Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sunday Sundries - Edition 40

"Winter reminds us that everyone
and everything needs some quiet time."
~ Katrina Mayer

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The Beauty of Glass

"I can't understand it when people say
they don't like a particular color. . .
How on earth can you not like a color."
~ Dale Chihuly

Chihuly Glass

If you have ever seen any of Chihuly's glass you know how exquisite each piece is and how breathtaking it is when those pieces are placed together. Chihuly's glass was displayed at the Clinton Presidential Library as part of the libraries 10th anniversary celebration.  I went with my sister and niece, not so much to see the library. It is, well, sort of boring unless you're into politics. We went to see the glass. 

Chihuly's series of Seaforms are created by nesting bowls and various shaped pieces.

He describes his Seaform series as resembling the ebb and flow of water and underwater life.

I was fascinated by the perfection in the curves, lines, and repeated patterns.

Chihuly's Mille Fiori exhibit looked like an enchanted garden filled with every shape and color imaginable. I can't tell you how many times we walked around this exhibit and each time saw something new!

Mille Fiori means a "thousand flowers."  

The sculptures that made up this garden resembles organic shapes such as ferns, bushes, reeds,
and the bodies of animals like swans or herons. 

The black base the Mille Fiori pieces sit on create the most amazing reflections. I think I took more pictures of the reflections that I did of the glass!  If you were only looking down at a piece, you would miss the beauty of the underneath side.

Pictures do not even begin to show the beauty of Chihuly's glass and there aren't words to describe it.
I think Chihuly says it best, they are magical!

"The magic is in the light."
Dale Chihuly