Trumpet Flower Arbor

Look up to see this beautiful glass sculpture hanging over a walkway at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. One of the pieces in the Chihuly in the Garden exhibit currently on display.M

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The work of Dale Chihuly, internationally renowned glass artist, is currently on display at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.  Most of the installations are firmly on the ground or floating in the waters of the numerous ponds and fountains of the gardens.  A few, however are suspended high overhead like this one named Trumpet Flower Arbor.

One of the things that make a Chihuly exhibit special is how he and his team install these magnificent pieces of hand-blown glass in a natural setting so that they seem both organic and surreal at the same time.  Suggestive of flowers and birds, vines and trees. At other times, they glint with a metallic sheen or glow in neon grandeur.  You have to look all around to see everything and every different angle gives off a new scene where the light reflects off of or passes through the glass.

I encourage all who have the opportunity to visit this exhibit and spend some time looking around.  Especially remember to look up or you will be missing out!

Photo Challenge: Looking Up

Chihuly in the Garden (2016)
Atlanta Botanical Garden
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

All images taken with:

Nikon D7000
Tamron 16-300 Di II VC PZD Macro

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Author: stgrundy

Photography is my way to capture and share the amazing beauty of God’s handiwork in the people and places that I experience every day. I focus mainly on nature and travel subjects but also do alot of event work for my church and the occasional wedding or portrait session. My residence is Roswell, Georgia – a northern suburb of Atlanta. I try to get around the Southeast as often as possible and would love to explore other parts of the USA and the rest of the world. Member of: Roswell Photographic Society Contributing artist: Getty Images

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