"I never met a color I didn't like."
With statements like that, of course I'm a fan of Dale Chihuly's work. Today, on his 75th birthday, I'm revisiting my photos from last month's trip to Chihuly Garden and Glass in Seattle.
Chihuly is such a prolific artist and craftsman, and walking through CGG was like wandering through the mind of Chihuly himself - from things he collected (like Pendleton blankets) to hundreds of blown-glass beauties, to a magnificent greenhouse (another of his infatuations). The experience truly made me appreciate his work in a new way.
Here's hoping that Chihuly will continue to be as prolific and will keep pushing the boundaries of what can be done with glass through his 75th year and beyond.
Happy birthday, Dale!
Photos by myself and William Sealy.