Chihuly Garden And Glass - PhotoXplorer

Wow... Just wow!

A little over a year ago, I remember coming to Seattle and deciding to skip the Space Needle and Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit . "Meh, too expensive."

Well, I just came back from visiting the exhibit and my mind is blown. The following story and photos will hopefully convince you not to make the same mistake I did a year ago.

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Dale Chihuly is a glass sculptor from Seattle who perfected his craft over the years. He was first introduced to glass work in 1961 and his works of art have been featured all over the world. The first part of the visit happens inside the museum where you can see some of his very fine and intricate glass artwork.

The gardens themselves are filled with colorful pieces living among beautiful plants. The contrast between natural plants and manmade glasswork is astonishing, yet it all seems to fit together.

In Chihuly's own words: "I want people to be overwhelmed with light and color in a way they have never experienced."

Yes, his whole collection is spectacular but that overwhelming colorful experience really hit me when I stuck my camera closer to his art. What do you think of the results? 

Exploring this exhibit as a photographer was definitely a highlight of this trip. As a bonus, the surrounding area is also picturesque with the Space Needle looming over the gardens and the EMP museum around the corner.

Hopefully this story convinced you to get your own ticket to the Chihuly Garden And Glass Exhibit next time you happen to be in Seattle, Washington


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