Monday, November 22, 2010

Chihuly at Cheekwood

Cheekwood extended the Chihuly exhibit. Fortunately for us they included it in their "Community Free Day". How exciting! I was dragging but didn't want to miss this opportunity of a lifetime. Sweet Pea had been asking to go & when I saw the free day posted we HAD to go. It was cloudy with the threat of rain but God held the rain off. Thank you, Father!

For those of you who aren't familiar with this exhibit & artist click here & here. It's all blown glass & simply amazing.

Saffron Tower


Silvered Purple Herons

"Chihuly first filled boats with glass in Nuutajarvi, Finland, during the 1995 Chihuly Over Venice project. He often tossed glass into the river, letting it float downstream. Local teenagers in small wooden rowboats gathered them and it was probably then that he conceived the idea for a new type of installation."
I wish I could have taken a picture with no people around but that was kind of impossible. Lol!

We thought this rock looked really cool. What do you see?

Niijima Floats

The Sun

Yellow Herons

Part of "Mille Fiori"

All of "Mille Fiori"

The view while walking down from the Museum of Art.

Follow the footprints

Blue Polyvitro Crystals

My photos don't quite do these amazing works of art justice but I hope they gave you some idea of what they are like in person. They looked like jewels & were breathtaking.
I love these moments we have as homeschoolers to pack up at a moments notice & see things like great works of art. If we had been locked into a schedule we would have completely missed this opportunity.


Rhonda said...

These are all gorgeous! I have never seen anything like it. WOW!

Julia said...

Wow, those are absolutely AMAZING!