Dale Chihuly at the VMFA

One of the exhibits I was excited to see at the VMFA was Chihuly. I've long been a fan of Dale Chihuly for the way his glassworks manipulate light, color, and space. 
 The exhibit is brilliantly lit against dark backgrounds; this really brings the colors to life!
  Looking closely at these spheres in the Ikebana piece shows the incredible detail in the glass.
His flowerlike Macchia bowls are always a hit. They look like enormous flowers!
I had never seen this exhibit simply entitled Reeds on Logs. The logs are salvaged western red cedar from his home state of Washington.
The blaze of color and shapes brought smiles to everyone's faces.
Many of the pieces have intricate parts, such as these sea creatures.
As you can see in the almost child-like, smiling faces above, this is art to be experienced and enjoyed.
 We all need to have a little fun sometimes!
See the exhibit at the VMFA thru Feb 10, 2013.

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