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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Watery Wednesday



Last Fall, the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, AZ featured glass work from the famous artist Dale Chihuly. It was a spectacular sight, especially to see the large pieces of glass in the dirt and sand, surrounded by tall saguaro cactus and many other kinds of cacti.

This particular exhibit featured large pieces of glass floating in the water. It is called, "Blue Polyvitro Crystals". Here is a close up of the exhibit.




Here's a shot of it a little farther out.



And finally, the whole thing.



This is a traveling exhibit, and if it ever comes to your area, I highly recommend you to go see it. You will not be disappointed.

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26 comments:

Martha Z said...

These are beautiful, they look like ice cubes. But if your low is 38, a real ice cube wouldn't last long.

My Online Earnings said...

Yes that's true, look like blue ice cubes, so cute and cool.

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SquirrelQueen said...

I can't decide if they look like ice cubes or very large uncut semiprecious gem stones. Either way it is a beautiful display.
Judy

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Pat your photography skills astound me .!!
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momgen said...

They are pretty shots for watery Wednesday. Am playing too.

Mine is here

Ruth said...

Hey! You have a pretty new room. Beautiful header too.

I didn't know Chihuly did this kind of art. We have one of his chandeliers at the Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids, intricate and lovely - so very different from these. I like art embedded in the landscape like this now and then.

Rae said...

I would like to see this one in person. They look like giant gemstones. It is an unusual, but pretty display.

wenn said...

lovely..

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

That is beautiful!!

Brian Miller said...

how very cool. love the contrasts...

Karen :-) said...

How unusual and very pretty!

Meeko Fabulous said...

Gorgeous! I love the way the blue and brown play off of each other and I love the reflection of the rocks in the water!

Linnea W said...

I love the surrounding grass and how it frames the glass rocks. Really unique exhibit! I like it...

otin said...

what is it? just like blown glass balloons? very unique!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Beautiful.
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Eve said...

That is beautiful! I love the contrast of that crystal blue color against the red-brown of the grasses!

eileeninmd said...

Great photos of the blue glass. What a neat scene they created. I would love to see this exhibit.

Kathy's Klothesline said...

you are pretty good with a camera!

Lindy MacDuff said...

Wow, those are a beautiful shade of blue! Really like the third photo.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Pat -- those are beautiful pictures and I can't believe you were able to get such good ones in an exhibition. Way to go!

We visited the Chihually (spelling?) ..glass museum in Tacoma some years ago and it was absolutely amazing. Your pictures make me want to go there again.

Nancy said...

I love his work! This exhibit is incredible! Thanks for sharing, I'll keep my eye out for it.

Snowflake said...

Beautiful photos!!! A great addition to your Watery Wednesday!!!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Very imaginative. It's always interesting to see something by Dale Chihuly!

Sunny said...

What an interesting exhibit. I'd love to see it in person.
Sunny :)

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

that is beautiful! I'd love to see it in person.

Chatty Crone said...

Interesting photograph. Nice.