While trekking through the Emerald City, Seattle, Washington, we decided to visit the Mille Fiori Exhibit by Chihuly. Mille Fiori, Italian for a thousand flowers, is an exhibit in which Chiluly assembles gardens of glass that include many of his series of works. First exhibited in 2003 at the Tacoma Art Museum, the techniques used to create the Fiori rely less on tools and more on the use of fire, gravity and centrifugal force. The artist has said that memories of his mother’s garden serve as inspiration for these “gardens of glass.”
Upon arriving at the Exhibit Entrance, neatly tucked under the Space Needle….
….. one is greeted by delightful flowers…
……taking its cues from the light and architecture of the museum’s largest gallery designed by acclaimed architect Antoine Predock. Like the large, sculptural work Chihuly has installed throughout the world, this work is specific to the building and far different from all previous work.
The blending of the art glass with plants and flowers in the garden was breathtaking…..
A Beautiful and Restful Café allows guest to relax in the shade while enjoying the beauty that surrounds them…
Then the Magnificent Exhibit within the Hall itself………..stunning ……..
Simply AMAZING…….and DELIGHTFUL….
I am pea green with envy Tiny. I am so mad for Chihuly’s work I watch reruns of Fraser so I can admire the gorgeous piece they have used as part of the deco for the living room. You have captured his glittering creations in the most magnificent manner. What a wonderful way to end your 65th Birthday road trip. XXxOOO L & V
Oh my dear Virginia……..lovely to see you again in wordpress land…………..but…….my darling….I am only 60 years old…….do not give me more years than I can handle…….lol
Oh Dear darling younger than spring-time Tin Man. I can only plead absence of mind and the fact that two of my very very closest of friends each celebrated their 65th birthday and it is obviously I sneezed at the wrong moment. Do forgive this adding of years. XXOO V.
Oh Virginia………..you must be hearing the peels of laughter all the way to Delta…..kiss
Hope Margo and I can go there when we are in Seattle
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Just hop on the monorail……it goes right there and leaves from downtown close to your hotel.
Yes, amazing work………thanks you for visiting.
Just fantastic, thanks so much for sharing. Perhaps a strong Kansas wind will crarry Me forth…. Sent from
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Magical! They would fit in in munchkin land. Love is work.
Yes, you are right, JoNell ……..these would be magnificent in Munchkin Land!! My but Chuc did give us quite a deluge this morning!!
Dear Monsieur Tin Man, From top to bottom, your photographs are beauties. Not a dud in the batch. I especially love the outdoor garden shots. The sky is so blue. The colors really pop. Years ago, I got to see a Chihuly exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Art. In my collection, I have a few documentaries about his work process. Fascinating! (Did you stop in the cafe?!)
Thanks for the retreat!!
(I also love the bottom reflection shot.)
Thank you my darling!!! I thought words were not necessary in this post. We did stop in the café and just sat with a coffee (It is Seattle!!!) and gazed upon the beauty surrounding us. It was a most delightful exhibit. Upon entering, a very young man, instructed the husband not to touch anything………the husband replied: “Not even myself…….my you are not much fun!!” the poor boy turned beat red and everyone had a grand chuckle. OH MY………never a dull moment around here!
I LOVE this story. You both are so darn witty! I think you’ll appreciate this story about the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Here’s a link: http://www.theonion.com/article/struggling-museum-now-allowing-patrons-to-touch-pa-2821
We’ve missed you! Your photos of the Chihuly are terrific…thanks for sharing. The sculptures certainly can brighten up Seattle on its many grey days.
Hello my friend! Yes, I have been neglecting my blogging duties. It seems as if my days are taken up more and more by things meaning less and less. Thank you for missing me and thank you for your lovely comments.
I know what you mean…just be happy with whatever you do. 🙂