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Old 02-12-2010, 10:55 PM
 
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Not sure if this is what you mean....

I just recently managed to add 3 more Gehry buildings to my tally by taking in the Disney Concert Hall in LA & The Ray & Maria Stata Centre at MIT, Cambridge AND Frank Gehry's home in Santa Monica whilst on my recent trip to the states. Add that to the Experience Music Project in Seattle in 2008 and I'm working my way nicely through his work.
His architecture is both breathtaking and fascinating.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqYDKF1EQP8


I'll also include Dale Chihuly whose genius I've had the priviledge of being swept away by on several occasions now and he still manages to make my heart swell and bring a tear to my eye with the sheer beauty and excitement of his work.
I didn't manage to get to the Phoenix exhibition BUT the video does showcase his work well. If I get a chance I'll hunt up some of the pictures I took of his sea form platform at Tacoma Museum of Glass and I think I also have pics of his Venetian Wall installation also on the Bridge of Glass.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_SRkrMQJhM
I love Chihuly. Did you know that he blew these floating glass spheres and released them into the ocean? Some very lucky people must have found them. I wonder if they even know what it is that they have found. I do digital collage and actually used an image from his work in a collage.
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Old 02-12-2010, 11:39 PM
 
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I love Chihuly. Did you know that he blew these floating glass spheres and released them into the ocean? Some very lucky people must have found them. I wonder if they even know what it is that they have found. I do digital collage and actually used an image from his work in a collage.
Oh!! Why couldn't it be ME that found one????

I'll never look at beach glass the same way again!

We went to Stockbridge Ma, whilst I was in the US last time just so I could see more Chihuly and all I could say to MM when we left for ages after was, "If I ever win Tattslotto I'm going to buy....NO...I'm going to COMMISSION Dale Chihuly!"
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Old 02-12-2010, 11:42 PM
 
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We're really proud of Disney Hall. It is a breathtaking work. A co-worker of my sister has a condo almost overlooking it--very shiny! But I have to say I don't like the EMP in Seattle too much. Deconstructive, yes, but incoherent too, even if a certain jumble is still the point. There was nothing for me to connect to, and I stood across the street from it staring for a long time from different angles. I'd love to see the Bilbao.
Did you go inside?

Where I can I go inside and I guess I love EPM because it was my first experience with Gehry's work AND it housed more amazing stuff that I connect with. The outside really seemed to fit the inside for me. Plus the Alien museum is there. AND I love the colour.

I haven't been that excited about a building since I FINALLY managed to stand in front of my first Antonio Gaudi building in Spain.

Disney Hall is beautiful though. I love all of his work to be honest. EVEN the much maligned Stata Centre.
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Old 02-13-2010, 06:16 PM
 
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If I get a chance I'll hunt up some of the pictures I took of his sea form platform at Tacoma Museum of Glass....

I gotcha covered!





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Old 02-13-2010, 06:26 PM
 
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We went to Stockbridge Ma, whilst I was in the US last time just so I could see more Chihuly and all I could say to MM when we left for ages after was, "If I ever win Tattslotto I'm going to buy....NO...I'm going to COMMISSION Dale Chihuly!"
I want this one!

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Old 02-13-2010, 11:00 PM
 
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I gotcha covered!
Thanks love! Even now looking at the pictures it makes me teary it's just so beautiful. The man is a genius!

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I want this one!
Duly noted! I'll pop down and get a Tattslotto ticket!


Oh and because I'm a MASSIVE fan I'll include this link to Sidney Nolan's Kelly Series from Iron outlaw which has a bit of background about both Sidney Nolan (The Artist) AND his subject Ned Kelly (the iron outlaw) and it includes the paintings. Now I guess to me they're not that unusual seeing as I've loved them all my life but I guess for others outside Australia they might be considered unusual.

Ned Kelly Australian Ironoutlaw | Ironoutlaw.com
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Old 02-13-2010, 11:17 PM
 
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I'm so glad you posted the Chihuly. This was breathtaking the first time I saw it in the lobby at The Bellagio in Vegas.










This next link has some pretty lanterns, flowers, umbrellas, etc.


Google Image Result for http://www.kapeesh.com/images/trips/LV06/LV06-Bellagio-giant-glass-flowers-1.jpg
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Old 02-16-2010, 11:07 PM
 
Location: 39 20' 59"N / 75 30' 53"W
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Portraits done from bottle caps
Molly B Right
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Old 02-16-2010, 11:40 PM
 
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A chocolate room. Everything is made of chocolate.




Google Image Result for http://images.teamsugar.com/files/upl0/1/17470/05_2008/ali_larter_04_wenn5081686.preview.jpg
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Old 02-27-2010, 04:32 AM
 
Location: 39 20' 59"N / 75 30' 53"W
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They're not really made of frosting, but a modern version of the ancient art.
" Marzipan babies "






Who says a toilet has to
be boring - or even look
like a toilet?
Unusual Art/
Toilet Art





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