December 26, 2014: DAY 56 of 3656 Daily Photos – Dale Chihuly Works in Water

This is more from the Tacoma photo shoot on the 25th.  I have a number of very nice images from that shoot that I would like to share with you.

Chihuly’s art has always fascinated me.  That someone has this art within and is able to display it to the world is a marvelous event of significant magnitude as I see it.  It matters not the medium, whether paintings, stone or wood carvings, pottery, blown glass, photography, sand or sidewalk art, graffiti, poetry, writing and the list goes on, its that the person who has that vision is able to share it with the world.

Chihuly Icicle, Leavenworth, Washington

Chihuly Icicle, Leavenworth, Washington

Chihuly has been famous in the northwest.  Our first view of Chihuly glass art was in Leavenworth, Washington when we were driving around and suddenly came across his art – a huge icicle absolutely sparkling from the sun against a snow covered hill of trees.

I took this in photo in 2002 on a film camera.  Later in the year I scanned the image and have worked with it over the years – always going back to this particular image.  As it turns out, this was Chihuly’s first outdoor glass art and it is placed in front of the Sleeping Lady Resort in Leavenworth, WA in 1996.

Over the years since then we have seen his art on the bridge overlooking the freeway, in the Union Station Federal Court House, and in the Tacoma Glass museum.  As you visit the Tacoma Glass Museum you’ll also see a large number of his pieces in the reflection pools outside the museum – the subject of today’s Daily Photos.

I have attempted many times over to capture the sculptures in the reflection pools – it’s always been challenging to me as I want just the right angle, mood, weather and it seems most of the time it always eludes me.  Yesterday, the weather was right and I finally captured good images.

Also, I have an image of the Water Forest near the Tacoma Glass Museum.  The Water Forest was erected in 2002 but within a short while one of the glass tubes shattered when pushed over by a small boy.  Seven years and $174,000 later the Water Forest tubes have were redesigned and if you click on the link you’ll find a good history of the redesign as well as a photo of the Water Tubes at night.

Today’s Daily Photos: Chihuly Glass Art in the Reflection Pools and the Water Forest (Nikon Df, 24-85 mm [various focal lengths]

Chihuly Art - Reflection Pool With the Hot Shop in Background

Chihuly Art – Reflection Pool With the Hot Shop in Background

2014-25-14 Day 56 Chihuly Glass 3

 

 

Chihuly Glass in Reflection Pool - the Tacoma Dome is in the background

Chihuly Glass in Reflection Pool – the Tacoma Dome is in the background

Chihuly Glass in Reflection Pool

Chihuly Glass in Reflection Pool

Water Forest Near the Tacoma Museum of Glass

Water Forest Near the Tacoma Museum of Glass

 

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