Chihuly – ice in the creek

More photographs from my writing group’s trip to see Dale Chihuly’s work in the Dallas Arboretum.

One of the many cool things about the installation is that you never knew when you would turn a corner and run into something unexpected. The artist placed large turquoise colored irregular blocks of glass in a rock creek that ran through the gardens. Water ran past the glass and tumbled down the artificial watercourse towards the lake. The glass looked like huge blocks of translucent ice – unexpected and beautiful.

The most powerful and ethereal beauty is that which is a surprise.

5 responses to “Chihuly – ice in the creek

  1. Chihuly’s work isn?t anything spcalacuter. Especially not his ?sea forms? I have seen Many similar pieces. It is not a difficult form for a glass artist to make. Depending on how much money you have to spend you could buy a similar piece. Places to look: if you are at all near a college that teaches glassblowing (most schools have annual sales), Nearby Glass studios, local galleries. Art galleries could not rely merely on people coming in from the street, and purchasing work. Usually a gallery has a handful of artist and collectors they represent. Trying to find works the collectors are interested in. If you live in the middle of nowhere and do not have access to Art Schools, Galleries, Museums or Glass studios you could always shop online. Me personally, I would want to experience the presence of a piece before I purchased it.

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