Hawaii 2010

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

How do they move this stuff????

In spite of the heaviness of my spirit in light of the disaster, I will continue to appreciate the beauty that surrounds us and the creativity that fills us. When we attended the Chihuly blown glass exhibit at the Phoenix Botanical garden last year I really had no idea what a treat we were in store for. The adornment of the garden with these organic shapes and brilliant colors was amazing, and of course, we wondered how on earth all that glass could be transported and displayed.

Yesterday on TV I saw the set up process at the Queen's Garden in London and my question was answered. They are taken apart piece by piece and stored in peanut filled boxes that fit each tube or shape and put on their metal frames by engineers and a numbering system. In other words. Every sculpture is disassembled and reassembled. Truckloads of cardboard boxes, and carefully made stands to hold, display and secure each piece.
Here are three of my favs from that magical evening. If you are not busy double click for a full screen appreciation of the desert and the sculptures.