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The self-guided tour, as Liam & I continued, gave us a breathtaking and almost surreal perception of the way Dale Chihuly ambitiously went into the world with his vision of what glass art could truly be.  

With his innovative frame of mind and team approach to blowing glass, I must say he was quite successful and his work very impressive.

The way each piece of art moved with its surrounding environment as if to blend in a way like no other seemed entrancing.  It was pure genius to place glass art into a garden.  So much inspiration from the surrounding environment created a whirlwind of masterpieces.  Of course, it was much different from the vegetation of which I saw at Busch Gardens and other parks; but I digress.

As we toured the entire facility, it was easy to see how one could spend an entire day let alone a few hours enjoying each section of the Botanic Gardens.  I even recognized some of his work from locations around the world such as at the Bellagio Conservatory in Las Vegas where he displayed 2,000 hand-blown glass blossoms on the ceiling of a casino.

But from the internationally inspired, through the water gardens and onto the gardens for the West, walk with us as we explore the Denver Botanic Gardens.  Dale Chihuly’s revolutionary Studio Glass movement has never been so vibrant as it is in today’s photo essay!

Walking through Chihuly’s Glass Garden

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As we finished the end of the tour, I walked out with a resonating respect for Dale Chihuly as well as glass art.  I’d love to visit the exhibit at night for an illuminating experience…I’m sure it’ll be quite the show!

What is the most inspirational piece of art you’ve seen while traveling?