A few weeks ago I went to the New York Botanical Gardens (NYBG) in the Bronx to see the Dale Chihuly exhibit.
You may not know his name, but I'm sure you know his work. He's a glass artist and has installations all over the world. Probably the most viewed is the ceiling installation in the lobby of The Bellagio in Las Vegas. These are photos I took when I was there last year.
I can't remember when I became familiar with his work, but it was a long time ago, long before I saw his huge piece in Vegas. I was captivated by the colors and the size of his work.
Eleven years ago in September 2006, my boyfriend (now husband) and I went to see his exhibit at the NYBG on one of our first dates, here are some photos from back then.
His work is very distinctive, you can spot a Chihuly immediately, but some of his pieces that were on show I hadn't seen before, such as the colorful panes in the lily pond and the neon lights behind.
The neon lights are actually an integral part of the exhibit and whilst you can see the pieces by day, they really come alive at night (from the photos I've seen). The gardens are open at night Thursdays, July–August and Thursdays–Saturdays, September–October
I think my favorite piece was this one, I like the way they mingle with the plants and look like plants in their own way (aside from the color).
This one is perfect for me as a jeweler... it's called Sapphire Star!
Here are some more photos from our trip to the gardens.
The exhibit is on til Sunday, October 29, 2017 at the New York Botanical Gardens.
Let me know in the comments below which is your favorite piece! Have you seen one of Chihuly's pieces in person?