I had the feeling that this sculpture by Dale Chihuly, set off by a reflecting pool, should be waving its tentacles. (This and the following photos are taken by Peggy Mekemson.)
When I closed my eyes and scrolled through my iPhoto collection to come up with today’s photo essay, I landed on a series of photos featuring Dale Chihuly’s imaginative glass sculptures.
It seems like Chihuly, the world’s most prolific creator of glass blown sculpture, is everywhere these days. His works are found worldwide. Peggy was in Tennessee with our daughter Natasha five years ago when a Chihuly exhibition was held at the Cheekwood Botanical Garden in Nashville. Fortunately, Peggy took lots of photos so I could enjoy the show as well. I found a flock of flamingos that Peggy captured on her camera at the botanical garden to be equally fascinating.
I thought of this creation as a fruit basket.
Chihuly is an expert at designing his pieces to complement natural settings.
Another example how his work complements a natural setting.
And how about this towering glass sculpture next to a tall tree?
My grandson, who was two at the time, checks out one of Chihuly’s sculptures. I wonder what was going through his mind?
A new take on a Zen garden?
These reminded me of colorful cloves of garlic.
These graceful birdlike sculptures with their interesting poses reminded me of Peggy’s Flamingos.
Flamingos can assume some interesting one-legged positions but this one went above and beyond. Check out the shadow.
Another interesting pose for both kids and adults.
A final contortion of Flamingo parts.
I’ll use this blue and green contrast by Chihuly to end this post. NEXT POST: A continuation of my Friday Essays. The Grand Canyon trip. Also, Friday marks the beginning of a two month break from blogging.