It’s always a good day when I get to see a glass exhibit. And then seeing Chihuly makes it even better, because I’ve seen so much of his work now that I can assess it more fully than when I was just learning about his work.
I love his use of color, it lights up the room. A piece like this always makes me smile even though orange and green are not my favorite color combination. But here, it totally works.
The exhibit featured two of his chandelier creations. Honestly, if I was one of those billionaires, I’d buy one of these and a big house just to display it in.
And I’d have an indoor pool, too, with this chandelier hanging over the pool. Or maybe over the hot tub. Decisions, decisions…
One of his signatures are ceiling installations, like this one. In museums, they are usually under glass, but if you’ve ever been to the Bellagio hotel in Vegas, you’ve see one of the largest ceiling installations and there’s no glass so you see the depth differently. It’s fun to look for little things in each installation. This one had a lot of sea-related figures, while the one in Seattle has a lot of cherubs.
But, sometimes it isn’t about the rainbow colors and the “in your face” combinations. This black and white piece (which some clear glass as well) was so gorgeous I had trouble walking away from it.
This isn’t a huge museum but it’s enough to get a sense of Chihuly’s body of work, and appreciate the imagination and genius of the artist. I liked seeing new twists on familiar forms, seemingly endless color combinations and shapes.
And thanks, Sherry, for joining me! It’s always more fun visiting a museum and taking photos with a friend.
I never met a color I didn’t like.