Chihuly Glass Art Garden, Seattle Washington

I first heard of Chihuly, when visiting Kalamazoo, MI and they had a show of his art at the local Glass art shop. One of the reasons I starting working in Radiology was the cool way you could look thru the film – it was translucent and how every image was different. I have now been working over 30 years in Radiology and film no longer exists, but I still love looking at the images on the monitor. I feel drawn in to Chihuly glass in the same way I do when I was first attracted to Radiology imaging, both have a depth and detail and I am fascinated. These pieces are huge in scale, which makes it fun like a giant animal or sea creature.

Neon Yellow Blown Glass next to the space needle nestled in a black grass garden.

How amazing!

I loved this place, David, he was more interested in checking out the bees in the garden and testing his theories of electric charge and bees on flowers. Oh well, we both had fun!

25 responses to “Chihuly Glass Art Garden, Seattle Washington”

  1. ❤️ Chihuly! Great photos! Makes me want to go back and visit again!

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    1. I know I LOVED it, David said it was ok. He does not love Glass like I do, I just love the complexities of the thicker glass. If I ever win the lottery big, I would buy one of his pieces, which were for sale, but were way way outside of our price range now.

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  2. It’s truly magical seeing his work. Love this post!

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  3. The garden space sure it great with all those amazing glass pieces.

    The “electric charge and bees on flowers” comment caught my attention and now I’m intrigued.

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    1. Ok, first he is a bee keeper, so knowing that he studies A lot on bees. His theory is, there is a natural mild electric charge in everything including the flowers, and the bees (and us of course) – bees are attracted to the color, but can sense the charge as well. When a bee touches the flower – he thinks this slightly discharges the charge on the flower, which is why a bee might touch a flower, but not collect pollen, because it senses it was just collected and moves on. He was watching the bees and believes his theory is right, and was collecting more proof.

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      1. That’s really interesting! That seems like a plausible theory to me.

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      2. He is convinced it is correct. I believe him, because he studies this stuff a lot.

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  4. I was lucky enough to see the Chihuly exhibit at the Royal Ontario Museum and it was stunning. One of the best art exhibits I’ve been to.

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    1. It is stunning, I was overwhelmed with the beauty.

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  5. Wow, you two visit some funky places!

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    1. It was cool for sure. And since we went after 6pm, it was about half price.

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      1. I love deals! Nice find! How much longer are you out traveling for?

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      2. until Sunday. Then back home

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      3. Enjoy your last weekend in paradise

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      4. Home is paradise too, I love my family – it is nice to go away, but it is even better to come home. Although, when we are all together home can be anywhere.

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      5. Distance makes the heart grow fonder, so home will feel even more special upon your return

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  6. The photos in this post are amazing! All of your posts have great photos. I have shared this post on Pinterest:)

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    1. Awesome, thanks. It is my husband, he is a wonderful photographer, and man.

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    1. I know, it was amazing. The depth is the best part, how complex the glass is, he (in wall postings) said he invented a technique of putting milk cream color in the middle to make that depth.

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  7. These are so beautiful! I’m happy you two got to experience such a neat adventure!

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    1. It is incredibly cool, dont know what I did to deserve this, but taking it all in and enjoying it

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  8. How fun. My husband and I love visiting art exhibits and gardens of course. We rather be outside, too hot right now here in our city. Your photos are beautiful.

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    1. Thanks, I’m drawn to glass in a way I cant explain, wish I could afford his work, but way outside of my price zone. What city are you from?

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