Monday walk…in a forest of beauty

Posted: January 10, 2022 in Monday walk
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It’s time for a morning walk, although we won’t be walking very far. You’ve already seen just a bit of the Chihuly gems inside the gallery at the Phoenix Desert Botanical Garden but let’s take a few minutes to look closer. Here’s a piece I really like, both shape and color, the latter even more intense than you see here.

Here are some more of the paintings. While I can imagine them translated into glass, they also remind me of either some sort of cute space creatures, maybe in a computer game, or germs or something similar observed under the microscope. Either way, they look rather whimsical, although perhaps germs wouldn’t be considered whimsical. Put “whimsical” with the cute space creatures.

There’s a communal table of similarly shaped sculptures but in a variety of colors and levels of transparency. If you look in the background, you’ll see our next destination, although we’ve already ventured into that room.

Although the sculpture (which seems a poor word for such a brilliant creation) is stunning on its own, I found the reflections to be equally dazzling. LLook closer and see if you agree. I could hardly bear to leave this room even though the next room was at least as spectacular and I use that term deliberately.

Jo’s Monday Walk

  1. macmsue says:

    Amazing works!

  2. Andrew Blair says:

    So 😍 I visited a crystal show representative of the comparative size of insect genitalia. Only clear crystal, intriguing but nothing to compare with these.

  3. Debbie Smyth says:

    Thanks for the wonderfully colourful walk, Janet

  4. restlessjo says:

    I’m out of step again, Janet! Trying to stay fortnightly but I honestly don’t mind when you post. You know I’ll round you up! This is a stunner. So much fabulous work! Thanks, and have a great week!

  5. Tish Farrell says:

    Magic glass, Janet. So many ways to astonish.

  6. Oh wow, wow, wow! More Chihuly. The collection at the botanical garden must be spectacular!

  7. peggy says:

    Extemely colorful and very interesting and unique.

  8. CurlsnSkirls says:

    Love Chihuly – thanks for all the piccies – keep ’em coming!

  9. Those are really neat!

  10. pommepal says:

    Can never get to see too much of these gorgeous glass creations. Looking forward now to the next room after your lead up to it…

  11. joey says:

    Gorgeous! I, too, could gaze all day!

  12. We’ve had an installation in St Pete for a while. Always fascinating.

  13. These are beautiful. I saw one of his large pieces at the Boston Museum of Fine Art. Spectacular.

  14. Absolutely stunning!

  15. Amy says:

    Thank you for the tour, Janet. Creative and stunning glass artworks, indeed.

  16. Wind Kisses says:

    Such amazing art, creative genius. Every attention to detail is amazing with his work. Donna

  17. It looks amazing in pictures. Hope it was even more amazing for you to see in real.

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