Saturday, February 20, 2010

A Much Needed Burst of Color


These fibrant flowers by glass artist Dale Chihuly seem to explode from the walls of the Birmingham Museum of Art. A welcome sight when everything outside is still brown and bare.

19 comments:

Kate said...

Is there anyone who doesn't like Chihuly? His work is so identifiable and so beautiful. Julie of Scottsdale often features his work, and she should love this one. Your header today is great!

Gunn said...

Beautiful ART, colors and shapes.

Birdman said...

Very colorful images captured here.

brattcat said...

The shapes are so organic and the colors so alive. This is such a beautiful image. And yes, V., with the exception of an occasional phrase (the woods are silent, dark, and deep=Frost) all the words are mine.
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Janet M Kincaid said...

Chihuly! Lovely. You should ask Rob to go snap a picture of the permanent Chihuly in the lobby of Target's corporate headquarters in Minneapolis.

Jilly said...

I've been in love with Chihuly's work for years. A genius. Love your photo.

Mister Earl said...

Nice. For a moment your new banner scared me.

Virginia said...

Mr. E,
I'm too scared to ask why! :)

I'm off the Chinese New Year event at the Boutwell Aud. this morning. I hope to have lots of photos to share with you all!
V

Eeyore said...

I do love that glass.

TheChieftess said...

Love the color in both the banner and todays pic!!!

Congrats on teaching a photo class...what all are you covering???

Louis la Vache said...

Delightful!

Maya said...

Great shots of color! You know he's from Seattle right? :-)

Daryl said...

Reminds me of some of the pieces I saw in Murano

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I love Chihuly~ there is a fabulous piece in the lobby of the V&A in London.

Jacob said...

Dale Chihuly is not only brilliant but also very prolific!

Harriet said...

Beautifully composed!

Chuck Pefley said...

Now you know how i maintain my sanity ... a visit to the glass museum in Tacoma does wonders when I need a color fix!

Thanks for your compliment on the old tree. -:)

The lines in your glass wall are quite nice, I must say.

JM said...

I'm a Chihuly fan and this fantastic photo surely makes him justice! Great shot, V.!

Judy - So California said...

It's worth a trip to Las Vegas to see the Chihuly in the lobby of the Bellagio Hotel - and they have a shop there if your wallet will support a purchase. Mine hasn't - did buy a beautiful book 'tho. This great shot will do nicely until I can go back to visit. Thank you very much!