Sunday, May 31, 2009

Magical Desert Blooms

This piece is called Mirrored Mexican Horns and I think it looks perfectly at home “growing” among the prickly pear and barrel cactus. The green, tendril-like arms seem to be spreading with wild abandon so that the pink blossoms in the center can erupt and show-off their stunning beauty.

This is the last day of Chihuly: The Nature of Glass. All of the amazing glass sculptures with be carefully dismantled, packed, and shipped to the next destination wherever that will be.

Next week the garden will back to normal showing off the vast natural splendors of the desert southwest.

10 comments:

Sally said...

It looks perfectly placed!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

it will be so sad to see them go

Randy said...

Sharon, you were so lucky to have been able to see this. I wish I could have. I can only imagine what the whole exhibit looked like.

Prospero said...

Looks more like Medusa's head. But I do find these glass sculptures intriguing.

Abe Lincoln said...

I am surprised at how normal this work is. It looks like it just sprouted and grew there.

You probably don't remember when people lived and died at home and endured wakes. I wrote about it here. http://bing-it.blogspot.com/

Lisa Wilson said...

So unusual and beautiful!! Clicking on the photo to see the enlarged photo is a must!

Hilda said...

I love how his work just enhances the natural beauty of the plants and the environment, and he never tries to 'steal the show' from it. Thanks so much for sharing Chihuly's art with us, Sharon. I think it was you that first introduced his work to me and I will always be grateful to you for that.

Jilly said...

Two days of lovely Chihuly etc. Would so love to see these in reality but mind you, your photographs are so good that make me feel I'm there.

JM said...

WOW!!!

marcinko said...

Looks beautiful, alien, and I'm slapping myself for missing it.