Monday, August 13, 2012

More Art Glass!

My husband had shoulder surgery on Friday, so I'm sorry for my scarcity the past week.  It's just been crazy at our house preparing for the surgery AND my first soap event which happened on Friday without me.  Yes, that's right, my soap made it to an event even though I didn't!  Whew... what a week!

As a little distraction I thought I'd go ahead and post a few more art glass pictures from our trip to Seattle a few weeks ago.  These were taken at the Tacoma Museum of Glass.

I don't remember the name of the artist who made these wall hangings, I know the second one is blurry, but I loved the colors of it, so I thought I'd post the picture anyway.  These two made me think that it would be fun to make an impressionistic soap with these colors!



 And then we walked into the Chihuly exhibit.  Be still my heart!  The first group was from his Navaho series.  Chihuly is also interested in basket weaving and blanket weaving, and these vases demonstrate that interest.  The marks on the front are "woven" together to make the design.


 And then the sea forms!  This blue one was probably my favorite.  But blue is my favorite color so I'm a bit biased.


 I loved this one too, a basket full of other sea forms... so gorgeous!


 This one absolutely glowed!  I think maybe orange is becoming my second favorite color.



 I know this one is a bit blurry, but I thought it was a fun combination of sea forms and goblets.


 And then, the coups de gras!  The bridge of glass.  It's a pedestrian bridge that goes over I-5.  It has three parts to it.  The first part is this huge wall, and in the wall are hundreds of compartments, each with it's own fantastic piece of art glass!  It was quite the site to behold!  The more you looked, the more amazing things you saw.  I wished I could have stood in front of it for an hour, that's how engrossing it was!  My picture only shows a sliver of the wall, but it was all I could get in the frame.


The second part is two towers of blue ice cube like bubbles.  And I know my picture doesn't show it, but they were huge!  Two pillars of extreme proportion!


And then... my camera ran out of batteries!  ARGH!!!  But the third part was even more exciting, so I borrowed a picture to show you.  It was a tunnel, and above you the ceiling was covered with sea form glass!  It was fantastic!  The sun shining through and lighting up the whole thing.

Bridge of Glass, Chihuly Art, Tacoma WA

If you're anywhere near Tacoma, WA, I highly recommend checking it out! 

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