Thursday, October 21, 2010

Cleaning Day

I’ve been wondering how they keep those Chihuly sculptures at the Desert Botanical Garden so clean and sparkling. 

14 comments:

brattcat said...

gently, gently....

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Oh, brother. I would have guess they have some kind of spray washer, not touching the glass tips by hand.

The sparkle on the tip of the tower on the right is amazing.

Tracy said...

And of course it always rains right after you clean your glass cactus. :-)

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

very interesting. i wondered too! good eye

Birdman said...

Spray paint? hahaha

Jarart said...

Love that star burst on top! That one must have already been cleaned.

JM said...

You know, Sharon, I though of you when I went into de Victoria and Albert Museum hall; I know how much you love Chihuly, so I will let you know when I post what I saw there! :-)

RedPat said...

I've always wondered that about his chandeliers too. Very scary to do i am sure.

Jacob said...

Must be using Swifters! They're supposed to get 'em clean, so I hope they get the point!

Jacob said...

Hi Sharon: Thanks for the update on Los Dos Molinos...the reason I asked about windmills is that I think Los Dos Molinos means The Two Windmills in Spanish.

Probably a whole of lot of present-day Phoenix was rural when we lived there! :-)

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Phoenix is such a diverse city. Are you joking? This isn't really Chihuly is it? Looks real to me!

Jack said...

I hope those guys are well insured. I wouldn't dare do the job.

Randy said...

I can only imagine how gentle they are with these. Nice capture.

Kate said...

Amazing glass sculptures; he is an imaginative artist, isn't he. I never thought about the cleaning process. I think I'll ask about the chandelier in the Minneapolis Art Institute foyer. Someone should know; perhaps there's a suggested regiment to their care.