Monday, December 1, 2008

sea of glass







hope all of you (where applicable) had a wonderful thanksgiving. we took off for indianapolis, the city of my youth, and i could have spent nearly the entire time gazing at this exhibit at the children's museum downtown. this wonder was designed by dale chihuly, created by his team of glassblowers in seattle, then assembled in indianapolis. i was taken most with the base of the exhibit. it was installed on the first floor, so underneath from the ground floor it looked like a colorful sea of strange creatures, or maybe brain scans full of randomly firing neurons, much like mine feels right now after an exceptionally torturous drive home today. on the way there, we made it in a happy zippy quick 9 hours. but thanks to a three hour traffic jam, a generous gift from the city of st. louis and interstate 70, the trip home today pushed the 12 hour mark. so so so tired; not sure i'm even awake right now :)

14 comments:

soulbrush said...

these are stupendous. what a lovely trip you had, now go sleep! hugs.

Bella Sinclair said...

YOWZA! I saw pictures of a chihuly exhibit once, but THIS piece.... :o I can actually feel all the sweat and hours that went into this. And assembling it must have been a nightmare! Thank goodness that wasn't my job. Can you imagine?

DOH! Sorry.

Glad you made the long drive safely, traffic jams (with kids) notwithstanding. Welcome home!

cindy : quaint said...

glad you're home save and sound. dale chihuly's work is astounding and that 'piece' looks incredible.

Krissy said...

Great photos! Glad you made it home safe... Phew, traffic in STL is not fun today. You'd think we never see snow! Have some nice R & R time.

Esti said...

I hope you get the rest you need.

The colours in these look great!

please sir said...

WOW looks like an amazing site!!

painted fish studio said...

it has taken me a few years to appreciate chihuly. i didn't like his work at first, but i'm coming around! your photos help. :)

happy belated turkey day, hope you have time to rest up for the next big holiday!

Katrina said...

my goodness, so pretty, the colors are amazing.

Nina said...

How dazzling! Thanks for sharing it! Sorry about your extended road trip.... that stinks.

jess gonacha said...

dale chihuly's work is incredible-- especially in person. what fun! sorry to hear about the drive, though.... that very same thing happened to me on the way back from chicago once-- stuck on the highway for hours in the middle of the day. yuck! glad you made it back safely, though. :)

Gracia said...

Yes, I expect I, too, could have spent all day long gazing.

Christy said...

Wow, what gorgeous colors. Welcome home.

e.beck.artist said...

i ADORE chihully .... he had an enormous instillation at the atlanta botanical gardens ... and at the naples fl museum .... loved them both!

the camp said...

i so dig chihuly.
um...we are really close to each other! i am about 40 mins from indy!