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Chihuly Exhibit photos [Jul. 2nd, 2010|12:39 pm]
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Last Friday, I went to the new Chihuly art glass exhibit at Cheekwood, and of course, I took my camera! I LOVE his work - it's just incredible. Many of the pieces are lit after dark, so we stayed to see that too.

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The exhibit at Cheekwood is spread out over the grounds of the botanical garden and inside the museum. Unfortunately, no photos were allowed of the installations inside the museum. :(

The first installation is inside the Botanical Center in the atrium.

Macchia:

Macchia

Macchia


Then I began the walk around the grounds...

Cattails:

Cattails

Cattails

Saffron Tower:

Saffron Tower

Fiori:

Fiori

Niijima Floats:

Niijima Floats

Niijima Floats

Niijima Floats

The Moon:

The Moon

The Moon

Bamboo Reeds:

Bamboo Reeds

Walla Wallas:

Walla Wallas

Walla Wallas

Walla Wallas

Boat:

Boat

Boat

Blue Marlins:

Blue Marlins

Blue Marlins

Blue Marlins

Yellow Herons:

Yellow Herons

Mille Fiori:

Mille Fiori

Mille Fiori

Mille Fiori

Mille Fiori

Mille Fiori

Mille Fiori

The Sun:

The Sun

The Sun

Persians:

Persians

It was starting to get dark at this point during the walk around, and the last few pieces were not lit, so I didn't get really good photos. I plan to go back to rectify that!

Blue Reeds:

Blue Reeds

Blue Polyvitro Crystals:

Blue Polyvitro Crystals in Lotus Fountain

Silvered Purple Herons:

Silvered Purple Herons

Erbium Fiori:

Erbium Fiori



These are only a sample of the many photos I took at the exhibition. All of them, including close-ups of many of the pieces, and after-dark photos, may be seen in my gallery HERE. Please do click to see full-size - the glass is absolutely gorgeous! I will definitely be going back to see this again!
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[User Picture]From: purpleink
2010-07-02 06:06 pm (UTC)
Those are just stunning! I love the moon and the sun--and that one of the boat is just amazing!

Thanks for sharing, sweetie. :)
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[User Picture]From: dmmccabe
2010-07-05 01:29 am (UTC)
These were just amazing to see! Yay - I'm so pleased you enjoyed the pictures! ^.^

And I'm really glad you're having such a great time on your trip! *hugs*
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[User Picture]From: penguin474
2010-07-02 06:39 pm (UTC)
Wow, that's absolutely stunning! Gorgeous glass and gorgeous pictures.
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[User Picture]From: dmmccabe
2010-07-05 01:30 am (UTC)
They were just gorgeous there with the sun shining through them, and the rippling reflections in the water - very hard to quite capture with the camera, but I'm so pleased you enjoyed the pictures! *hugs*
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[User Picture]From: clear_stream18
2010-07-02 06:45 pm (UTC)
Beautiful pictures! I love Chihuly. We have one of his pieces in my school's music building. Gorgeous!
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[User Picture]From: dmmccabe
2010-07-05 01:31 am (UTC)
Thank you, hon! I love him too! It's such awesome work. And how fantastic that you have a piece in your music school! Very, very cool!! :DD
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[User Picture]From: themostepotente
2010-07-02 06:55 pm (UTC)
Wow! That glass art is just gorgeous. I love the piece that looks like tongues of flame. Very cool!
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[User Picture]From: dmmccabe
2010-07-05 01:32 am (UTC)
The glass was all just incredibly beautiful with the sun shining through it. I'm so glad you enjoyed the photos, dear!! ^.^
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[User Picture]From: veritas03
2010-07-02 07:02 pm (UTC)
wow! fantastic pictures - thank you for sharing those!
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[User Picture]From: dmmccabe
2010-07-05 01:33 am (UTC)
The pieces were just gorgeous to see! I'm so glad you enjoyed my photos! ^.^
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[User Picture]From: winterthunder
2010-07-02 09:44 pm (UTC)
My god, that's amazing! It looks like something out of a fantasy world...
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[User Picture]From: dmmccabe
2010-07-05 01:33 am (UTC)
Aren't they gorgeous?! I love this kind of stuff, and these were spectacular! :DD
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[User Picture]From: winterthunder
2010-07-05 02:18 am (UTC)
They are! I brought my laptop over to the rehab hospital to show my grandmother, and she was so fascinated by your photos. Thanks for posting them; it was good to see her show interest in something again! :)
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[User Picture]From: dmmccabe
2010-07-05 09:22 pm (UTC)
Oh, sweetie - that's just awesome - you've just made me so glad I posted these. *hugs tightly*
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[User Picture]From: coffeejunkii
2010-07-02 10:11 pm (UTC)
such great pics! i saw an exhibition of his work at the RISD (rhode island school of design, where he taught) museum a year ago. so impressive.
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[User Picture]From: dmmccabe
2010-07-05 01:35 am (UTC)
Thanks, sweetie! The glass was just so stunning and beautiful. :DD RISD is an awesome school - very cool that you got to see his work there!
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[User Picture]From: snottygrrl
2010-07-03 01:18 am (UTC)
wow, such great shots. you did a wonderful job of capturing the work. i think i would have filled a whole photo card if i'd been there. i wouldn't have been able to resist just one more snap. he's so creative and the way he uses nature and light and space is just so stunning.

guh, really beautiful, hon. thanks so for sharing.
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[User Picture]From: dmmccabe
2010-07-05 01:37 am (UTC)
LOL - yes, I took well over 100 pictures. *grin* It was hard not to keep taking them all from different angles, and close up, or with the sun just so... It was all so gorgeous! :DD He's awesome!
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[User Picture]From: nenne
2010-07-03 08:31 am (UTC)
That looks absolutely fantastic. What wonderful ideas.
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[User Picture]From: dmmccabe
2010-07-05 01:38 am (UTC)
It was an absolutely gorgeous exhibit! I'm so glad you enjoyed the photos! ^.^
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[User Picture]From: vasiliki
2010-07-03 09:36 am (UTC)
I was left breathless there for a few moments! Amazing, stunning art! *_*
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[User Picture]From: dmmccabe
2010-07-05 01:38 am (UTC)
Oh, they are breathtaking, indeed! :DD I love glass so much, and these are just stunning! ^.^
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[User Picture]From: tjs_whatnot
2010-07-05 02:57 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous!

They of course stand up by themselves, but I do love it so much when installations are placed in natural surroundings. It just seems to add so much to things that are seemingly perfect and makes them both more so...ya know? :))
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[User Picture]From: dmmccabe
2010-07-05 09:24 pm (UTC)
I love them outside! The sun and the water did such amazing things interacting with the glass - just stunning to see!! :DD
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[User Picture]From: leochi
2010-07-07 11:22 am (UTC)
Oh, my! Those COLOURS! And as always, your photographic skills are stunning. I like the contrast of glittering and sparkling glass objects and the subdued nature colours. What a charming contrast! <333
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[User Picture]From: dmmccabe
2010-07-08 07:32 am (UTC)
Oh, I'm so happy you enjoyed these pictures! *hugs* This was really just amazing to see. The sunlight shining through the glass and the reflections in the rippling water were stunning! The shapes are so organic too - they seemed perfectly placed in the natural settings. I'm definitely going back to see this again. :D
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[User Picture]From: demicus
2010-07-31 01:11 am (UTC)
Chihuly’s installations are legendary! Thank you for the extraordinary pics from the exhibit. Among these glass works, the Niijima Floats, Bamboo Reeds, Sunset Boat, & Blue Reeds speak to me on an emotional level. You are so lucky to have been able to see them in person!
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[User Picture]From: dmmccabe
2010-07-31 05:29 am (UTC)
They are spectacular, indeed. We went to San Francisco two years ago to see an exhibit there, and I was so excited to find out last fall that this was coming here. Seeing them in person was awesome - the sunlight shining through the glass and the reflections in the water - truly magical! ^.^
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[User Picture]From: demicus
2010-07-31 03:32 pm (UTC)
I'm friending you so that I know when you upload more drawings & photography. ☙
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[User Picture]From: dmmccabe
2010-08-01 05:47 pm (UTC)
Thank you!! *hugs*
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