Friday, March 27, 2009

Medusa


We headed out on the first full day to the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix. The garden is filled with all sorts of cactus and wildflowers, but the reason for the special trek was an outdoor sculpture installation.

Titled Chihuly: The Nature of Glass, featured about a dozen glass sculptures scattered in the desert. It was really quite beautiful.

More pictures of the glass and garden can be seen on my flickr stream here if interested.

7 comments:

Bella Daddy said...

Sheesh, we live here and havent gone yet...on our calendar though....Congrats and glad u r enjoying your time in our beautiful state!

Isabella said...

Chihuly's work is amazing (I've seen quite a few pieces in Chicago). I think what's breathtaking about the installation you photographed is the location. There is something about it being in a desert background that just makes it.

Thank you for sharing your photos!

Happy FF!

Otter Thomas said...

I miss spring break. Have fun!

ShankRabbit said...

OH man... Chihuly is batnutz crazy... but I guess you'd have to be to make works like he does.

Jason said...

Those displays are beyond beautiful. I love the way they intermix the glass with the natural surroundings and everything looks as if it belongs there. Breathtaking.

Joeprah said...

Wow! Those pics are amazing, that one piece had to be 30 feet tall right? Looks like a cool stop with Ty.

ciara said...

love the pic...glass work is always fascinating to me. i'm gonna go check out the rest :)