Red Maple Rill ~ ‘Blue Polyvitro Crystals’
Chihuly may have had the ancient stones of the old fortress of Jerusalem in mind when he developed the idea of using large crystals as a form for outdoor sculptures. Polyvitro crystals were first used on the Crystal Mountain in the exhibition Chihuly in the Light of Jerusalem (1999).
The artist repeats one icicle shape hundreds of times to visually explode this sphere.
If you are in Dallas and you have a chance to see this exhibition, you should pack a Picnic and go spend an afternoon there, like we did. We enjoyed our day in the Arboretum, and we have other areas of the gardens to share with you. More posts coming soon.