Monday, June 18, 2012

Inspiration in Glass

As an avid gardener I've always enjoyed the lush variety of exotic plants and flowers displayed at the Franklin Park Conservatory near downtown Columbus. 

So it was with much delight that a recent visit rewarded my husband, cousin and I with not only amazing flora, but the conservatory's extensive collection of glass pieces produced by, or under the direction of, renowned (and sometimes controversial) glassblower Dale Chihuly.

Although I revel in the tactile appeal and warmth of fiber arts, the afternoon light shining through the glass was a feast for the eyes. 

A full spectrum of color dazzled in light streaming through walls and ceilings  of glass into the gardens.

Glass pieces were placed strategically throughout the exhibits.


A Chihuly-taught artist gave an interesting glassblowing demonstration to round out the afternoon.

I left the conservatory with a new appreciation for the way light affects how we see color and form, and how that can relate to fiber content, spin and stitch patterns. 

Look around you wherever you are, because you never know when or where inspiration will strike!

1 comment:

  1. I have always loved glass and Chihuly has been a favorite. Thanks for sharing your day!