Chihuly

Chihuly at the New York Botanical Garden Part II

Glasshouse Fiori

Glasshouse Fiori

As I mentioned in my last post about the Chihuly Exhibition at the New York Botanical Garden, it is so awe-inspiring that I took quite a number of photos and I would break my post up into 2 sections. If you didn't get a chance to read the first post you can click here.   If you did get a chance to read the post you can proceed with the eye candy. Enjoy!

Sapphire Star

Sapphire Star

White Tower with Fiori

White Tower with Fiori

Macchia Forest

Macchia Forest

Macchia Forest

Macchia Forest

Persian Pond

Persian Pond

Persian Pond above is created as a fantasy garden.  I kept my daughter in the photo as a scale comparison.  Chihuly learned a method creating Persians in which a wrap or mold is used to create an undulating pattern on the surface of the glass.  They look so fragile and paper thin, it seems unbelievable that these are glass objects delicately balancing on the water. 

Neon 206 

Neon 206 

Glasshouse Fiori

Glasshouse Fiori

I have asked many people what their favorite piece is.  Do you have a favorite?  I think mine might be the one above, the Glasshouse Fiori.  The way the glass art is placed among the plants is so organic, I can feel it moving, dancing.  The Chihuly exhibit at the NYBG is available to see until October 29th.  It is a short ride from Grand Central Station in Manhattan.  I hope to make it to Chihuly nights where the glass is lit up.  I think this would be a whole other experience.  To find out more about the exhibit you can click here

Have a great day!

Tracey

Inspirations, Garden, Color

Chihuly at the New York Botanical Garden

sol del citron

Breathtaking is one word. Awe-inspiring, another.  Dale Chihuly, an American artist who works with glass,  has created dramatic new pieces inspired by his Artwork Installations of 1975 in Lewiston, NY.  I first saw his work when I lived in Portland.  It's always overwhelming and beautiful and I can't help think, how does he do that? What he does with glass is unbelievable and inspirational.  The New York Botanical Garden always has amazing art exhibits.  They never seem to disappoint.  And this summer is no different.  Chihuly has pieces are scattered throughout the New York Botanical Garden complementing and enhancing.  A wonderful place to escape to during a hot summer in the city.  

Polyvitro Crystals

Polyvitro Crystals

Float Boat

Float Boat

the native garden

the native garden

Koda Study #2

Koda Study #2

Harper in front of the Red Reeds on Logs

Harper in front of the Red Reeds on Logs

There are so many photos I am going to break them up into 2 blog posts.  

Enjoy!

Tracey