“Not all the wings are made up of feathers my dear. Some are made of glass too.”
― Akshay Vasu, The Abandoned Paradise: Unraveling the beauty of untouched thoughts and dreams

Let’s take one last look at the ultimate group of sculptures on our walk. Notice how the backlighting from the sun fires the beauty of the glass.

“I don’t wish to argue,
whether the glass is
half empty or half full,
as long as what it holds,
is pure and delightful.”
― Akash Mandal

A few grace notes.

“When you look at a piece of delicately spun glass you think of two things: how beautiful it is and how easily it can be broken.”
― Tennessee Williams, The Glass Menagerie

Moving to a different spot adds the interest of shadow.

That ends our tour of the 2022 Chihuly installation at the Desert Botanical Garden of Phoenix. I hope you’ve enjoyed the trip. It’s possible you’ll be treated to some of non-glass sightings in coming days or maybe even a few shots of glass that I didn’t use before. For now, thanks for walking with me and enjoy your Wednesday.

  1. Jet Eliot says:

    Oh how delightful to see these Chihuly sculptures among the cacti, Janet. Your photos are beautiful, highlighting the light and mastery of the glass art. Also enjoyed the glass quotes. I’m heading backwards to see your previous posts….

  2. restlessjo says:

    You did him proud, Janet. Enjoy the rest of your week!

  3. I’ve enjoyed the glass photos Janet! So vibrant and shiny amongst the cacti!

  4. Those are beautiful! Like organically-grown stained glass for the outdoors.

  5. peggy says:

    A nice treat to see these beautiful creations for the last few weeks.

  6. beth says:

    i love his work and these are stunning!

  7. That’s a beautiful ending to this series, Janet! They are stunning in the light.

  8. Such a stunning work of art- It’s positively luminous. Things like this make me wish I could work with glass too.

  9. scr4pl80 says:

    What a cool place that is. Love seeing all the different colors and the magic that the sun creates. Do they light up at night? Thanks for sharing!

  10. I have thoroughly enjoyed your Chihuly series. In the words of Billy Crystal, Simply marvelous. … and I marvel at the skills photographers have dealing with and using light. Thanks for sharing yours.

  11. Tom says:

    Nice and vivid colours, Janet.

  12. Beautiful photos Janet! And I love that glass-half-full quote!

  13. solaner says:

    What an intense green 😮

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