Sunday, July 28, 2013
"C" is for CLUSTERS, CENTERPIECE, and CHIHULY
"I tend to do things on a huge scale because it's exciting. I like to push things in new and different ways," Chihuly said. "My philosophy is: when one is good, a dozen is better." ~ Dale Chihuly
SOOC, uncropped, flash fired
Photo submission for Donna McCommon's "Alphabet Challenge"
We recently took a quick break from our vacation in Arizona and drove to Las Vegas, NV. There have been numerous additions and attractions to the Las Vegas Strip (my favorite being City Center) since my first / last visit in 2006.
Also, I was torn between posting chimes, chocolate, cake, car, or Chihuly - but, of course, Chihuly won! I've been an admirer of Dale Chihuly's glass art since viewing (at the William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Library & Museum in Little Rock, AR in 2006) the chandelier that he designed for the Clinton's Millennium Christmas at The White House. A photo of it is here: http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/11041770_4sVsXc#!i=772526419&k=9zCpKh3&lb=1&s=A
Furthermore, it's official name is "Clusters Persians Centerpiece," and it features Persian blown glass elements which are open, disc-like forms with striations (called “body wraps”). I had to quickly "point and shoot" in an effort to avoid people's heads being in the photo; as you can imagine, there were several admirers photographing this work of art. Although the lighting is very limited surrounding Chihuly's glass art, if you get to the area, take the time to peruse the artwork; it is beyond amazing.
Additionally, I must admit that although I prefer uploading and posting my photos in the order which they were taken, I delved into my "Vegas Baby, Vegas" 2013 gallery to post this one for Donna McCommon's "Alphabet Challenge" today. You'll be seeing my Las Vegas photos in future posts, but for now, you can view my complete "Vegas Baby, Vegas" 2013 gallery (minus the photos that are "in the can") here: http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/30144066_H5mkzM#!i=2633507079&k=DfBcTDh
Dale Chihuly's official website is here: http://www.chihuly.com
As always, I appreciate you taking the time to peruse and comment on my photos.
Finally, be blessed and share the rest!
Bellagio Baccarat Lounge (just off the Bellagio lobby)
3600 Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV
***#1 photo of the day and all-time***
(photo taken July, 2013)
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