Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Chihuly Glass

Rooting around in my blog attic, I find these photos from Franklin Park Conservatory, in Columbus, OH, that I forgot to share with you after my visit in April.

As well as the many plants and exotic tropical birds that entertain you when you visit Franklin Park, you can get a taste of art as well. The Conservatory is the only botanical garden to own a signature collection of Dale Chihuly's art,
glassworks so exquisite as to take one's breath away.

Four pieces are on permanent display.

I think this is my favorite: Blown glass balls floating in a koi pond. Awesome!

For those fascinated by this art, the next showing of the full collection will be in 2009.


KGMom said...

Katdoc--last year, when I visited my son & DIL in Pittsburgh, we went to see a Chihully exhibit at the Phipps Conservatory. The floating balls were there, too. I posted on it, along with many photos--such lovely glass.

NCmountainwoman said...

We saw a large Chihuly exhibit at the Milwaukee Art Museum, complete with Dale Chihuly himself describing some of the pieces. He had a fascinating outdoor display of artisans making the glass. It does indeed take one's breath away. We treasure the book we purchased there. The man is a true genius.