A Wonderland Through the Looking Glass: The Art of Dale Chihuly

Submitted by Elaine Magliaro, Guest Blogger

While Jonathan is off gallivanting around in France for a few weeks, he’s left us guest bloggers to do the majority of postings here at the Turley blog. While I’ve remained stateside, I did have an opportunity earlier today to travel to a beautiful otherworld–one created in the imagination of glass artist Dale Chihuly. Chihuly’s “Through the Looking Glass” exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston is breathtaking! Fortunately, I was able to take pictures without a flash. Maybe you’d like to come along on a tour of his glass art exhibit.

Chihuly: Through the Looking Glass

Dale Chihuly @ MFA

CBS Early Show: Erica Hill Takes a Lesson in Glass Blowing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TolHuumh7w

Dale Chihuly

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETJhw9_B_X4&feature=fvst

66 thoughts on “A Wonderland Through the Looking Glass: The Art of Dale Chihuly”

  1. isn’t dr. john doe the same doctor who reattached john wayne bobbit’s ..er, arm?

  2. HenMan,

    Probably a good back scratcher too. 🙂

    Have a good weekend, my friend. I don’t know what the weather has been like out your way but it’s been fairly brutal here … we are content to move slowly.

  3. Blouise-

    I wondered about that Liberty University Barber School diploma on Dr. John Doe’s wall.

    Actually, I find the reversed elbow quite useful when I’m fighting Bob the Ripper and his brother Treacherous Bob attacks me from behind.

  4. HenMan,

    Dr. Doe is indeed an artist and Bob the Ripper is one lucky bobcat but … I want to be gentle here …

    Is it possible that Dr. Doe conferenced with Bob the Ripper before reattaching your arm?

    I only mention this because … when you look at your reflection in the mirror you do realize that the elbow on the reattached arm should be facing towards the back.

    This may explain why one-eyed Bob is beating you more regularly in your matches.

    You might want to consider requesting a do-over.

  5. Blouise-

    Wow! That’s it! That’s the exact glass eye that the veterinarian, Dr. John Doe, put into Bob the Ripper’s eye socket. Amazing coincidence,eh?

  6. Blouise-

    “Bobcat-skin hat”–even if it’s synthetic, I’m appalled. I would never harm a bobcat (except for money at the carnival)- even Treacherous Bob, the bobcat that tore off my left arm and ran off with it. Fortunately, he developed a limp during the fight and I was able to run him down and retrieve my arm. After the veterinarian sewed my arm back on and fixed Treacherous Bob’s limp, I took Treacherous Bob home for a fine meal of Purina Bobcat Chow with my home made gravy. I never hold a grudge.

  7. Elaine-

    When I used to do my carnival act, “HenMan Fights a Bobcat To The Death”, one of the bobcats who fought me to a draw had to be fitted with a glass eye, but I never heard of a “glass bobcat”.

  8. HenMan,

    Would you think about sending each of us a Bobcat-skin hat … in the style of the Davy Crockett Coonskin hat … synthetic of course as we wouldn’t want to commit a fur faux pas.

    We could meet late at night on line wearing our hats and repeating the Bobcat Club pledge …

  9. Blouise, Elaine, and Gene H-

    Actually, well trained bobcats make wonderful pets unless you have meal-size children in your household. I frequently use a bobcat for a pillow at night. The warmth and the soft purring makes for a relaxing night’s sleep. You just have to remember to put their leather mittens on. Otherwise, the bobcat nightmares sometimes result in pieces of your face being torn off.

  10. Elaine M.
    1, July 28, 2011 at 12:45 pm
    Blouise,

    Henman’s bobcats are actually part of his personal “glass menagerie.”

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    That was exquisite … lol

  11. Wait a minute. Not only does HenMan have bobcat’s under his pits, they’re glass bobcats? That’s one tough dude.

  12. HenMan,

    I’m surprised they let you in the exhibit considering the bobcats and all.

  13. AY,

    Elaine and the Prof are bound and determined to give us some culture this summer. In other words, we ain’t got no excuse!

  14. SwM,

    If the weather we are dealing with here in the Cleveland area follows the rules of nature then, sadly, your daughter will not be able to catch any cool breezes in Boston.

  15. Elaine–Thanks for the reminder that there is still much beauty in the world.

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