Inspired by Chihuly

If you’ve been to the Milwaukee Art Museum, I’m sure you’ve been amazed at the glass sculpture by Dale Chihuly. Here’s a bit of information I found about it on a blog.


To visit that blog go to:

The first time I saw the sculpture at the museum I was blown away. Well, while in Arizona I had the delightful opportunity to visit the Desert Botanical Gardens with Evelyn, Hazel, Eddie, Joan and JoAnn


to see an exciting exhibit of Dale Chihuly’s art. It was entitled:


What a feast for the eyes! We arrived shortly before sunset. These photos are courtesy of Evelyn because her pictures were much better than mine. They may not be as good as seeing the gardens in person, but I do hope you’ll find them inspiring non-the-less.

C-boat C-orange


C-night-spirals C-orange-ball2 C-purple2 C-yellow-night-2In this last photo Evelyn caught me enjoying an explosion of blue!

C-blue-profileIf you’d like to watch a video about the artist and how his glass is created, go to:

Whether you are a traditional quilter, a fiber artist, or anywhere in between, I’m sure you are able to appreciate the beautiful use of color and design in these photographs.



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7 Responses to Inspired by Chihuly

  1. Cari says:

    I was lucky enough to be in AZ during this time and also visited the desert setting of glass. Fanastic! I did not see it at night. I imagine lights glowing around, through,above and below these structures were mind blowing.

  2. Lori says:

    Just gorgeous! The pictures of the lit work and cacti are my favorites. I was lucky to see an exhibit of his at the Denver art museum a few years ago. Beautiful work. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Very awesome! Um, but is that in open air? What happens if it hails or a wicked sand storm wanders through? That’s a lot of glass!

  4. Evelyn says:

    Chris, I think there is a quilt in there of your profile in front of the blue spiky ball. Could you draft that as a Mariner’s Compass?

  5. Monica W says:

    If you ever get to Las Vegas – go and look UP while standing in the lobby of the Bellagio —- the Chihuly piece that covers the ceiling is breathtaking!

  6. Judie Coffey says:

    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. I spent hours on that web site, watching videos. I’m going to Omaha this summer & will visit the “Joslyn Art Museum”. Dale

    chihuly is amazing.

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