We wanted to see as many things as we possibly could in Seattle, which included the EMP and the Space Needle, so we ended up buying the City Pass because it was cheaper in the long run. We ended up getting tickets to the Chuhily Garden and Glass, which is right next door to the EMP Museum.
There were a few sculptures outside in the park as we were walking by the building, and I thought they looked pretty cool, but we were mostly going because we had free tickets.
But as soon as we walked through the door, I was blown away. There were a few smaller sculptures in the entrance way and lobby, but the first big sculpture was ocean themed, and it is absolutely breathtaking. I could have stood there all day and stared at it.
But once we left that room, and went into the next, we were greeted by a light filled room with an entire ceiling filled with multi-coloured glass sculptures. And that’s the way it went. Every exhibit was my favourite, until I saw the one that came after it.
By the time we had wandered around and looked at all of the different pieces, I was completely in love with Dale Chuhily (the artist), and I was convinced I was going to buy a small blown glass piece to take home with me, which is not something I normally do at museums.
I was quickly relieved of that notion when we got to the shop and realized that for even a small sculpture the size of a bowl, it was thousands of dollars.
I was creeping around on Groupon the other day looking for massages, when I found a glass blowing class. It sounds kind of dangerous, I’m assuming playing with molten liquid glass is not really a hobby for the un-coordinated, but maybe it is my secret talent.
I’m coming for you Dale.