Delicate Haven, Chihuly Garden and Glass

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Mother nature is a fickle thing. We cannot live without it and it has a beauty no one can deny. However, people cannot always handle its will to pollinate in order to live. The fine dust-like particles blanket anything and everything in its path. If going outside means an attack of sneezes, tears, and itchiness than being indoors is a no-brainer.

Human nature is even more fickle. When the weather is hot, we want it to be cool; when it is cold, we prefer warmth. Flora and fauna can really test our immune defenses but their colors are just too captivating to ignore. Who knew a garden made of glass sculptures could be similar to gardens of the botanical variety? The former is so far and few in-between that it'd be difficult to picture. Yet both can be just as vibrant and dainty as the other in their own ways.

I had never heard of Chihuly prior to our visit to Seattle. It is difficult to forget the artist's style once you've seen his work. Despite everything being made of glass and ultimately having a rigid quality, it still keeps its sense of fluidity and softness with the use of curves, colors, and lines.

It's been a few years since I saw these in person. The Seattle Center garden displays his glass-blowing talent at a grand scale. Chihuly has since evolved to use glass in newer ways. I would love to see his "Glass on Glass" exhibit one day where he marries a more traditional medium of paint to a non-conventional canvas of glass and light.

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