Chihuly Garden and Glass…Seattle Part 2

chihuly garden and glass

At the Chihuly Garden and Glass, Dale Chihuly takes his work beyond traditional indoor gallery presentations creating elaborate installations that flow on floors, walls, ceilings and the outdoors.

We were welcomed into this unbelievable exhibition that explores the inspiration and influences of Northwest artist Dale Chihuly with kindness and independence. What do I mean by this statement? Well, as a photographer I want to be able to explore and capture images without supervision and interruption. You have complete leisure and freedom here to roam to take in all this majestic beauty and culture.


Entering the Sealife Room…


The artwork in the Exhibition Hall reveals how he pushed the boundaries of glass as an art medium in concept, execution and presentation.


I want people to be overwhelmed with light and color in a way they have never experienced. ~ Dale Chihuly


In the Garden, four monumental sculptures and other installations rest among a rich backdrop of trees, plants and flowers.

I love to find beauty in everyday objects. ~ Dale Chihuly

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The Glasshouse, a 40-foot tall glass and steel structure, was inspired by Chihuly’s appreciation for conservatories and includes a 100-foot ong suspended sculpture.

This exhibition included both indoor and outdoor spaces and the Glasshouse…Oh, be still my heart. The beauty and vision of this artist is BEYOND breathtaking and by far will become one of Seattle’s best landmarks in the future. I can’t recommend this enough to YOU my friend.

Tip of the Day for Photographers/Bloggers:

Put Silica Gel Packets in each compartment of all your camera gear bags.

This will absorb moisture, preventing damage to your products.

Where do you find these small white packets you might ask? In all most everything you purchase!

So start looking for them and put them to good use.

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Did you sigh more for the indoor or the outdoor sculptures?

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If you like this, you will love:
Seattle Here I Come…Part 1


73 thoughts on “Chihuly Garden and Glass…Seattle Part 2

  1. Your photos are outstanding! I hope to get to Seattle to see this before long. A local museum In Corpus Christi has one of his pieces but I can’t imagine a garden of them! Thanks for visiting my blog recently. Your work is inspiring!

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  6. My son and I recently went to a concert at Abravanel Hall in Salt Lake City. They have a Dale Chihuly piece in the lobby called, “The Olympic Tower”, or The Red Tower. It’s beautiful but I kept thinking how horrible it must be to dust!

  7. These glass works of art are incredible. I especially like incorporating the glass into the garden scape. The colors and shapes are simply…BREATHTAKING!

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  9. WOW, you’ve taken such interesting photo’s of their exhibition Laurie. I love the purple garden spheres a lot. The last photo reminds me of the lighting in the lobby of the Bellagio in Vegas. Very pretty.

  10. This is so wonderful! Your photographs – Dale Chihuly’s art work. He says he wants people to be “overwhelmed with light and color in a way they have never experienced.” I’d say mission accomplished! – I was through your post! It’s all beautiful! I’m a new follower.

  11. Beautiful Laurie! I really LOVE the light green glass image. The composition is perfect for those tendrils.

  12. Love this! I grew up in Tacoma in the 70’s and it seems like we were routinely subjected (at school) to videos of Dale making glass. It got old & I took it for granted. Either his work has evolved into something I love, or I have evolved into someone who loves it, now. Either way: your photos are amazing and this looks like it was a great trip!

  13. Usually I don’t struggle with adjectives to describe something, but I am at a total loss to express how beautiful I think these pieces of glass work are and what talent it must take to create them. Thank you very much for sharing these photos with us. They are spectacular.

  14. I would have loved to have seen his exhibit – I have a photo I took of his Vegas ceiling sculpture on my sidebar – his work is truly amazing!

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos at Create With Joy! 🙂

  15. Hi Laurie! Welcome to Seattle!! I’m from the Seattle area 😀 You are probably long gone now..but I can see that you enjoyed your stay for sure. You know I have never been to the Chihully exhibit! Isn’t that crazy..I’ve wanted to go but just so busy with kids! Now I’m going to have to go..sooo beautiful is his work! Thank you for showcasing our beautiful Pacific Northwest area 🙂

  16. I am a sucker for a Chihuly exhibit. Here in Dallas the arboretum played host to his work for about 8 or 9 months. I went to see it several times and spent hours shooting the pieces from several angles and perspectives. My favorite – Float Boat. Simply breathtaking.

  17. Absolutely stunning sculptures Laurie, thanks so much for taking us to see that incredible work. I have seen some of his installations in Las Vegas, truly breathtaking. Love the silica gel tip too, thanks!

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