Saturday, April 21, 2007

Dale Chihuly in the Missouri Botannical Garden

For several months, the spectacular Missouri Botanical Garden had installations of Dale Chihuly's glass sculpture all over the place. It was a delight. These glass bonbons floated in a reflecting pool up to the Climatron, a geodesic dome enclosing a rain forest. It was designed following the principles of R. Buckminster Fuller, the visionary designer and architect. The sculptures in the reflecting pool are by the Swedish artist, Carl Millies.

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14 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

Interesting display of art.

Abraham Lincoln
Brookville Daily Photo

kris said...

it is a delightful image!

Dsole said...

wow! what a futuristic garden!! it looks great!

piu said...

What an amazing piece of art! and you have got such a beutiful photo of it.

Felicia said...

Great photo! Looks like colorful candy kisses.

james said...

this looked like the pregnant oyster in berlin through the portal
cheers.

Strangetastes said...

Thank you, James. I like oysters. I like Berlin. I like Bath, too, and have visited a few times. Having said that, I haven't the slightest idea what you're talking about.

TOG said...

Last winter Dale Chihuly came to Coral Gables Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden. I took an album of pictures and put them on my Tog site for two months. He came back this year because him sold more here in Coral Gables then any show that he has ever displayed. Now he is back again, it's profit as well as art. My wife and I will go over and take some more pictures of the new material.

Paul said...

The bonbons make your photo come alive; especially their reflection - it makes for a very peaceful feel about the photo :).

Thanks for stopping by our blog and leaving the encouraging comment that you did. I never thought much of the photo (I think I've seen the vista too often) but your comment caused me to look at it with new eyes, and yes, it is quite nice :).

Ming_the_Merciless said...

I am a fan of Chihuly's work especially his clutters of blown glass chandeliers.

The Missouri Botanical Garden looks spectacular.

Chris & Deb said...

beautiful photo of a gorgeous work of art! Are they illumated after dark?

Strangetastes said...

Hi Chris & Deb. The installation is gone now. It wasn't just in this reflection pool but all over the garden, indoors and out. The glass was not illuminated from within but the outdoor pieces had spotlighing at night. You might find more pix on the garden's web site, www.mobot.org.

Bob

hearthealth said...

After learning about Dale Chihuly's nature-mimicking works only a month ago, I think the most mind bending work of his that Ive seen must be seaforms (controversial yes, but a work of genius nontheless). I made an article on him and Lino Tagliapietra, please visit it!

Karen Goodman said...

I just sent you a note in flickr email, but wanted to let you know that I've got this pic in my new blog's home page slide show as the first pic.

Everyone that has seen it has loved it. Actually, I would ask them advice on my new site design and the only comments I would get would be on your picture.

Thanks for letting me use it.