For anyone who loves art, a trip to Seattle isn’t complete without visiting the Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibition in Seattle Center. Dale Chihuly is a Northwest artist who creates blown glass sculptures for inside and outside display.
I want people to be overwhelmed with light and color in a way they have never experienced.-Dale Chihuly
To walk through eight rooms of glass forests of flowers, sea life, Ikebana, gardens, and chandeliers is a wonderous journey through a world only an innovative artist could create.
Every room is a favorite room. Each inspired a creative impulse or evoked a physical response of widened eyes, sighs, ooohh, aahhs.
The third room featured the SeaLife Tower, 15 feet of glass, which gave me pause to open my journal and jot down some words.
A vortex of sea serpents
swirl to indigo,
tentacles rise to aqua.
Sea stars, Conches, spiny urchins
ride blue violet waves
up a fluid pinnacle.
Caught in a whirlpool
float like pearls
against a sunken night
The Chihuly Glasshouse is a 40 foot tall glass and steel structure, which includes a 100 foot long suspended sculpture. His work is displayed in Venice, Iceland, France, and the ceiling of Bellagio in Las Vegas.
If I ever get to Venice, Italy again I will look for his installation, Chihuly Over Venice.
Take a pause in your day to visit his website and view his spectacular art.
3 thoughts on “Sculpture as Poetry”
I saw his work in Vegas. The funny thing is that I haven’t in Paris. Beautiful photos, Mona.
I haven’t seen them in Paris either. Thanks for your kind words on the photos.
SeaLife Tower… just magnificent!