Monday, April 5, 2010

Phipps. Again.


One of my favorite places on earth is the Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh, PA. We went to visit some friends there over the weekend, and as usual, ended up at Phipps. They were in the midst of their spring flower show and it was glorious. Especially the room filled with daffodils and hyacinths. Aaaaaaahhhhh!

Chihuly glass among the foliage

I've never been one of glassmaker Dale Chihuly's biggest fans, but his work, set into the landscape, is stunning. One of his sculptures or bowls set out by itself looks like a fish out of water. Once it is set into foliage or a landscape, it is transformed.

More Chihuly

In the Orchid Room - Glass figure by Hans Gogo Frabel.

Several of Frabel's people were scattered about. Unfortunately, none of the other photos turned out very well. Set in the ponds and walking along branches, these figures were fascinating. I wish I could go and visit them again tomorrow.

Where is my teleportation pod?!?


paula said...

beautiful, so cool you saw this! sorry the pics didn't all turn out, these are great though!


beautiful! i am, unlike you, a HUGE Chihuly fan!!! I'm jealous of various bloggers posting spring pics..all the color and lots of lush greens....i need some of that! april in lubec is quite...mud brown.

ArtPropelled said...

Chihuly's orange "pods" are stunning growing out of the foliage. Wow!

jason said...

for a minute I was going to ask you where one could get Chiluly Grass from. Then I realized. :)


Cindy Pestka said...

Your beautiful photos took me right back to one of my favorite places in the world...the Climatron at the Missouri Botanical Garden. It's essentially a greenhouse under a huge geodesic dome, filled with tropical sights, sounds and smells...the muted roar of a waterfall, the musky scent of rich earth and exotic flowers and green, green and more green everywhere. Stepping into the Climatron was like going on a little vacation. Thank you for stirring up those wonderful memories.

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