Monday, November 8, 2010

Chihuly

I don't think I'd ever want to stand underneath one of these chandeliers, but they're sort of amazing to look at! Whenever I've seen glass blowing, I always sort of want to touch the burning hot glass. I think I'd want to touch lava too. It sort of sounds like this "survival of the fittest" thing may not be such a great thing for me, hey?



I really love looking at glass pieces, but they always seem so impractical. Especially these. These seem a little murderous. I tried googling things like "death by chihuly" and "chihuly glass accident death" and things like that, but found nothing. I think I've stumbled onto a major cover up operation here. Don't be too flattered if I send you a Chihuly sculpture and a case of wine. I probably want you dead.

(All photos from Chihuly.com)

13 comments:

  1. I visited his works in my area. Love it so much the glass and his paintings.

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  2. ha! i love this post. & yeah, i bet it would be one gruesome death...probably quite pretty though, in a macabre kind of way.

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  3. What a coincidence--just this morning, I watched a documentary about artists' creative processes. The filmmakers spoke with several artists, including Dale Chiluly.

    I had the fortune to see his two-story glass-covered pillar installation at the Indianapolis Childrens' Museum this past spring. It was piece after piece of gleaming, glowing glass in bright primaries. At the base, laid out in a radius, were even more glass pieces, under which was a glass floor, acting as the ceiling to a room underneath, where we could look up and identify the various shapes, lying on a slowly-rotating seat thingy.

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  4. hilarious! they really do look dangerous..

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  5. These are gorgeous. They remind me of the lights hanging up at The Bellagio and The Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas. So pretty!

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  6. hahhaha! my hubbers totally wants to 'play' with lava, or molten glass. luckily he does realize the downside (i.e. death, disfigurement) of this idea.

    did you know chihuly lost an eye in a glass blowing accident?? so you're not too far off the mark here...

    ps - thanks for your kind words. :)

    oh, and my yard totally hates me too. i had to yank a flobbityjillion mushrooms this weekend. gross.

    pps - my word verification is "larding." lol.

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  7. There are 3 Chihuly pieces hanging suspended over the lobby of the San Jose Museum of Art. I do not want to be standing there waiting in line to pay my admission fee when an earthquake hits.

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  8. Such amazing pieces - they almost look like they're organic and growing!

    Ps: Thought the giveaway I'm currently running might tickle your fancy! http://checksandspots.blogspot.com/2010/11/giveaway-giveaway-giveaway.html

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  9. Gorgeous work, and yes I'd be scared to be under one as well:-) Great art!

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