great job.
So glad you tried it out for yourself and loved it! I am a big Chihuly fan! He’s from my hometown, and we have Chihuly glass all over the city! : )
Thank you. That is neat that he is from your town. Great works of art.
I had a great time shooting all of this.
Cool art work. Thanks for sharing!
Your welcome. And thanks for the comment.
Wow, his work is pretty impressive. Cool photos 🙂
I am updating and enclosing a photo of his climbing the mountain group of sculptures, just to give people a feel for it. Thanks for comment on the blog, Lorainne.
Chihuly has such beautiful and unique work. I’d love to see this in person some day. Thank you for sharing!
I hope you get to. It is really impressive in person. Thanks for the comments.
These are amazing!
Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment, Shebli.
Such interesting art! Great images of Chihuly’s work.
Thanks for visiting and commenting, Tracy. They are much more impressive in person.
I can’t imagine the time he put into his work… thanks for sharing! These are very cool.
I can’t either. And I think editing is time consuming. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.
That is pretty rad!
Gorgeous capture of these great works of art!
Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.
I like Chihuly’s work and I have seen this exhibit many times. Your photos however, are just amazing! I think they’re the best I’ve seen.
Thanks for stopping by, Tammy, and your compliment is much appreciated.