Monday, August 14, 2006

Chihuly

These aren't colored jellyfish... although that's what I think they look like. This installation by Dale Chihuly, called 'Fiori Di Como' is located in the lobby of the Bellagio Hotel and Casino and is made up of over two thousand blown glass flowers.

14 comments:

Kala said...

you gurls are on a roll with all these kewl looking photos - natural and man made! This is a stunner and by far the most colorful of any images Ive seen - and I have seen a lot of photo blogs!

Darren said...

From Logan Daily Photo - I spent over 1 year planning my trip to the USA (even planning how many trips I would take on the monorail at Las Vegas).

When I got back and talked with a co-worker who went a few months before me, I realised I had forgotten to go inside the Bellagio to see these, so thanks for the photo.

Lisi said...

wow, amazingly beautiful, great post!

Kara said...

Nice photo. I love Chihuly, but the Bellagio ceiling has always been my least favorite of his pieces, it just gets lost in everything else going on. However, your picture definitely makes it look good.

I’ve seen several Chihuly exhibits and I love the huge pieces, but my favorite was a portion of the exhibit at the Olympics in Salt Lake City. A low glass ceiling was installed in a hall way area. Sitting on the glass overhead and li from behind were thousands and thousands of small glass sculptures. Most of them were free form, some of them were animals, cherubs etc. It was so whimsical and what really added to the whimsy was that children and adults alike were lying on their backs scooting around the room to look at different sections or change angles.

twistedzero said...

beautiful!

Christy and Wendi said...

Awesome Color! Love the simplicity of the photo!
Wendi

Ame said...

Hi Girls! Kala just pointed me in your direction cuz I just posted a shot thru the window of a neat art glass shop I happened upon last nite! And I actually saw this installation last Turkey Day, when I was in Vegas! Very KEWL! :-)

Eric said...

I don't know Chihuly, but I know that this would make a fantastic backround for a computer desktop! Great shot!

Andreea said...

wonderful picture. love the design and idea.

John said...

Love it! Great colours, thanks for sharing.

Liz said...

Love it too!

Kim said...

WOW! If I had a "Best Of" site like Marie's, this one would be there in a heartbeat. Greetings from the land of Chihuly! I have a link to his studio at Seattle Daily Photo. It sounds like you isolating this section of the ceiling really does this piece justice. GREAT shot!
-Kim

rudygiron said...

Awesome color. I agree with Eric, it will make an excellent desktop wallpaper.

miss tango in her eyes said...

The colour is fantastic! Chihuly is pretty amazing!