Thursday, May 28, 2009


Mister C and I went to the Desert Botanical Garden today to see the Chihuly exhibit. On the off chance that you don't know who that is, he's the artist who does the incredible glass sculptures. I've seen pictures and I've even seen one of his smaller works at a local library. He has had exhibits at the Louvre, the Smithsonian and, for the less artsy of my readers, he even has a statue hanging from the ceiling of the Bellagio in Las Vegas. So he's definitely well known. But this exhibit winds through almost the entire 50 acres of the gardens and it is just amazing to see. This exhibit has been here since last November and is winding up this weekend.

I, of course, waited until the last possible moment to go and had to share my awe with all 5 million people that live in Phoenix. I am so not kidding. A good percentage of them were courteous and aware enough of their surroundings to not walk in front directly in front of other people taking pictures. The rest...not so much. I had at least a dozen photos that had somebody's head dead center in the shot. Mister C was ready to kill people by the end of our visit. There's a pretty good chance I would have helped him hide the bodies if he had. Having said that, the pictures do it absolutely no justice. Chihuly's artwork is magnificent.