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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Chihuly - VMFA

Chihuly an American glass artist - his works are on display here in Richmond at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.   Steve and I viewed the exhibit yesterday and I wouldn't mind taking it in a second time.

Following quote from Chihuly says it best:
" The technology really hasn't changed. We use the same tools today they used 2,000 years ago. The difference is that when I started, everyone wanted to control the blowing process. I just went with it. The natural elements of fire, movement, gravity and centrifugal force were always there, and are always with us. The difference was that I worked in this abstract way and could let the forces of nature have a bigger role in the ultimate shape.” - Dale Chihuly

starting with first exhibit
Sitting on I assume a piece of acrylic - mimics water
I didn't get a very good pic of info.  hopefully you can read most of it.






Persian ceiling - this above us as we made our way to the next exhibit



Light shimmers down  side of the wall as we pass through

explanation of blankets


He proves it so


bowls are made with three layers of glass


Sea forms



tried several different ways to get shots,  rooms are on the dark side,  the one here is my favorite 


The large blue pieces that look like ice are made of acrylic and not glass



glass reeds in redwood






Chandelier




2 comments:

  1. Realy wonderful, the glas-arts!

    And the blankets I love too.

    Sigrun

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  2. Wow, those are awesome. I wonder if he has ever shown his art in Missouri. One summer my family and I went to historic Shaw Garden's in St. Louis and I saw some glass art just like some of those.

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