We went to the New York Botanical Gardens on Saturday. CHIHULY was in the house! Man, this guy can put on a show. I've seen a few of his 'chandeliers', but this was WAY BETTER. At every turn you were amazed. Throughout the conservatory and scattered within the gardens there were installations of his blown glass wonders. IMAGINATION - this guy HAS IT. I love that he shares his creations with the universe. His books don't capture the magnitude of the awesomeness you feel when experiencing an event like this. His dvds come closer, especially since you get to see the glass being blown, swung, spun, and manipulated under his genius direction. The dvds also take you behind the scenes as his team installs a show in a garden, over the canals of Venice, and many of his other venues. Big round of applause to the worker bees who made this happen - couldn't imagine the coordination of getting a show like this installed.
Yesterday's experience was much like last years visit to Central Park to see The Gates by Christo. YOU HAD TO BE THERE. If you're in the area, get to the Garden to see Chihuly before the end of October. Check his schedule for a venue coming soon near you.