The Chihuly installment at the Denver Botanic Gardens is devastatingly beautiful. During a visit with my family in the opening hours of the morning, we were taken aback with our first steps into the garden. Sure we'd seen friends posting pictures from their camera phones on Facebook and heard the buzz about how amazing this exhibit is, but nothing could prepare us for our first moments walking in.
Like kids in a candy store, we floated from one sculpture to another in awe and taking in the sheer beauty, admiring the work that went into creating each and every one of the stunning pieces of glass. Chihuly created pieces utilizing every color of the rainbow. The children were constantly looking up with wonder as the flowers and glass towered above them.
Dale Chihuly, an amazing glass artist and the center of all conversations during our visit. Some of the comments we overheard were, "I heard they broke quite a few during the installation," and curious questions like, "how does he do it?" I can only imagine the time and skill required to put on a show like this one. Even more amazing is the amount of similar exhibitions around the globe. Chihuly is an international success.
The exhibition is continuing at the Denver Botanic Gardens through October and November as well as night tours starting in October. This is definitely an exhibit worth seeing again under a different light. For more information about Chihuly visit http://www.chihuly.com/learn or buy tickets for Denver Botanic Gardens here: http://www.botanicgardens.org/exhibits/outdoor/chihuly/about.