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….