This robust sculpture resides in Seattle, at the base of the Space Needle. A tower of scarlet glass trumpets, it stands over six feet tall, at Chihuly Garden and Glass.
The artist, Dale Chihuly, was born in Tacoma and has spent many years in the Pacific Northwest. The entire exhibit is a permanent collection, displayed indoors and out.
I spent a wet and rainy day at the museum in Seattle last year, and it lit up the gloom in the most extraordinary way. The garish colors, colossal sculptures, and outrageous creativity are a true indoor marvel. Then you go outdoors, and more brilliance awaits. Info here.
Outside there is a refreshingly unique garden studded with glass plants and this sculpture, an edifice of glaring red blaring trumpets. Click here for more of Athena’s photos of the Chihuly Garden exhibit, part of a series I wrote.
What I like most about this wild, one-eyed sculptor and his art is his message: be bold, be brave.
Photo credit: Athena Alexander