A portion of a Dale Chihuly installation in a Denver Bank.
Yesterday I went into downtown Denver with my camera, primarily to visit banks as they are only open on weekdays. Banks tend to have some of the most unusual large pieces of art. The photo above is a section of Colorado Wildflowers,1995, by Dale Chihuly a world famous glass artist, installed in UMB Bank of Denver. Each of the glass flowers is approximately 3 to 4 feet in diameter. Altogether the installation included 12 glass flowers, much too large in scope to include in a single photo.
While I was in the bank, a woman asked me if I knew about the Colorado Exhibition. I didn't but I do now. She gave me a wonderful magazine with full color photos of some of his work and details about the exhibition, which opened last night with the black-tie Chandelier Ball, celebrating Chihule's Chandelier installation at the Center. It will continue at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center through August 14, 2005. I plan to make the one-hour drive to Colorado Springs several times to fully enjoy the exhibit.
Another part of the same Chihuly installation