| “CHIHULY’S SPACE NEEDLE”
This painting was inspired by a photograph I first saw hanging in my Spokane girlfriend’s
home. Before painting it I went to Dale Chihuly's Garden and Glass exhibit in the
Seattle Center which showcases the genius studio glass of the incomparable, world class
glass artist. I must have taken hundreds of photos. I found myself lost in this wonderland
of unearthly beauty. This particular view is from the atrium designed specifically for
Chilhuly’s exhibit of brilliantly colored clusters of glass flowers strung tenuously and oh so
perfectly from one end of the atrium to the other.
I have always loved the Seattle Space Needle but have to admit that I was only inspired
to paint this incredible Seattle landmark after seeing it through Chihuly’s incomparable
aesthetic of art and architecture.