I have a penchant for colour, lots of it, in all shapes and forms. Colour brightens people’s mood without any concious realization.
A few years ago I was visting the De Young in Golden Gate Park to see glass artist, Dale Chihuly’s exhibit. I was awe struck. As a native Californian of my generation, there was a time when, like many others, I had an obsession with glass paraphanelia. It is such a delight to have an extravagant, unique or just plain pretty piece. This affinity for glass blown objects may have arisen out of a stoned teenagers turbulent and rebelious years, but somehow the love of it has never died with me.
Chihuly makes stunning, whimsical art that captivates both young and old. Below are a few of his pieces I was lucky enough to see:
I must admit, his uncanny resemblance to a pirate makes me like him even more.