Sunday, May 25, 2014
The deinstallation of the Chihuly exhibit at the Desert Botanical Garden began last Monday. I went there to see what I could see but on Monday they only worked on the neon lights the ran up the side of that mountain behind the piece pictured above. (You can barely see them in the photo to the left of the Scarlet and Yellow Icicle Tower.) While I was there, I found out that the deinstallation would take place slowly over the span of around two weeks. So I started going every other day to see what I could see.
I saw the workmen being raised in a cherry picker so they could start removing the glass pieces one at a time and place them in the boxes that are in the lift with them.
They made pretty good progress in the short time I was there.
Around 5:30 I decided to head out there again and see what had been accomplished. The Scarlet and Yellow Icicle Tower had been picked clean!
I've got a few more photos to show you over the next few days. It's interesting watching them work and seeing how some of the pieces are put together.