Dale Chihuly is an artist who is credited with turning glass making into fine art. His ambitious works are exhibited as part of historic architectural sites, museums, and gardens around the world including Venice, the Palais du Louvre in Paris, and the Tower of David Museum in Jerusalem. His lifelong fascination with glass greenhouses has inspired a series of botanical garden exhibits including the one currently on display at the Desert Botanical Garden.
One of the most magical things about Chihuly’s exhibits is how they blend in with their surroundings. In an interview, he mentioned that he wanted his glass art to blend in with the historic site, museum, or garden being visited so as to surprise the visitor. That was certainly my experience with his art in Phoenix!
Here are three of my favorite Chihuly pieces on display through April 2014 at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Arizona. What do you think? Do you have a favorite below?
Chihuly Photo #1. This piece is called White Tower.
Chihuly Photo #2. These twisting pieces of green and gold glass blended in with the cactus along the Desert Discovery Loop Trail.
Chihuly Photo #3. This gigantic blue sunburst piece was even more magnificent lit up at night.
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