Who Was the Labor For?

“The Lord had given them the day and the Lord had given them the strength. And the day and the strength had been dedicated to labor, and the labor was its reward. Who was the labor for? What would be its fruits? These were irrelevant and idle questions.”
― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

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Dallas Museum of Art
Dallas, Texas

One of my favorite things is the Chihuly Glass window at the Dallas Museum of Art. I know I’ve posted photos of it before (here and here – for example) – but one of the things I like is how it changes with the light. Day and night. It’s always the same, but a little different.

Cut Him Out in Little Stars

“When he shall die,
Take him and cut him out in little stars,
And he will make the face of heaven so fine
That all the world will be in love with night
And pay no worship to the garish sun.”
― William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

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Chihuly Glass
Dallas Museum of Art
Dallas, Texas

Jazz and Chihuly

“Jazz is the music of the body. The breath comes through brass. It is the body’s breath, and the strings’ wails and moans are echoes of the body’s music. It is the body’s vibrations which ripple from the fingers. And the mystery of the withheld theme, known to jazz musicians alone, is like the mystery of our secret life. We give to others only peripheral improvisations.”
― Anaïs Nin, The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 5: 1947-1955

Dallas Museum of Art
Dallas, Texas

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Chihuly Wallpaper

I wanted some Chihuly Wallpaper for my computer at work, so on the last week of last year I went down to the Arboretum for the end of the exhibit and took another photograph of the boats full of glass on the infinity pool. I added a little Photoshop to disguise the transition from the pool to White Rock Lake.

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Chihuly Boats full of glass at the Dallas Arboretum. White Rock Lake in the background.

Chihuly Boats full of glass at the Dallas Arboretum. White Rock Lake in the background.

Reflected Trees With Chihuly Red Reeds, redux

Trees reflected in a pond, inverted, with Chihuly, Red Reeds

Trees reflected in a pond, inverted, with Chihuly, Red Reeds

A second version of a photograph I did the other day. One of my most overused and trite photographic techniques – taking a photograph of a reflection and then inverting it. This is one of trees reflected in the pond of Chihuly’s Red Reeds, at the Dallas Arboretum. So overused… I’ve done it again.

I think I like this one better, though I like the floating leaves in the other.

Chihuly, Red Reeds

Chihuly, Red Reeds

Chihuly, Winter, ice in the creek again

Looking at the photos I took during the last, winter days of the Chihuly exhibit at the Dallas Arboretum I like some of the shots of the glass ice-like sculptures he put in the creek that runs through the place.

I posted an entry about this before – but, even though the glass is the same, the time of year is different, I was different, and, hopefully, you are different.

So here are some more.

Chihuly glass sculptures in the creek, Dallas Arboretum

Chihuly glass sculptures in the creek, Dallas Arboretum

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Reflected Trees With Chihuly Red Reeds

Trees reflected in a pond, inverted, with Chihuly, Red Reeds

Trees reflected in a pond, inverted, with Chihuly, Red Reeds

One of my most overused and trite photographic techniques – taking a photograph of a reflection and then inverting it. Here is a favorite of mine. Here is another.  And a third. This is one of trees reflected in the pond of Chihuly’s Red Reeds, at the Dallas Arboretum.

Chihuly, Red Reeds

Chihuly, Red Reeds