Chihuly Exhibit in Arizona

Posted by on March 13, 2014 in Misc., Uncategorized | 18 comments

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I am diverting from my usual posts to show some amazing designs at the Chihuly Exhibit in the Phoenix Desert Botanical Gardens. We took a warm respite and traveled to Arizona and visited the Chihuly Exhibit while there. The glass designs were lit at night, but they were just as beautiful during the day against the textures and beauty of the desert plantings.

There is a permanent Chihuly exhibit in Seattle so if you’re there, take it in! It is quite amazing what he does with glass!  Go to his site to learn more about Chihuly.

Here are some memories…..   Remember, each design is  all blown glass!

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At night, it looked like this….

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More designs!

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There was a gift shop with a display of his beautiful bowls for sale. Notice the price on the one bowl. Needless to say, I didn’t go home with one! Here are two of my favorites…..

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Chihuly Exhibit in Arizona

More photos of the garden pieces……

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On this next picture, the exhibit that was up on the mountain shows, too!  Tell me how they got it there in one piece!

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Do you have a favorite so far?

 

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This  would make quite a Christmas tree! WOW!

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This kind of “snake” I don’t mind!

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The grand finale!

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At night……

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I didn’t include all  my pictures, but wanted to give you a taste of how beautiful it was. This was held in February 2014 for 10 days at the Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix, Arizona.

When we arrived back home, it was zero degrees! Quite a shock! Looking forward to Spring!

Hope you enjoyed the pictures!

Which one was your favorite?

I always appreciate you taking the time to stop by!

 

Phyllis

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18 Comments

  1. Chihuly has an extraordinary way of creating the perfect piece for the setting. I love how each piece is just right for the plants surrounding it. Getting those big pieces up on the mountain must have been a challenge for sure! The Phoenix Desert Botanical Garden is also unique so seeing the two together is a real treat! Thanks so much for sharing.

    • You are correct! Thanks for your comments!

  2. I love his Seattle location, amazing work! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Those sculptures are absolutely amazing and all that cactus makes me miss Arizona!

  4. I got to see the Chihuly exhibit at the PBG a few years ago ~ I am STILL blown away!! You took some great pix ~ TFS!

    • Thank you! I went not knowing exactly what to expect, but was also blown away by the exhibit!

  5. What a spectacular post. I love Chihuly’s sculptures. We are lucky to have a two-story piece hanging in the lobby of the Columbia Museum of Art.

    • Thank you and , yes, his pieces are beautiful!

  6. Great exhibit! Thanks for sharing it. I worked in a California state office building in Sacramento that had a Dale Chihuly “chandelier” in the mezzanine. It was gorgeous and even prettier at night when it was lit. I had the opportunity to observe the installation of the chandelier. The very large piece was assembled onsite and consisted of hundreds of small blown glass pieces that were placed into a core structure as I suspect most of his pieces are.

    • I can’t even imagine how they do it! I wouldn’t be a good one to work on it! I would be so nervous that I would break it!

  7. We just visited Seattle and saw the Chihuly art there. It’s so beautiful that it’s hard to pick a favorite. I loved your pictures!

    • Thank you! Some said that the exhibit in Arizona was even more beautiful with the desert setting! I’ll have to visit the one in Seattle when I’m there!
      Thanks for visiting!

  8. Oh my gosh! This is so perfect for a cactus garden! LOVE!

  9. This is a gorgeous exhibit! Thanks for sharing at TTF!

  10. Wow, what an absolutely beautiful exhibition. It’s a bit far for me – so thank you for bringing it to your blog 🙂 Thank you for linking to PoCoLo x

  11. So gorgeous and fun! Love the contrasts to the desert – very different from the Seattle one.

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  12. I love Chihuly’s work. Thanks for sharing photos of this exhibit. Ann Marie @ Iris Abbey

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