As I mentioned in the last post, we visited the New York Botanical Gardens in 2006 when Dale Chihuly glass sculptures were on display. Not just a few chandeliers, MANY. Not just a few little installations of his orbs, spike, tendrils - MANY. It was extraordinary. My friend Anne and I were clicking away on the cameras, but we also took time to just admire. To just experience it. It was special to share the experience with my daughter and her friend who were 10 at the time. Both of them fancied themselves roving reporters with film. Loved seeing them dash around the grounds, trying to get the most artistic view in the frame.
I had watched many of Chihuly's videos and understood the passion he brings to the process, with enough enthusiasm to power up the teams who create on location - like Venice. That was my favorite. Could you imagine being there and seeing colorful glass balls bobbing along the canal? When you reflect on what he does - creating all those pieces, wrapping and shipping, unwrapping and assembling on location.....it makes you even more in awe that someone would go to those lengths to share beauty. A visionary.
Last summer on our road trip we stayed in an Indianapolis hotel with a lobby jewel. Fallon and I gasped because we knew who made it. Lovely.
If you are in Florida, near Coral Gables.....you have plenty of time to make plans before the end of May....