Tuesday, December 22, 2009

W is for Wondrous

More today with the bright, joyous colors of the Christmas season. This image is but a small cropped section of a large glass sculpture. With some two thousand handblown pieces in a thirty foot high installation, this massive work of art by Dale Chihuly was commissioned by the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha. Chihuly: Inside and Out is installed in the museum's atrium where it continually changes with the natural light by day and inside lighting by night. A wondrous sight to behold anytime, in any season. Click here to view more images.

There are many more views and interpretations of the letter W today at Mrs. Nesbitt's ABC Wednesday.

10 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Oh, Raf! That is wondrous indeed! How very beautiful and colorful and so perfect for the season -- any season really! Great capture!

Have a great week! Wishing you and yours a very wonderful, joyous Christmas season!

Sylvia

photowannabe said...

Love Chihuly's work. The color and shape of the glass is amazing. Thanks for sharing.

Mara said...

Oh, I wouldn't want to be the one who has to clean this absolutely beautiful piece of artwork! Imagine breaking something: the horror!!!

Happy Christmas from the Netherlands

Tumblewords: said...

Stunning! I love his work. Absolutely. Great shot.

Roger Owen Green said...

WAY cool Wednesday!

jay said...

This surely must be the same guy who did the glass sculpture in the lobby of the Bellagio, Las Vegas! I was stunned by that one when we stayed there. Got a crick in my neck, I did!

Kris said...

It’s that time of year again! I’m doing the rounds and apologising for my complete failure to more regularly offer comment on everybody’s incredible efforts for the year. I know how hard it can be to keep up with the daily grind of everyday posting, and want to thank you for your efforts.

I especially want to wish festive greetings for all from down here at [nearly] the end of the world, the bottom of Tasmania.

So, if you could delete whatever is not applicable, I’d like to wish you a very pleasant/merry/happy/wonderful/safe Amaterasu; Ashurall; Beiwe; Choimus; Christmas; Dazh Boh; Dongzhi; Goru; Hanukkah; Hogmanay; Junkanoo; Karachun; Koleda; Lenæa; Meán Geimhridh; Modranicht; New Years; Ras as-Sana; Rozhanitsa Feast; Şeva Zistanê; shōgatsu; Summer Solstice [if you're in the Southern Hemisphere]; Sviatki; Vánoce; Winter solstice [if you're in the Northern Hemisphere]; Yalda; Yule-tide; Ziemassvētki; and Коляда!

With a hearty three cheers from Kris, Jen, Henry and Ezra!

Judi said...

I love the art of blown glass. This is beautiful!

Julie said...

Raf

Have a joyful season no matter what your persuasion. May your days be filled with love and laughter and personal contentment.

Jilly said...

What a treat! I adore Chihuly yet have never actually seen it in reality. I've watched several films on his work and seen him working. The installation at Kew Gardens, for instance and when he worked with glassmakers in Murano. Lucky you.

Wishing you and yours the best New Year - health, peace and happiness.