May 27, 2009
Exceptionally beautiful blown glass can stop me in my tracks. I have been a fan of it ever since observing the Venetians do it best many years ago. I lack the funds to be a serious collector, and it makes no practical sense now since I have small children. But collecting some amazing pieces is on my Life’s To Do list.
I do happen to own just a few pretty things, but they are displayed out of reach of little hands:
My golden bowl:
My blue swirl vase:
My darling starfish from Hot Island Glass in Maui:
Knowing my passion for blown glass, last year Mr. CG took me to see the Dale Chihuly Exhibit at the De Young Museum in San Francisco. This artist absolutely takes my breath away. For anyone who has ever entered the lobby of the Bellagio in Las Vegas, you know what I am talking about.
I thought I’d share a few of my photos from last year’s exhibition. They are stunning. There are not a lot of people in the photos, so it’s hard to explain the perspective, but much of what you see is over 10 feet tall.
Have any of you seen this exhibit near your hometown? Isn’t it amazing ?!
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