{seattle: chihuly's eye} / by SLFK Admin

Today I take a trip back to Seattle. Traveling is an important part of my life and where I find a lot of my inspiration. I enjoy visiting new places, experiencing different cultures and meeting new people. However, Seattle is a familiar place for me. It's my college town and a place I called home for 4 years. The Pacific Northwest will always hold special meaning for me.

When I was there last time, I paid a long overdue visit to the Chihuly Garden and Glass next to the Seattle Center and The Space Needle. An artist I've admired for many years, Dale Chihuly is brilliant. I'd love to have his work in my garden.

His eye for vision, his heart for passion and his talent for inspiration is a breath of fresh air. As I strolled through the exhibition, every installation had a smooth and flowing way. The colors illuminated and popped everywhere and there was no way, even in the rain, could you see grey. His black installations were as bold and powerful as the colored ones.

“I want people to be overwhelmed with light and color in a way they have never experienced.” – Dale Chihuly

The exhibition only took about an hour to go through, but it was a nice collection of his work. As a Washington state native and his first studies coming from the University of Washington, it was only fitting that his work was showcased next to Seattle’s well known monument, The Space Needle. When you walk through the Glasshouse, it’s a perfect depiction of Chihuly as the light shines in, orange and yellow glass above you, and The Space Needle beaming through.

Chihuly’s work can be seen in over 200 museum collections worldwide. If you ever get a chance to see his work you won’t be disappointed.