The Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix is currently running an outdoor exhibit entitled Chihuly: The Nature of Glass.
The glorious creations shown are by the artist Dale Chihuly whose work can be found in more than 200 museums worldwide.
His hand blown glass sculptures have been referred to as “liquid light”.
Here is a close up of my favorite piece: “The Blue and Purple Boat”.
Most of his creations are simply titled. This is in no way representative of his intricate and masterful designs.
A piece entitled “Mexican Hat and Horns”.
It was a perfectly wonderful day to be outdoors.
This sculpture reminded me of the marbles I played with as a child.
Sweet boy enjoying the “Blue Moon”.
Along the “Plants and People” trail there are several dwellings created by past and present native Americans. This structure belonged to the Akimel O’odham tribe.
I must admit when I first moved to Arizona I hated the barren landscape. I have now found the beauty that exists here.
This is a desert oasis with glass Chihuly boulders. The red blurs are actually dragonflies. I tried to get a clear shot but they were to fast.
The bees were hard at work.
I was so entranced with this work of art. It reminded me of a glorious campfire.
The exhibit runs through May. I would like to thank Mr. Chihuly who permits and encourages photography of his artwork for educational and non-commercial use only. Please respect his wishes by not copying the above photos.