D is for Dale Chihuly

For this installment, let’s take a look at the stunning works of world renowned artist Dale Chihuly. The Chihuly Garden and Glass (CG&G), located next to the Space Needle and Museum of Pop Culture, is a must-visit for any art lover. Here is a small handful of the photos I took during my visit yesterday.

Dale Chihuly, a native of the Pacific Northwest, has mastered the art of glass blowing and his work is recognisable by its bright colours, organic shapes and intricate design. The CG&G showcases a mix of his work, and is a treat to visit.

I want people to be overwhelmed with light and color in a way they have never experienced.

– Dale Chihuly

Perhaps you’re familiar with Chihuly’s large scale chandelier in the rotunda of The Royal Albert & Victoria Museum in London? Here are a couple of stunning examples from his Chandelier series.

Or perhaps you’ve visited the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, and marveled at his Fiori di Como that adorns the lobby ceiling? I particularly enjoyed the similar floral pieces at the CG&G. First in the Persian Ceiling installation.

Later on through the self-guided tour is the Glasshouse. The 40′ tall glass and steel structure very much reminded me of the Palm House at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew – which is where I first saw Chihuly’s work in person back in 2005.

I love this angle, with the Space Needle in the background.

I just learned that a follow up exhibit will appear at Kew later this year, and am now trying to figure out if a quick trip across the pond can be worked into my holidays this year. It would be a shame to miss it.

Here’s another installation, this time outside the Glasshouse.

The gardens are home to multiple pieces, each varying in colours and shapes.

Of course I took more photos. Loads more.

To see the rest of my album, click here.

– Marla

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We’re Marla and Stephanie, two friends separated by a 12 hour drive but not much else. We love to travel. We also love food.

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