Composed of neon and plastic elements, this outdoor sculpture features colors chosen specifically for the garden. The work is illuminated and has a different impact after dark (you can view it during Chihuly Nights).
These individually hand-blown forms were inspired by Chihuly’s time in Finland in the ’90s. (He experimented with the durability of his pieces by dropping his works into a river, later retrieving them in boats similar to the one pictured here.) The multihued Artpark Installation looms in the background.
Artist Dale Chihuly has been creating striking pieces of blown glass since the 1970s. His colorful creations, which have been exhibited all over the world, are now on view in the Bronx at the New York Botanical Garden. Chihuly (up through October 29) is the artist’s first major NYC show in more than a decade. See some of our favorite pieces in this photo gallery, and then visit the exhibition to experience them for yourself.