D is for .. Dale Chihuly

For this Alphabet installment, let’s take a look at the stunning works of world renowned artist Dale Chihuly.

The Chihuly Garden and Glass (CG&G), located next to the Space Needle and Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle, is a must-visit for any art lover. Here is a small handful of the photos I took during my visit.

Dale Chihuly, a native of the Pacific Northwest, has mastered the art of glass blowing and his work is recognisable by its bright colours, organic shapes and intricate design. The CG&G showcases a mix of his work, and is a treat to visit.

I want people to be overwhelmed with light and color in a way they have never experienced.

– Dale Chihuly

Perhaps you’re familiar with Chihuly’s large scale chandelier in the rotunda of The Royal Albert & Victoria Museum in London? Here’s just one example from the chandelier series.

Or perhaps you’ve visited the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, and marveled at his Fiori di Como that adorns the lobby ceiling? I particularly enjoyed the similar floral pieces at the CG&G. First in the Persian Ceiling installation.

Later on through the self-guided tour is the Glasshouse. The 40′ tall glass and steel structure very much reminded me of the Palm House at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew – which is where I first saw Chihuly’s work in person back in 2005. I love this angle, with the Space Needle in the background.

Here’s another installation, this time outside the Glasshouse.

The gardens are home to multiple pieces, each varying in colours and shapes.

Of course I took more photos. Loads more. To see the rest of my album, click here.

Bonne journée!