This is a blog about model horse tack, which means I mostly write about horses...
Usually the art is horse related...
but today it's not. Sorry. My blog, my rules.
When I met Seth, he was pursuing a career as a golf course superintendent. To that end, he spent a couple years working as the turf grass manager at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens in Memphis, Tennessee.
As its name would suggest, the Dixon was a small but impressive art museum and botanic garden. During his stay, the Dixon hosted an exhibit by the renowned glass artist, Dale Chihuly.
I hadn't heard of him before, and as Seth and I watched the large glass installations take over the Dixon's indoor and outdoor spaces, I can't say I was terribly impressed.
His pieces were too big, too weird and too non-representational. I just didn't get it.
In the nearly twenty years since then, Dale Chihuly has created a lot of exhibits for different botanic gardens around the country. This year, it was Denver's turn.A couple weekends ago, Seth and I spent an evening at the Denver Botanic Gardens.
We arrived early and stayed late, which allowed us to view the glass in both the sunshine...
and the dark.
I can't say I liked every single piece,
but I liked it a lot more than I did all those years ago in Memphis.
I'm far less rigid in my tastes these days. Instead of trying to make everything fit into my own preconceived notions, I try to appreciate things for what they are. So I admired the size...
and the spectacle,
the color,and the interplay of light...
and all those wonderful reflections.
It's not the kind of art I want to make, but I enjoyed looking at it, and I'm grateful to have had an opportunity for a second look at Mr. Chihuly's work.
And for everyone who wishes I would only blog about horses, here's a little horse art from the Denver Botanic Gardens:
I promise tomorrow's post will be horsey!