Saturday, September 11, 2010

chihuly nights



last weekend, on our very first cool evening of the summer,

i attended a spectacular exhibition of
art glass






displayed on the grounds of

Cheekwood Botanical Gardens,
here in Nashville.




we arrived before the sun set,

and watched as the glass was brilliantly lit for night time viewing.






please

enjoy...































NATURE



and



ART



merged.









incredible!

19 comments:

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us! Loving the cooler temps.

Georgianna said...

Erin, these are marvelous images! Being in the Northwest, I adore all glass art, especially Chihuly. What a wonderful exhibit! You're photos are incredible. Thank you so much for sharing. xo

oldgreymare said...

Zowie!!!!

xxx

z

KarenB said...

Isn't he something? I love it all, but especially the row boat! Great job of capturing the beauty of his work.

Pchełka said...

WOW!!!! Beautifull experience...Best regards..A.

maría cecilia said...

oh my god, I was going to turn off my computer when I saw you have posted again... it´s 4 in the morning now and I just couldn´t wait to see your post... I like his work, but really your photography does a very great art!!!!!
good night
maria cecilia

Luiza said...

Wow!!! This glass is just beautiful!!! Perfect!

I love the 1:st image... It´s some kind of magic about it!!!

Have a sweet sunday, Erin!
Hugs/
Luiza

Razmataz said...

Erin, that is incredible. I really really enjoyed seeing that. Thank you for the wonderful pictures.

Teri said...

Nice! As I understand it, Seattle and Chihuly are trying to build a Chihuly museum under the Space Needle and the "Saffron Tower" will go in there.

Antique ART Garden said...

We have a giant commissioned chandelier from him at the Columbia Museum of Art, I'll get a picture and put it on my blog . Scary to walk under , considering it would kill 100 people if it fell on them below ! Oh, he had an exhibit at the museum a year ago too. thanks, Gina P.S. I will warn you , like you didn't already know, that my picture will not be great like yours are.

janetrice31 said...

Most of your Chihuly photos enhance his works --they seem even more lush and sensual than the glass pieces looked in real life. Dale should hire you to photograph all his works.

Love the ombre/fall photos -- as always -- you transform ordinary objects and scenes into something extraordinary.

Scott said...

WOW!!! I love Chihuly's work and you have captured it soooooo beautifully here. Really nice work. Hey, thanks for dropping by my Sunday Sunset today.

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

I saw something like that last year at a museum near us but nothing like that. What incredible workmanship!
xx
Carole

bicocacolors said...

Erin i love love love chihuty night!!!
those photos are amazing,really really beautiful!!!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hey Erin
How incredible .. I've never seen anything like it before.. truly amazing.. must have been wonderful to be there.. thanks for sharing your fabulous photos with us... and have a great week.. xxx Julie

Ottilias Veranda said...

Amazing!! Thanks for sharing!

Don said...

Great stuff! Chihuly brings out the kid in us. So delightful as are your photos.

Lora said...

wow! that is some gorgeous glass!

Bohemian said...

Our Botanical Gardens had a Chihuly exhibit in 2010 and it was magnificent... they purchased a few pieces to put on permanent display... he is an Artistic Genius with Glass!

Dawn... The Bohemian