Here is a shot I took last month in Seattle in the Chihuly garden. A friend said that this piece looks like a Chihuly self-portrait since he has a wild mass of curly hair. I thought it would be good for this week’s “yellow” theme for Kim Klassen’s Texture Tuesday. I used kk_july-1 for the texture layer, at 15% opacity and a blend mode of Color Dodge.
For Where’s My Backpack travel theme of “Glow.” Just one of many great Chihuly pieces. This one was inspired by Indian baskets. http://wheresmybackpack.com/2014/04/25/glow/
This lovely display shows how Dale Chihuly was inspired by Indian basket designs to create glass pieces reflecting not only their intricate patterns, but also even the slump that the baskets got with age. There are beautiful threads of glass incorporated into some of these pieces that are so beautifully delicate. He truly is a master as were the original basket makers.