A few weeks ago when I was in Seattle I was able to go visit the exhibit 'Chihuly; Garden and Glass.' A long term and ambitious exhibition, 'Garden and Glass' opened in Seattle Center in 2012, and has an astounding collection of Chihuly's signature brightly colored glass sculptures.
Chihuly was born in Tacoma, Washington, and it seems very fitting that such an homage to his work and life would be on display in the Pacific Northwest. I imagine the typical Seattle weather sets off the jewel-toned glass in a lovely way - although we had beautiful weather on the day I visited.
Chihuly's signature style of organic, slightly representative but abstract sculptures was on full display, and interacting beautifully with the flowers and gardens.
Within the 'Gardens and Glass' exhibit, there are three components - The Garden, The Glasshouse, and The Interior Exhibits. Each space allowing for the work to be shown in a different way.
It is a large and wide ranging show, and a wonderful way to spend an afternoon in Seattle!