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.

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