Los jardines de cristal de Dale Chihuly

 

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Nunca he sido de esas personas que siguen las guías de viajes sin aportar mi criterio propio, esos sitios que me muero de ganas por ver. Como los mágicos jardines de cristal de este famoso artista.

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Glass garden Dale Chihuly

Cuando fui a Londres hace años, ya conocía a Dale Chihuly. No sé cómo, supongo que navegando por Pinterest en busca de inspiración como suelo hacer. Por aquel entonces no era tan conocido aquí. Pero yo vi fotografías de sus creaciones y quise verlas en persona. Nunca había visto nada igual, sus obras formaban una suerte de edén de vidrio fascinante. Y decidí ir a ver sus pinturas fosforescentes a la Halcyon Gallery. Luego, una de sus impresionantes lámparas al Victoria and Albert. ¿Conocéis ya su obra?

 

Glass garden Dale Chihuly

Dale Chihuly es un escultor y artista estadounidense especializado en trabajos en vidrio soplado. Su arte se inspira en curiosas criaturas marinas y en la naturaleza en general. Se funden con ella en numerosos jardines encantados a lo largo del globo. Sus piezas se entremezclan con ramas, troncos de árboles e incluso aparecen suspendidas en el espacio o flotando en el agua.

A continuación, algunas frases del artista ilustradas por las que considero sus obras más interesantes. Podéis visitar pasear por alguna de estos auténticos jardines de cristal en los centros botánicos de todo el mundo.  ¿Y a vosotros, os fascina?

Jardín botánico Chihuly

“El vidrio es el más mágico de todos los materiales. Transmite la luz de una manera especial.-Dale Chihuly”

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“Cuando estudiaba arquitectura de interiores jugaba con el vidrio porque realmente me gustaba el efecto. Hubo una noche en la que soplé una burbuja y puse una pipa en este vidrio que había derretido. Desde ese momento, quise ser un soplador de vidrio. “- Dale Chihuly.

Esculturas de vidrio
Obra de arte de vidrio cristal

“Quiero que la gente se sienta abrumada con la luz y el color de una manera que nunca han experimentado”. – Dale Chihuly

Glass garden Dale Chihuly

“Soy un artista, un diseñador, un artesano, un diseñador de interiores, mitad arquitecto. No hay un nombre que me termine de definir”. – Dale Chihuly

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Glass garden Dale Chihuly

Dale Chihuly’s crystal gardens

 

I have never been one of those people who follow only travel guides, without  looking for those sites that I am looking forward to visiting. Like the magical glass gardens of this famous artist.

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When I went to London years ago, I have heard about Dale Chihuly. I do not know how, let’s say that surfing on Pinterest in search of inspiration as I usually do. But I saw photographs of his creations and wanted to see them in person. I have never seen anything like it, his works formed a sort of fascinating glass eden. And I decided to see his phosphorescent paintings in the Halcyon Gallery. Then, one of his impressive lamps in Victoria and Albert. Are you familiar with his artwork?

Botanical garden Chihuly

Dale Chihuly is an American sculptor and artist specializing in blown glass works. His art is inspired by curious marine creatures and nature in general. They merge with her in numerous enchanted gardens across the globe. Its pieces intermingle with branches, trunks of trees and even appear suspended in space or floating in the water.

Below, there are some quotes of the artist illustrated by which I consider his most interesting works. You can visit some of these authentic glass gardens in the botanical centers from all around the world. Don’t you find them fascinating? 

Techo de vidrio arte edén de vidrio naturaleza flores

 

“When I was studying interior architecture, and playing around with glass because I really liked glass. There was one night when I blew a bubble and put a pipe into this glass I had melted and blew a bubble. From that moment, I wanted to be a glassblower.”-Dale Chihuly.

Flores de vidrio

 

 

The role models for young people today are athletes, movie stars, rock-and-role singers, and that’s kind of a sad state of affairs. I like the idea that I can get young people interested in something they can do themselves.” – Dale Chihuly

Art in glass

 

“Glass is the most magical of all materials. It transmits light in a special way.-Dale Chihuly”

Glass art Chihuly

“I want people to be overwhelmed with light and color in a way they have never experienced.”-Dale Chihuly

Glass art

 

“I’m an artist, a designer, a craftsman, interior designer, half-architect. There’s no one name that fits me very well.”-Dale Chihuly

Glass garden

 

FUENTES:

vía: https://arrynvogan.wordpress.com/2011/02/17/artist-of-inspiration-dale-chihuly/

https://www.azquotes.com/author/28595-Dale_Chihuly

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