Saturday, July 7, 2007

Museum of Glass

"Why do you try to understand art? Do you try to understand the song of a bird?"
Pablo Picasso

Mark and I visited the Tacoma Museum of Glass today. Such a cool place, great for an afternoon like today. We got to see some great pieces. Unfortunately they didn't let us take pics of anything in the galleries and they don't have pics posted online either. But Dave Chihuly's work is great and his Bridge of Glass is amazing. We also had a chance to see Glassmaking live. Artist Martin Blank was there with his team and it was awesome and really hot. We really enjoyed it. It reminded us of the artisits we saw in Murano, Italy. Close to the end we visited the Studio and did some linoleum carving. I really like that they encourage everyone to work on their creativity!

Martin Blank and his team

Mark focused on his carving

My creation

a fun shot

View of the museum and surrounding areas

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