Chihuly: Garden & Glass

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Chihuly: Garden & Glass

Art museum | Seattle, WA

I’m on a mission to relocate from Colorado and pursue something new. I’ve been interested in the Pacific Northwest, so my mom and I took a weekend ‘girls trip’ there to check out the vibe.

Chihuly was listed as the #1 thing to do in Seattle, and the art nerd in me got excited. The scale of the work is the first thing I noticed because it towers above you. Secondly, infinite colors. Everything is so vivid!

I sat in a theatre room and watched documentary clips about his process. This art form is so hands-on and unpredictable. Glass blowing isn’t for the faint of heart! I’m also impressed by the installation process, especially considering he’s had exhibitions across Europe. It’s great to see art being approached co-collaboratively. He was a visionary, but it’d be impossible to complete something like this without help. He also described seeing “beauty in the randomness,” which is something I’ve kept with me.

A curator noticed me snapping pics with my DSLR and told me to try a few with and w/o flash. Mind BLOWN!

If I get to return again, I want to see the museum at night. Outdoors, there’s a beautiful sculpture garden that would’ve looked hypnotic under lights! Here’s the website if you want to see more.

Mom & I on top of the Space Needle

We did other sight-seeing while in the city for a couple of days, including:

  • The Space Needle
  • Museum of Popular Culture
  • the Seattle Aquarium
  • cruise ride around the bay
  • Pike Market Place

I couldn’t’ believe that it didn’t rain; we really lucked out! My favorite place was Pike Market. We stopped at a cafe for pastries and hot chocolate, and later at a sandwich spot for lunch. Crowds gathered to watch the fish being thrown. I wandered through some of the quirky shops and had my tarot cards read for the first time.

Apparently Grey’s Anatomy isn’t even filmed here?! Either way, a city like this would be a great change of pace.

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