What a Chihuly!

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This 5.5 metre tall, vivacious and vibrant sculpture currently stands on display in Berkeley Square in London.

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It is made of 1573 hand blown pieces, took 5 days to install and weighs 2000 kg.  It is, of course, by the well-known glass sculptor Dale Chihuly.

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This particular piece, known as The Sun, has been displayed previously in museums and gardens around the world, including New York City, San Francisco, La Jolla and Montreal.

For more Chihuly images, see Pink Chihuly and Glass Fantasia.

Linked to Monday Mellow Yellow, Mandarin Orange Monday and Our World Tuesday.

37 thoughts on “What a Chihuly!

  1. I recognize that piece. It was once the center piece at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix Arizona a few years ago. The garden has had two wonderful Chihuly exhibits. Once just ended this last spring and the first one was about 4 or 5 years ago.

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  2. Beautiful! So impressive all the shapes, colors and compostions of his work! I saw his sculptures in Fairchild Botanical gardens in Miami Fl. and they were made to be similar to with the plants they were near.

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  3. I went to see it at night and it doesn’t photograph nearly so well, even though it glows beautifully and is very exciting to see. Lovely pics of it. I live in London and heard about it from a friend in Salt Lake City first of all. A great example of ‘global’ art (literally!).

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