Saturday, January 4, 2014

Chihuly Collection: Shine, Shimmer & Wave

A garden of glass, weirdly festive in a Dr. Seuss sort of way.
Gorgeous floral
-themed sculpture
A few weeks back, I did (finally) slide into the Chihuly Collection presented by the Morean Arts Center. Viewing the collection is free for Morean members, but for whatever reason, it took me a while to actually get myself through the door.

The stunning collection contains enormous complicated gardens of glass interspersed with more moderate-sized pieces.  The collection is housed in a warm wood-beamed buildings and gorgeously well-lit, but felt thin on information to me (unless I wanted to buy a book in the gift shop, which I am way too cheap to do).  Perhaps I missed the signs while ooh-ing and ahh-ing at the glass.

The scale of this isn't apparent in the photo, but it takes over a whole room - that boat is the size of a real rowboat. 

1 comment:

  1. I don't know if your remember that Chihuly's piece titled, Sunburst, depends from the ceiling of the main atrium at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. I was just telling my students about this, hours ago, since we're going to the MIA next week for a writing workshop.