Sleepless in Seattle (Chihuly edition)
(posted by Emily)
Sunday 12 October
First on our list Sunday morning was Chihuly Garden and Glass. Ever since we stumbled upon a gallery selling his pieces at the Aria in Las Vegas, we have had an appreciation for all of the beautiful art he makes.
The museum is a retrospective, celebrating Chihuly's work and his connection to the Pacific Northwest. Here are some images of the installations--beautiful!
|the mirrors behind this piece make it look like it goes on forever|
|Chihuly was inspired by Native American basket weaving--I loved the juxtaposition of his pieces next to the original baskets|
|blankets in the Pacific Northwest room|
|tower inspired by the sea|
|this was one of my favorite installations--"Mille Fiori" or a thousand flowers|
|this installation was inspired by a project when Chihuly threw a bunch of glass into a river and boy fishermen began collecting everything in their boats|
|concept drawings for Chandeliers Over Venice|
|inside the glass conservatory|
|I loved how thoughtful all of the plantings were, to coordinate with the glass|