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[Nov. 14th, 2010|10:33 pm]
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Last Sunday was the last day for the Chihuly Art Glass exhibit at Cheekwood. I had seen it in July when it first opened, but wanted to see it again before it left. So I went Sunday afternoon, and was very pleased to be able to get photos of all the pieces that it had been too dark to photograph well the first time. :)


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You can see all the photos from this exhibit here.
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[User Picture]From: etheriaelle
2010-11-15 05:29 am (UTC)
Iz sad. So lovely. Four new ones to me. All new colors for the rest. Lucky lady! *sigh* Next time!
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[User Picture]From: dmmccabe
2010-11-16 03:15 am (UTC)
Iz sad too. I know it would have been so much fun to see this with you. ;-)

And OH! My mother is a professor at the art college here and she told me the other day that Cheekwood contacted them for volunteers to help take down the show. Oh man!!! TOUCHING!!! :DD Somebody got to do it even if we didn't. If I'd known in time I would have taken the day off work and tried to get on that deal! :PPP

Yes, next time! ^.^
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[User Picture]From: etheriaelle
2010-11-17 04:46 pm (UTC)
Oh! oH! OH! Legal touching. Now there is a fantasy. YES! Worth a day of lost work. I am almost glad that you told me after the fact. If I had a chance at that I would have had to take a plane up. I would have run over anyone and everyone that got in my way if I had driven. Then I would have probably been arrested anyway. There is touching then there is TOUCHING when there is so much beauty involved that you just can't take it all in through your eyes and have to try to absorb it through the skin. I'm sure it would be considered public lewdness at the least.
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[User Picture]From: purpleink
2010-11-15 05:34 am (UTC)
Oh, my goodness--they're all so gorgeous! I'm so glad you got to go back and get these photographs (not only to share with us--although I'm glad you did--but to have for yourself, so keep your memories strong!)

I kept scrolling through them and at each new display, I'd think, Oh, this one is my favorite! :)) Having looked at them all, it's difficult to choose just one...but I do love that pink one, and the flame-like ones among the bamboo, and the display in the boat (where the preview is from)--that is fantastic. Just amazing.

Thank you for posting!!
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[User Picture]From: dmmccabe
2010-11-16 03:20 am (UTC)
Yay! I'm so glad you enjoyed them, dear! It was awesome to see in person, but I also love having the photos - not just for memory - but because there are details about the glass itself that you just can't take until you see the photographs. There are things the photos can't capture either - like the shift of sunlight shining through the glass or the rippling of the reflections in the water. Very awesome in every way. ^.^

And hee - I think I'll have to "steal" that icon from Naadi and use it over here too. *grin*
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[User Picture]From: purpleink
2010-11-16 08:43 am (UTC)
:D I rather thought that particular Buddha would be quite at home with these lovely creations. ♥
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[User Picture]From: veritas03
2010-11-15 05:45 am (UTC)
Thanks for posting this. I enjoyed the pictures you posted after your first visit - and these are just as beautiful. I can understand why you wanted to go back.
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[User Picture]From: dmmccabe
2010-11-16 03:21 am (UTC)
You're welcome!! I'm so glad you enjoyed these too. :D It was definitely worth going back a second time. The light was completely different this time and really was awesome to see. ^.^
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[User Picture]From: snottygrrl
2010-11-15 06:56 am (UTC)
i love his stuff so much. i'm thrilled you went again so that we got more pics!

guh.
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[User Picture]From: dmmccabe
2010-11-16 03:23 am (UTC)
I love it too!! Hee - actually I have even more pics. I went to a show of his in San Francisco and haven't posted those yet. They are AWESOME! :DD
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[User Picture]From: kaalee
2010-11-15 10:45 am (UTC)
That is absolutely amazing; I can't even imagine seeing it in person! ♥
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[User Picture]From: dmmccabe
2010-11-16 03:24 am (UTC)
Isn't it! His work is just fabulous. And it's stunning in person. ^.^

♥♥♥
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[User Picture]From: leochi
2010-11-15 03:46 pm (UTC)
Those are truly fantastic! What jewel-like colours, they're a feast for the eye. No wonder you wanted to see them again. :D
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[User Picture]From: dmmccabe
2010-11-16 03:26 am (UTC)
They're really so gorgeous, especially when you see the reflections in the water rippling and the sun shining through them. Seeing them outside is so cool too - their shapes are so organic, they fit right in with the plants. ^.^
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[User Picture]From: nenne
2010-11-15 04:28 pm (UTC)
Such lovely pictures. It looks amazing.
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[User Picture]From: dmmccabe
2010-11-16 03:27 am (UTC)
It really was an amazing and beautiful exhibit. It was awesome to see. ^.^
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[User Picture]From: luci0logy
2010-11-15 04:48 pm (UTC)
I would love to be able to see something so incredible as this glass as nature show. The settings for the pieces are inspired and the glass itself is just stunning.
Any chance you could mail me these so I could share them with others ir is there a web site?
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[User Picture]From: dmmccabe
2010-11-16 03:34 am (UTC)
It really is stunning to see set outside like this. I've seen his work in museums too, and it's always gorgeous, but these organic shapes set in nature with the rippling water and sunlight shining through them is so gorgeous and fun.

If you click on any of the pics in my gallery (link above) so that you see it full size, just right click and save image. I've changed the setting to allow copies to friends. I'd be glad to share any you like. Or link anyone to my gallery - that would be fine too.
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[User Picture]From: dark0feenix
2010-11-16 09:48 pm (UTC)
Utterly gorgeous pics! It must be a great sight to see live.
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[User Picture]From: dmmccabe
2010-11-18 08:13 am (UTC)
It was fabulous to see live, but I also love the photos because I can never take in all the gorgeous detail until I see the pictures later. But the pictures don't show the movement of sunlight shifting and sparking through the glass or the rippling reflections in the water. It was just a gorgeous exhibit. *happy sigh*
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[User Picture]From: winterthunder
2010-11-17 01:28 am (UTC)
Just beautiful...
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[User Picture]From: dmmccabe
2010-11-18 08:11 am (UTC)
They really are! It was an incredible exhibit. ^.^
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[User Picture]From: demicus
2010-11-18 12:37 am (UTC)
This is organic sculpture at its finest. An emotionally refreshing respite from RL that stirs the soul & boggles the mind. Truly extraordinary! While I wish that I could've seen these in person, your photographs do justice to Chihuly’s obvious celebration of life. Thank you for this!
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[User Picture]From: dmmccabe
2010-11-18 08:09 am (UTC)
It's really gorgeous so see, but I'm very pleased you think the photos do it justice. I love taking the photos too because there is only so much you can take in seeing them live, and the photos help me see so much of the detail that I would miss otherwise. They are so wonderfully organic and I understand that Chihuly comes to study the settings and then creates the shapes that will complement those specific settings. They're really fabulous. :DD
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