Thursday, December 07, 2006

JELLYFISH??

No, this is the stunning ceiling at the Belliago Hotel. As the final picture in my Las Vegas series I thought I would show you this amazing work of art. The glass sculpure is created by Dale Chihuly. Chihuly states that Steve Wynn talked to him about making the art piece for the Bellagio before construction had even begun on the Hotel. He wanted a spectacular piece for the lobby. Back in Seattle the artist built the entire 70 x 30 foot ceiling, full scale in his studio. The commission, as contracted called for a whole new armature type and about 1000 new "flowers." When FIORI DI COMO was finally installed there were over 2000 handblown glass elements.

Google Dale Chihuly to see all his fabulous art work and some videos of works in progress.

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22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Absolutely incredible. I can't imagine how beautiful a whole ceiling would be. This has been a great series of photos.

Kate said...

Chihuly is my flat-out favorite glass artist! Seeing one of his exhibits is always awesome as is this photo!!

navin said...

This is so cool. I love the colours

Chris & Deb said...

First time visitor to your site! Having viewed the first page, I think I know what I'll be doing the rest of the day!
Very very cool images-and I love the Jellyfish!

AphotoAday said...

Wow -- now that is impressive! and extremely beautiful... Must get to Vegas some day...

Anonymous said...

superbe, et vraiment impressionnant. tres belle creation. tres belle photo


superb, and really impressive. very beautiful creation. very beautiful photograph

TRM said...

That is a fnatastic peice on the ceiling there. I have a couple of shots I took there a couple years back. Truly a great work in that media. Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog.

Still said...

Amazing colors!

Annie said...

If I could put in an order of who I'd like to be reincarnated as (forgive the grammar here), it would be Dale Chihuly with all his talent. It sounds like Kate and I are avid fans of his, and you too.

isabella said...

Great series of photos! Enjoyed each and every one...
Now I will google Chihuly to see where else might I see his work.

Lucy said...

Such a cool picture!

By the way, I saw your comment on Salty Dawg's blog re. not being able to post comments, and I've had the same problem with Beta bloggers. It'll be downloading comments and all of a sudden they'll disappear!
But I found something that works: if you click on the time of posting (eg 1:00pm) rather than the comments link, the comments wil pop up no problem.
Just thought I'd pass it on!:-)

photowannabe said...

Thanks Luce, for the advice. I will give it a try.
Thanks everyone for all of your nice comments.
Have a great weekend.

Ash said...

Interesting!

Great colors too...

Laurie said...

That is so very beautiful.

shiv said...

lovely shot,colours look great...!

Nathalie said...

This is absolutely stunning!!!

Roland Simmons said...

The ceiling is impressive. When I visited that hotel I made sure I got a photo of it also. I took a photo of my wife and used the ceiling as the background.

kris said...

wow! taking a closer look, its feast to the eyes..am sure the real thing is amzing but thos photo is doing it justice!

Marc said...

Very nice. Love the colors.

photogenic said...

wow! I saw something like this back in flickr but this is fantastic.

bart said...

surrealistic beautiful!

Wingnut said...

I have seen this in Bellagio, the entire place is stunning, but this "show" certainly stands out and remains in my memories. Thanks for the photo, it's lovely!