Thursday, December 11, 2008
Today, I went to the Desert Botanical Gardens with Fran to see the Chihuly glass exhibit. Let me just say that we were glad flies about because our open mouths would have been full of them! We were gasping with our mouths wide open most of the time! AMAZING work! We were blown away. I took a ton of photos. Here are a few of my favorites, although it is difficult to choose a favorite. I've posted the rest of them over on my flickr site . All the glass was outside as part of the landscape with the exception of the large bowls. When we went to see the bowls, we watched part of a video showing the process of blowing the glass and creating these pieces. It was mind boggling! It took FIVE semi trucks to transport all the glass here to Phoenix and Chihuly sent a whole team to put all the pieces together. It's quite an undertaking. I highly recommend anyone to see this. It will be here in Phoenix until March. Pretty spectacular!
Seeing the amazing work really gets me in a creative mood. I just want to get paint out and slather it all over myself and paint, paint, paint! I sure see some interesting inspiration for paintings with this exhibit!