Chihuly’s Incredible Glass Blowing Art
Wow Chihuly… Just wow!
I remember coming to Seattle just a little over a year ago. Back then, I decided to skip the visit of the Space Needle and the Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit. I remember thinking: “meh, too expensive!” Boy was I wrong.
Well I just came back from visiting the exhibit and my mind is blown. I hope the following story and photos will convince you not to make the same mistake I did back then.
Dale Chihuly is a glass sculptor from Tacoma Washington who’s been perfecting his craft over the years. He was first introduced to glass blowing work in 1961 and his works of art have been featured all over the world.
Visiting the museum
The first part of the visit happens inside the museum. In this section, you can see some of his very fine and intricate glass artwork.
The second area is the gardens. They are filled with colorful glass pieces living among beautiful plants. Even though the contrast between natural plants and handmade glasswork is astonishing, I thought the art was right at home within the foliage.
Chihuly said: “I want people to be overwhelmed with light and color in a way they have never experienced.” I believe he’s achieved his goal with his spectacular collection. But that overwhelming colorful experience really hit me when I stuck my camera closer to his art. What do you think of the results?
I explored this exhibit as a photographer and it definitely was a highlight of this trip. As a bonus, the surrounding area is also picturesque. The Space Needle is looming over the gardens and the EMP museum is around the corner.