Dan mentioned how he likes to go where he’s not supposed to go and when I’m close to sculptures like these, it’s all I can do not to touch (a definite no-no.) Look around. No one near? Let’s creep a bit closer, allowing us to appreciate the shapes and lines of Chihuly’s work up close and personal. And oh, the colors!

I can’t resist one more of these. Due to the angle of the shot, the smaller orange shape appears to have a hand to its head (is it “Oh, my!” or “My head’s killing me”?) while the larger one in the middle might be wiping away a tear or getting a speck out of its eye. Meanwhile the blue on the right continues to undulate.

  1. It would certainly be tempting to get up and close to those beauties. The last time I was at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the guard in the quilt room told me in no uncertain terms to ‘back up.’ They also had alarms on the floor if you got too close. 🙂

    • That’s true in every major museum but when something like this is outside, it’s often close to where people walk or stand. I didn’t touch but oh, how I wanted to!!

  2. Sue says:

    Stunning glass!

  3. Dan Antion says:

    You go girl! Excellent photos. I don’t think I’ve ever seen these that close. Than;s for the shout out.

    • Some of the outside ones were easy to get close to and the temptation to touch was almost overwhelming. Inside there were a few guards and there was tape on the floor indicating how close you were allowed to be. Camera lenses, though, can go where no person is supposed to go. 😁🥰

  4. Amy says:

    Love these closer shots!

  5. So much in the details … so much beauty and appreciation.

  6. scr4pl80 says:

    So interesting.

  7. restlessjo says:

    Love your imagination, Janet.

  8. pommepal says:

    A very creative imagination Janet. Very apt.Even more gorgeous when you get so close.

  9. They do look lovely and very interesting up close. I had a chuckle at your impression of how one had its hand on its head as if it had a headache! 🤣 It did look like that!

  10. Incredible glass work! So delicate and colourful!