Sunday, March 27, 2011

Chihuly Chandelier


You may not know who Dale Chihuly is but you may have seen his glasswork at the Bellagio Casino in Las Vegas, in any number of museums around the world or at the Rochester or Jacksonville Mayo Clinics.


This particular Chihuly has graced the lobby of the Jacksonville Mayo Hopsital since it opened in 2007.   I don't always gaze up when I pass underneath it, but I have sat in the lobby and watched people looking at it.  It's nice to witness the reactions of people who have never seen it before. 


It's stunning.  It's absolutely stunning.  Healing and heartache come through hospitals, no matter what hospital you go to. This beautiful chandelier can take you away, even for a few moments.  Thank you Dale Chihuly for such a lovely piece.


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Have a great day!
Kristin

16 comments:

RNSANE said...

It is incredibly beautiful as is all his work! I love all the brilliant colors!

mollysdailykiss.com said...

Oh yes I have seen His work in Vegas. You just reminded me of a wonderful trip I had there last year, thank you.

Mollyxxx

myrelish said...

Other than in under the sea photography, I haven't seen anything like this before - STUNNING!

Run DMT said...

Absolutely beautiful! What a magnificent piece to gaze at in a hospital to remind you of healing and rebirth and new life. Thank you for sharing his work.

Tara R. said...

A gorgeous piece of artwork. Makes me want to take a trip to Jacksonville to see it for myself.

Laurie Matherne said...

Wow. That's insanely gorgeous although I wouldn't want to stand under that ceiling piece too long.

mimbles said...

Wow. I clicked through and had a look at some of Dale's other work, there's some fabulous stuff!

Barbara said...

Very cool! It's tough to guess the scale?

Kristin - The Goat said...

Here's a link to a Flickr photo (not mine) that someone took of the chandelier in the hallway. You can see the scale from that photo.

Flickr photo

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Yes I have seen his work. I just love it!

Rebecca said...

Somewhere on my blog are some of his glass globes floating in a pond of water. His work is sprinkled throughout our Botanical Garden.

Amy said...

That's amazing glasswork.

Life with Kaishon said...

How absolutely beautiful! I am so glad you took a moment to capture it. He is an exquisite artist!

Unknown Mami said...

I'm quite familiar with his work. All hospitals should have decor that brings a bit of joy.

Sonya said...

My goodness! that is so beautiful. I agree with Mami..all hopsitals should have decor like that!

Rachael said...

I live in Washington and Chihuly is from here, so I've seen a lot of his stuff. So cool!