According to TripAdvisor, Chihuly Garden and Glass is Seattle’s number one visitor attraction. So we paid our money, even though the surname Chihuly meant nothing to us.
We were amazed and delighted. These are elaborate, vibrant glass installations – hanging from ceilings, sculptured in gardens, constructed in wooden boats. It’s effectively a retrospective of Chihuly’s work, predominately dating from the 1970s-1990s.
Throughout the 1970s, influenced by Venetian glassblowing, Chihuly experimented with the team approach, enabling him to produce architectural glass art of a scale and quantity unimaginable working with only one assistant.