Sunday, July 20, 2008

Chihuly artwork

"Chihuly at the de Young is an exploration of the groundbreaking artwork of Dale Chihuly. From the Mille Fiori (a 56-foot garden of glass) to the Saffron Tower (a 30-foot neon sculpture), this exhibition challenges convention with a feast of bold color, dramatic forms and extraordinary composition."
San Francisco, California

While in Sacramento my daughter and I went to San Francisco to see this exhibit that took our breath away. So much that it has inspired me to design a quilt around the photos I took.
When Ms. PT and I went to the De Young museum the exhibit had just opened up and we didn't need to buy tickets in advance. I understand that attendance has grown so much that you have to buy your tickets way ahead of time if you want to see it. We were lucky enough to be at the right place at the right time. Enjoy the photos.

(Click on the images to enlarge)


Jen M said...

Oh, Wow, Martha -- what wonderful inspiration for a future quilt. I have always loved Dale Chihuly's glass work, but never was lucky enough to see it on exhibition. Only one or two large pieces in any one place. I can't even imagine a whole garden of them!

Looks like a nice trip with your daughter.

Now that I've found your blog, I'll put in on my list. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Ay Martha, que hermosura! I love Chihuly's glasswork! Thanks for sharing the photos. I can't wait to see your quilt!