Chihuly in the Garden

Dale Chihuly is an artist who makes very impressive colored glass pieces. Many of them have an organic or natural feel and they can be seen at the Atlanta Botanical gardens.

Aside: My alarm clock wakes me up to the wonderful sounds of 99x each morning. On Sunday mornings when I get up at the crack of dawn to get out on my run I always hear some lady who sounds like Ana Gasteyer from That Saturday Night Live skit called “The Delicious Dish.” She’s talking about this Chihuly thing and her voice makes me get out of bed and want to hurt someone.

I had heard that you can see Chihuly at night.

Do not go at night.

Chihuly makes some truly impressive pieces, but many of them are thick, opague pieces of glass that would look awesome in natural light and bright sunlight but when artificially lit they just don’t look as nice. Did you see the awesome yellow piece in that link I had? There are a FEW pieces like that; many of the others are glass flowers and sculptures that just weren’t meant to be viewed like that.

Ideally, you’ll go to the gardens (before the end of October when the exhibit closes) and get there just before sunset. See it all during the day and then hit the few pieces that were meant to be illuminated.

1 Comment so far

  1. Steve (unregistered) on August 17th, 2004 @ 11:15 am

    Know what I’d pay real money to see? CTHULU in the garden. That’s what I think every time I see signs for that show.

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