Thursday, April 16, 2009
Chihuly at the Desert Botanical Garden Tucson AZ
Taliesin was a treat, but Chihuly at the Desert Botanical Garden in Tucson was a revelation. His blown glass forms are dispersed throughout this already magnificent desert garden and around each corner on the twisting paths a feast of color greets you. The forms are at once fantastical and organic. They can't be real yet they seem to be growing there amonst the cacti. I love my photos yet they do not come close to doing this creative display any semblance of justice. Having viewed single pieces of his work in interior spaces from Minneapolis to London's Victoria and Albert Museum, the opportunity to now now see this many works in one location and to see them so successfully implanted in a natural external environment is just plain exhilerating.