So, we apparently have belated Christmas on a regular basis in our family. This weekend served as our get-together, and get together we did in Columbus, OH at the Franklin Park Conservatory, where they are having an exhibit in the gardens called "Chihuly Re imagined."
I've been boning up on Chihuly for just this occasion, as I wanted to be super familiar with his stuff before we went. I like to do that so I can appreciate more of the work that goes into creating what I am in the presence of. If you want to get a good eye for the work that he does, I suggest the book Chihuly: 365 Days. In that book, he said something that caught my eye and really got me going. Something I needed to see.
"Now the issue of what I am - am I a craftsman? Am I a designer? an artist? Or just what am I? This issue is much less important to me today. To be really honest, I don't' care what they call me or my work, as long as they look at it."Reading that makes me feel better, and somewhat less marginalized with some of the comments concerning the upcoming gallery show. (this just in - Kyle and I are having a gallery show in April. Do come.)
Anyways, the glass was amazing, as was the conservatory. All and all, we had a wonderful get together. Enjoy the pictures!