Posts Tagged ‘glass’

Let’s enjoy a last round of oranges before we head outside to see what beauties lurk there. I left with my senses stunned.

Six Word Saturday 1.15.21

I admit to being a bit frustrated by WP because when I look at my favorite part of the indoor installation (or maybe tied for first with the first installation I shared), the colors don’t appear as nearly as deep and bright as they were and as they look on my iPad. So using your imagination, picture yourself rounding the corner from the other room to behold these marvelous creations, all rich shades of yellow/orange/gold, deep and vibrant against a dark background, looking like some sorts of extraordinary sea creatures in the quiet deep.

Now turn around to look back (and ignore my husband’s fingers that sneaked their way into my photo but weren’t noticed by me until I went to get ready to insert it into the post.) I do have photos on my camera sans fingers, I imagine, but we’re in the process of getting my mom into a care home and there are so many things to do: papers to fill out, forms to be taking to the doctor’s office, decisions of all sorts to be made, and then the ongoing daily things such as getting my parents’ main meal ready, cleaning, etc., and I haven’t had a chance to upload any photos, so enjoy looking at what that finger is showing you and have a grand Wednesday. Yes, there will be more details and closeups after Thursday Doors tomorrow.

In the second room, there were a number of sculptures which would be more approachable to have in your home (unless you have a mansion), but that were also lovely. Here are three of them. The mark on the wall behind the first piece amused me, making it seem that steam…or perhaps a genie…was emerging from the top.

I love the shadows created by this one as well as the piece itself.

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

Six Word Saturday 1.8.22

You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul. ~George Bernard Shaw

Chihuly’s work definitely makes me see my soul and is also a perfect way to ring out 2021 in a bright, colorful fashion. May your 2022 be as bright as this glorious creation!

Bowl by Chihuly

While visiting in southern California, I was mesmerized by the glass sculpture in our daughter’s apartment. This is one of the photos I took of it.

Apologies to anyone whose post I missed over the weekend. My husband, who last week worked 80 hours, finally had an entire weekend off, so we took two road trips, one each day. It was fantastic and probably the first time we’ve been able to do something together for an entire day since the end of summer and that’s no joke. Thanks for your understanding!

Life in Colour: black/grey

Debbie’s One Word Sunday Challenge this week is “Glass” in any of its manifestations or interpretations (or any other single word you like).  Glass immediately brings Chihuly and his amazing glass creations to mind.  I’ve been fortunate enough to see his work in a number of places, but none in such abundance as his installation at the Phoenix Desert Botanical Gardens a few years ago.  My s-i-l and I did the rounds during the day, then again as it got dark, when the glass was illuminated.  Both were magical.

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What a great time to have a theme of “Vibrant!”  In the northern hemisphere, we’re yearning for color, while our friends and family in the southern have color to share.  I’m going back to an earlier trip to Arizona, when I was fortunate enough to see an installation of Dale Chihuly’s work at the Phoenix Desert Botanical Gardens.  There was a surfeit of vibrant colors and I’m going to share more than one, as I can never decide which I like the most.

I’m in my last several days of this year’s trip to Arizona, with only about an hour of internet per day, so please excuse my absence this week on your blogs.  I’ll do better next week when I’m back in the winter of the midwest.

© janet m. webb 2014

© janet m. webb 2014

© janet m. webb 2014