You can never replicate someone else's journey.
|Dreaming of sailing to the South Pacific ourselves...|
Dale Chihuly (born 1941 in Tacoma, WA), is considered one of the most prominent and creative glass sculptors in America. His works are unique in the field of blown glass, moving them into the realm of very large scale sculptures, thanks to the use of a team of master glassblowers and assistants. The team approach came after two serious accidents (one taking away one eye, the other, the full use of one shoulder) made him unable to pursue his art alone.
Enjoy the following pictures of what we saw when we visited a couple of days ago. Although it is difficult to see the true scale of these pieces just know some of them are 30+ feet tall... The stark contrasts of shiny glass vs. dull dusty desert plants, of colorful vs. mostly monochrome, and of new vs. ancient is quite breathtaking.
Our last foray inland before heading to the South Pacific.
|Blue globe in afternoon|
|Same globe at night|
|Blue yucca - nothing from Chihuly here...|
|Yellow and green snake like sculpture|
|Sunlight playing in the glass|
|Same at night|
|Red Reeds Close-Up|
|Golden Barrel Cacti|
|Purple Reeds Close-Up|
|Red Ball - day time|
|At night - like fire|
|At night at sunset|
|Black and White Reeds|
|Black and White Reeds Close-Up|
|Glass balloons on saguaro skeleton|