Art, poetry, Travel

Sculpture as Poetry

Chihuly's Persian
Chihuly’s Persian

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.

Chihuly's SeaLife
Chihuly’s SeaLife

Sea Pearls

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

they descend,

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.