Earlier this week I gave an Overview of the Chihuly exhibit at the Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum in Seattle. The next day I gave you an inside look at a few of the sculptures in the Exhibition Hall; and today we will take a stroll outside into the Garden.
Years ago I founded, owned, and managed a landscaping company, so I spent all my waking hours studying garden design; and yet I have never seen a garden like this. I find this Chihuly Garden intriguing because it borrows the light of the skies and reflects it in the glass sculptures. Vibrant on a rainy Seattle day, the colors are striking and bold and the textures display a rare combination of real and surreal.
Since the Exhibition Hall is like a conservatory, when you’re inside it you can see out to some of the sculptures in the garden, always with the immensity of the very cool Space Needle right next door. The ferns in this photo are glass sculptures!
Living in the Bay Area where earthquakes can rattle our bones, I found it incredulous that these magnificent glass sculptures were out in the rain, cold, and other unpredictable susceptibilities. It must be stunning after a snowstorm, and night time, according to the photos, is brilliant. In an outdoor airway (on left in final photo) there were massive chandeliers hanging over the walkways. In our last steps through the garden, I gazed up and admired each chandelier, hoping to return here sometime at night; but this earthquake-damaged person chose to stand off to the side rather than directly underneath, ha.
Tomorrow is the last of the series, we’ll check out the Collections Cafe.