Thursday, August 9, 2007
Pittsburgh Day 2
We're on our way into the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens to see the show "Chihuly at Phipps: Gardens & Glass."
The Serpentine Room -- where Chihuly's glass cattails add color to Canna Lillies, Elephant's Ear, Sweet Potato vine and Fountain grass.
Glass orbs floating in the water and filling the canoe.
East Room: This collection of Chihuly's blue floats, cobalt reeds, and turquoise marlins is called Cobalt Fiori or "blue flowers." Bismark palms, Arizona Cypress, Kidney Weed, Curry Plants, and Spurge create a cool and silvery "Composition in Blue."
This is one of my favorite pieces available in the gift shop, and just happens to be turquoise! It was a little out of my price range, so I bought some wonderful books about Chihuly's work instead.