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Thursday, March 5, 2009

Chihuly




A large group of my friends, Jim, and I visited the Phoenix Desert Botanical Garden to see the exhibit, "Chihuly - the Nature of Glass." It was the perfect day to go - the weather was in the 70's and it was partly cloudy.



Dale Chihuly is a world renown glass sculptor who was born and raised in Tacoma, Washington. His work is recognized for its vibrant colors and grand scale and are found in more than 200 museums worldwide. This is Chihuly's first exhibition in a desert garden environment.



We walked around the garden and viewed the various structures amid the different kinds of cacti, bushes, trees and plants. The vibrant colors of the glass sculptures really stood out amongst the green and beige colors of the desert.



When the sun set, we walked through most of the garden again to view the glass sculptures lit up. The best ones were those that were lit from within. The most amazing one was a huge yellow neon tower that turned the whole area aglow in yellow. It could be seen from quite a distance.



If you have a chance to visit this traveling exhibit, I would highly recommend it.

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