It seems like eons ago when we were in Seattle, but in fact, it's been only a couple of weeks.
There is a plethora of places to visit in that city, so we chose one at the Seattle Center that we've not visited before.
Here's a glimpse:
Chihuly began the Persians series in 1986 while experimenting with new forms. Originally, he displayed Persians in pedestal compositions, often with smaller shapes nested in larger pieces. Later, working with an architectral framework, he mounts larger forms to walls and suspends them as overhead compositions. The first Persian Ceiling was presented in his 1992 exhibition opening the new downtown Seattle Art Museum. Lit from above and resting on a flat glass pane, the elements of the Persian Ceiling come together to provide an immersive experience in color and shape.
The Persian Ceiling was one of my favorites while we were . . .
The only suggestion I might make for this particular display is that couches be installed so that visitors could lie down and from that vantage point, admire this gorgeous ceiling.
I left with a 'crick' in my neck because of spending so much time in that room looking up.
If you do plan to visit, be sure to take the time to watch ALL the videos in the theater. One thing I came away with was the very evident positive attitude that Dale Chihuly possesses. Whether he's dealing with his students of glass blowing or setting up a new exhibit, he reeks of positivity !