Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibit
Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit has been at Seattle Center since it’s installation in 2012. It showcases the breathtaking work of Dale Chihuly. The color, detail and scope of his artwork is an amazing feast for the creative soul! Get ready to feast your eyes on a portion of what captured my eye while in this incredible exhibit!
Let’s get started!
The Native American blankets in the Northwest Room was an unexpected surprise. It was incredible to see so many in one place. The detail that’s woven into each piece boggles my mind. I found myself wanting to pull one from the display so I could sit on the nearby bench and soak it in.
In the next room we were sucked in by the massive Sealife Tower which stands 15 feet tall! The detail that goes into this piece alone boggled my creative mind. The flow of the curves and the way the color changes within the various elements draws me in.
The Persian Ceiling Room was the next feast for a visitors eye and ended up being my favorite room! I could have laid down on the floor and just stared at the variety of shapes, textures, color and detail. It was breath taking!
Next up is the Mille Fiore room. I can’t fathom the hours it took to create and install this. As I have said previously the color, detail and imagination is AMAZING!
This incredible boat was inspired by Chihuly’s time in Japan and childhood memories of found treasures washed ashore along Puget Sound beaches. Once again his artwork draws me in to the fine details of each piece and how they work together to create such a beautiful piece as a whole.
The Chihuly bowls were specatcular! The sheer size of them has me wondering how many people it took to hold it while in the glass blowing phase of creation. They had smaller versions of these in the gift shop for a mere $6,750 or so. I didn’t come home with one.
Chihuly’s Glasshouse at the foot of Seattle’s iconic Space Needle. The Space Needle was built in 1962 for the Worlds Fair. It has been on tourists must do list for over 55 years and will be undergoing a historic renovation project beginning in September 2017 with an expected completion date of June 2018.
Just outside the Glasshouse you’ll enter the Chihuly Garden. At every step there is yet another glass creation against the back drop of native trees plants and flowers waiting to catch your eye. In the middle of the garden is an ornate representation of the Sun, with multiple shades of both orange and yellow. The walk along the garden path was a fitting ending to the exhibit.
Whether you are a Seattle native or find yourself in Seattle on business or pleasure you’ll want to carve out a few hours to tour this incredible exhibit.