Friday, May 24, 2013

Chihuly in Indianapolis

 The Indianapolis Children's Museum has a spectacular centerpiece called Fireworks of Glass by Dale Chihuly.  It is a 43-foot tower of glass reaching the top story of the museum and contains over 3,200 pieces of hand-blown glass.

 On the lower level of the museum, you can look up at the glass ceiling  which floats just under the tower base.  There are even two circular plastic slowly revolving platforms where you can sit back and look up at this magnificent piece of work.

Here is a close-up of one of the pieces.  The variegation is really amazing and adds such interesting detail and  depth.

In addition to viewing the glass ceiling, kids can make their own sculpture with plastic replicas of the glass forms.  It's a really cool way for kids to experiment with color, texture, pattern and explore art in a dynamic way!

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