Last November my sister invited me to join her on a trip to the Dallas Arboretum. I was always looking for photo shoot opportunities and it had been years since I had visited the arboretum, so I said- sure!, I'll go.
I didn't know until we arrived on that beautiful, clear, crisp day that in addition to the usual wonders at the arboretum, there was a special exhibit going on by an artist unknown to me.
Dale Chihuly is an American glass sculptor and entrepreneur. His works are considered unique to the field of blown glass, "moving it into the realm of large-scale sculpture," (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston). The technical difficulties of working with glass forms are considerable, yet Chihuly uses it as the primary medium for installations and environmental artwork.Below are a few of the photos I shot that day, followed by a slideshow of others. The exhibit was an incredible mix of nature and art, or I should say, nature and man made art, because I consider nature to be the first and ultimate artist that inspired all others.
Wikipedia Photo by Ken Lambert