D is for Dale Chihuly

chihuly-041“I want People to be overwhelmed with light and color in a way they have never experienced.”~ Dale Chihuly

chihuly-040Chihuly Garden and Glass is located in the shadow of the Space Needle at the Seattle Center. On Friday the 27th of January I picked up my sister Vera from the airport and we headed straight to the Seattle Center to enjoy the art of Dale Chihuly. This was something my sister wanted to see.

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chihuly-037The Glasshouse, a 40-foot tall glass and steel structure, was inspired by Chihuly’s appreciation for conservatories and includes a 100-foot long sculpture.

chihuly-029There are several rooms with themes and Chandeliers was one of them.

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Ikebana and Float Boat. Dale Chihuly has always loved the water. As a child in Tacoma, Washington, he would beach-comb to find Japanese fishing floats.

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The Mille Fiori from the Italian for a “thousand flowers,” this unique series is comprised of a variety of works.

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The Persian Ceiling, an immersive experience in color and shape.

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The Sealife room.

chihuly-009Linking up to ABC Wednesday for D is for Dale Chihuly. Thanks to Mrs. Nesbitt and the great team of ABC’ers.

Chihuly Garden and Glass

Chihuly Garden and Glass

While we were enjoying the art of Dale Chihuly my Dear was home smoking a couple Pork Shoulders for our Carnitas Street Taco dinner on Friday night. We invited our Western Washington kids over to enjoy the meal and to visit with their Aunt Vera. We added guacamole, pico de gallo, beans and other goodies to our meal. D is also for a delicious dinner and for Dear who is a great chef!

23 thoughts on “D is for Dale Chihuly

  1. Oh, I would love to see these creations for myself. My artist niece was blessed to see a showing and she raved about it. (My niece just finished working on the Tiffany window displays in NYC…it was a team effort.)

  2. Hi Ellen,
    Such Delightful and innovative Designs and colours,
    The very firsy visions of what looked almost like a garland
    reminded me of Autumn.
    I hope you enjoyed your Dinner, I was looking forward to
    some pictures, maybe another time,
    Delighted to meet your sister too!
    Best wishes,
    Di,
    Abcw team.

  3. Marvelous post for D ~ I love his glass work and somehow missed it when I was there ~ thanks for your gorgeous photos ~ so colorful and beautiful!

    Wishing you a Happy and Peaceful week ~ ^_^

  4. I have so many of the same photos from my visit to this museum, Ellen! Truly one of the highlights of my visit to Seattle, as I love Chihuly’s glass art and have seen many exhibits in many different places. Of course I also especially enjoyed seeing “Mille Fiori” — he chose a perfect name for that 😉

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